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7-9 December 2015, Conference, Hyderabad - Building Simulation Conference 2015

The 14th International Conference of the International Building Performance Simulation Association (IBPSA) - Building Simulation Conference 2015 (BS2015)- will focus on advancing the practice in diverse disciplines of building energy analysis and performance simulation. The event is intended for those working in or learning about the field of building performance simulation including building designers, architects, design engineers and consultants, researchers, developers, building physicists, sustainability managers, building operators and regulators specifying simulation as an assessment


New BPIE report released: " Indoor Air Quality, Thermal Comfort and Daylight"

This report deals with Indoor Air Quality (IAQ), thermal comfort and daylight requirements in Belgium (Brussels Region), Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Sweden and the UK (England and Wales) and focuses on the respective building codes for new and existing residential buildings.


New publication of the EBC Annex 52 / SHC Task 40: ‘Modeling, Design, and Optimization of Net-Zero Energy Buildings’

A new  publication was released in the framework of the International Energy Agency's Solar Heating and Cooling (SHC) Programme and the Energy in Buildings and Communities (EBC) Programme through the joint SHC Task 40/EBC Annex 52: “Towards net zero energy solar buildings”.

The report aims at assisting designers in optimally using simulation tools for Net ZEB design. It includes advanced modeling techniques as well as detailed case studies. In particular, it:


IEA EBC releases its annual report of 2014

This report presents an overview of progress made by the International Energy Agency (IEA) Implementing Agreement on Energy in Buildings and Communities Programme, including summaries of new, ongoing and recently completed projects.

The IEA-EBC Programme is an international energy research and innovation programme in the buildings and communities field. It enables collaborative R&D projects among its 26 member countries. It provides high quality scientific reports and summary information for policy makers.


AIVC 2015 Conference - Abstract submission extended to April 15, 2015

The abstract submission deadline at the 36th AIVC Conference: “Effective ventilation in high performance buildings”, to be held in Madrid, Spain 23-24, 2015 has been extended.

The extended deadline for abstract submission is now April 15, 2015. Authors are kindly invited to submit their abstracts through the online submission system available on the Conference website. Authors will be notified regarding the acceptance of their abstracts by May 29, 2015. Full papers are due by June 30, 2015.


16-17 March 2015, Workshop, Lund, Sweden

Around 55 participants from 16 countries attended the international workshop on “Ventilation and Airtightness in Buildings : Voluntary and Regulatory Frameworks to Improve Quality and Compliance” which was held in Lund, Sweden on March 16-17, 2015.  

One topic of specific attention was schemes implemented in various countries to reduce errors in ventilation and airtightness input data used in energy performance certificates and to improve the quality of the works. Discussions were based on analyses of lessons learnt from field data.

Specific sessions included:


AIVC 2015 Conference - Register now

Registration to the 36th AIVC -  5th TightVent- 3rd venticool: "Effective ventilation in high performance buildings"  joint conference is now open. 


35th AIVC Conference, 2014: Best paper, best poster awards

Paper and poster awards were given during the closing session of the joint 35th AIVC, 4th TightVent and 2nd venticool Conference held in Poznań, Poland on 23-24 September, 2014.

Best paper award:


Summaries of the AIVC 2014 conference available

Around 150 participants attended the joint 35th AIVC –4th TightVent -2nd venticool conference held in Poznan, Poland September 24-25, 2014. The programme consisted of 3 parallel tracks with contributions from 27 countries and international organizations. Over 100 presentations were given covering topics including air infiltration through leaks in the building envelope and ductwork, ventilation in relation to IAQ and health, ventilative cooling and thermal comfort.


35th AIVC Conference evaluation report now available

The analysis of the 35th AIVC- 4th TightVent- 2nd venticool Conference  evaluation survey has been finalized.

The evaluation questionnaire of the 35th AIVC conference: “Ventilation and airtightness in transforming the building stock to high performance” was sent out to 124 attendees of the event. The summary report is the result of the feedback from 64 of the participants who filled in the evaluation form.