12 October 2021, Webinar – Smart materials for energy efficient IAQ management

In this webinar, we addressed the opportunities to use novel materials (from advanced functional nano-materials to bio-based building materials) as building components to actively/passively manage the IAQ, for example, through active paint, wallboards, and textiles coated with advanced sorbents or catalysts and quantify their potential, based on the assessment framework developed in the IEA EBC Annex 86 “Energy Efficient Indoor Air Quality Management in Residential Buildings”.


TN 68: Residential Ventilation and Health

Exposures in homes constitute the major part of exposures to airborne pollutants experienced through the human lifetime. They can constitute from 60 to 95% of our total lifetime exposures, of which 30% occurs when we sleep.

AIVC 2023 Conference Proceedings now available!

We are happy to announce that the book of proceedings, PowerPoint presentations and individual papers from the AIVC 2023 conference "Ventilation, IEQ and health in sustainable buildings" held on 4-5 October 2023, in Copenhagen, Denmark are now available to download freely.


Ventilation, IEQ and health in sustainable buildings (Book of Proceedings)

The Book of Proceedings of the 43rd AIVC - 11th TightVent - 9th venticool Conference: "Ventilation, IEQ and health in sustainable buildings" held in Copenhagen, Denmark on 4-5 October 2023.

Ventilation, IEQ and health in sustainable buildings (Slides)

The Presentations at the 43rd AIVC - 11th TightVent - 9th venticool Conference: "Ventilation, IEQ and health in sustainable buildings" held in Copenhagen, Denmark on 4-5 October 2023.

Decoding 30 Years of Insights: Conclusions from ISIAQ's Landmark Webinar Series on Indoor Air Quality and Climate

In celebration of its 30th Anniversary in 2022, the International Society of Indoor Air Quality and Climate (ISIAQ) organized a groundbreaking webinar series that spanned the entire year. This series brought together esteemed researchers who have made significant contributions to the field of indoor air sciences, as well as young and promising researchers who are shaping the future of research in this domain.

ASHRAE 241-2023 Control of Infectious Aerosols

On June 24, 2023, ASHRAE approved the publication of Standard 241-2023 Control of Infectious Aerosols. The purpose of Standard 241 is “to establish minimum requirements for control of infectious aerosols to reduce risk of disease transmission in the occupiable space” of buildings by defining “the amount of equivalent clean airflow necessary to substantially reduce the risk of disease transmission during infection risk management mode”.

Decarbonization and IAQ in Spain: a roadmap

The presentation provides a brief overview of the current situation and a roadmap for decarbonizing the building stock under the context of EU directives. It also discusses how it could be implemented into Spanish building regulations. It examines the evolution of energy and emissions indicators and how they can help tackle the electrification of uses, generalized on-site energy generation, energy storage or building interaction with the grid.

On the assessment of the pressure coefficient on the mixed ventilation modeling

The accurate estimation of the local wind pressure coefficient is crucial in the numerical modeling of natural or mixed ventilation in buildings subjected to wind. Building ventilation modeling typically relies on average wind pressure coefficient values specific to the building façade and wind direction. While the literature provides some correlations and standards for building wall-average pressure coefficients, these values are only useful in the absence of additional information or a database, as they can vary significantly based on urban forms.

Performance 2 project - Winter IAQ campaigns in 13 dwellings equipped with Humidity-based DCV systems: analysis of the ventilation performance after 15 years of use

The Performance 2 project (2020-2024) is a French national research project that aims to evaluate the durability of Humidity-based Demand Controlled Ventilation (DCV) systems installed in two multi-family social housing buildings (Paris and Villeurbanne) over than 10 years ago. This evaluation includes the analysis of continuous measurements performed on the ventilation system (sensors located close to the air terminal devices) and two additional Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) campaigns including two other monitors placed in the “dry” rooms conducted in 13 dwellings.