Impact of a poor quality of ventilation systems on the energy efficiency for energy-efficient houses

The “VIA-Qualité” project (2013-2016) focuses on low energy, single-family dwellings. It proposes the development of quality management approaches (ISO 9001) which aim to increase both on-site ventilation and indoor air quality. One of the main benefits of those approaches is the improvement of ventilation system performance, especially thanks to a rigorous follow-up from design to installation. Efficient ventilation system performance is rewarded in the French EP-calculation, through a primary energy consumption estimation.