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TightVent newsletter issue #13 – November 2017 now available

The 13th issue of the TightVent newsletter is now available for download.

Contents include:


Ventilating healthy low-energy buildings (Slides)

The Presentations at the 38th AIVC Conference "Ventilating healthy low-energy buildings", held in Nottingham, UK, 13-14 September 2017.

IEA EBC News, November 2017 now available

The International Energy Agency's Energy in Buildings and Communities (IEA-EBC) Programme newsletter of November 2017 (Issue 66) has been released. The current edition includes an introduction of Canadian policies and movements, also with updates on EBC’s major R&D projects that cover ways to realise both better indoor air quality and higher energy efficiency, reconsideration of thermal comfort by using energy more wisely, and analysis of real energy use and relevant factors by using big data.


38th AIVC Conference evaluation results available

The evaluation questionnaire of the 38th AIVC conference: “Ventilating healthy low-energy buildings” held in Nottingham-UK on September 13-14, 2017, was sent out to 170 attendees of the event. A summary of the results with feedback from 90 of the participants is now available here.


AIVC Newsletter issue #12 – September 2017 now available

The September issue of the AIVC newsletter has just been released.

Contents include:


New AIVC publications

The AIVC is very pleased to announce the release of four new publications!

  • Contributed report 17: In the search of indices to evaluate the Indoor Air Quality of low-energy residential buildings

A report developed by Subtask 1 (ST1) of the IEA-EBC annex 68, summarising the approaches, developments and results achieved in this subtask.


Is ventilation the answer to indoor air quality control in buildings? Do we need performance-based approaches?

March 14-15, 2017 | "Is ventilation the answer to indoor air quality control in buildings? Do we need performance-based approaches?"

CR 16: Towards compliant building airtightness and ventilation systems

Because buildings are responsible for 40% of energy use and 36% of Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions in the EU, energy efficiency in buildings has become a priority to drastically reduce the energy use in buildings. Consequently, a number of policy measures have been implemented in European Member States to drive the market towards Nearly Zero-Energy Buildings, including the Energy Performance of Buildings Certificates (EPCs), which are the most visible instrument of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD).

VIP 37: Impact of Energy Policies on Building and Ductwork Airtightness

This Ventilation Information Paper analyses both the policy instruments used (regulatory requirements and incentives, specific programme requirements, quality frameworks for testers and builders) and the changes observed in practice in terms of building and ductwork airtightness over the past 5 years, using as reference mostly publications from AIVC and TightVent led events. Although we have not restricted our literature review to specific parts of the world, the majority of the publications we found come from Europe and the USA.

venticool newsletter issue #10 – June 2017 now available

The tenth issue of the venticool newsletter (June, 2017) is now available for download.


Contents include: