AIVC Ventilation Information Paper #45.1: Trends in building and ductwork airtightness in Estonia

We are happy to announce the release of AIVC's Ventilation Information Paper no 45.1: Trends in building and ductwork airtightness in Estonia

This is the first paper of a series of papers being developed and dealing with trends in building and ductwork airtightness in various countries. 

The paper is freely accessible. Please click here to download and read the document. 

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VIP 45.1: Trends in building and ductwork airtightness in Estonia

AIVC's Ventilation Information Paper #45.1 summarizes current knowledge on trends in building and ductwork airtightness in Estonia.

AIVC 2022 Conference, Rotterdam – 5-6 October, 2022

We are pleased to announce that the AIVC 2022 Conference “Ventilation Challenges in a changing world" is now accepting abstracts & proposals for topical sessions. The Conference will be held on October 5-6, 2022, at the Hilton Hotel, in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. It will be a joint event combined with the 10th TightVent and the 8th venticool conferences.

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5-6 October 2022, Conference, Rotterdam – 42nd AIVC conference

The 42nd AIVC conference: "Ventilation Challenges in a Changing World" will be held in the city of Rotterdam, the Netherlands together with the 10th TightVent and the 8th venticool conferences on October 5-6, 2022.

Conference Scope

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REMARK: This Q&A was part of the AIVC special COVID-19 newsletter published in July 2021. To subscribe to the newsletter please click here.

Impact of energy policies on building and ductwork airtightness

Purpose of the work

This paper aims at reviewing and analysing changes and developments in various countries on building and ductwork airtightness in the past 5 years.

Method of approach

Critical steps for a wide scale implementation of building and ductwork airtightness

This ebook, produced by TightVent Europe, includes a number of publications from the Intelligent Energy Europe programme and its predecessor, namely from the ASIEPI project, SAVE-AIRWAYS, and SAVE-DUCT projects.

Building and ductwork airtightness: Selected papers from the REHVA special journal issue on ‘airtightness’

The 2002 Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) already indicated the potential importance of airtightness. With the 2010 EPBD recast and its ambitious 2020 targets, there is even more pressure on these aspects since for most European climates and countries, good envelope and ductwork airtightness levels are necessary to achieve nearly zero-energy buildings.

Impact of ductwork leakage on the fan energy use and sound production of central mechanical ventilation units in houses

Various studies demonstrate a significant impact of ductwork leakage on the fan power consumption of ventilation systems. They have shown that the total energy used by fans can be reduced by 30-50% by improving the airtightness of the ductwork system. However, most of those studies focused on non-residential and multi-family buildings. This study focuses on single-family dwellings; specifically houses.  

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