14-10-2014 | EU

The 36th AIVC conference: 'Effective ventilation in high performance buildings' will be held in the city of Madrid, Spain together with the 5th TightVent and the 3rd venticool conferences in September 23-24, 2015. It will be a major international event in 2015 focusing on the following topics:

For ventilative cooling aspects:

  • Potential for ventilative cooling strategies
  • Ventilative cooling in energy performance regulations
  • Design approaches and control strategies for ventilative cooling and case studies
  • Thermal comfort and ventilation
  • Coupling of ventilation with cooling systems
  • Ventilative cooling technologies  such as multi-skin facades, ground coupled heat exchangers
  • IAQ impacts from outdoor sources
  • Acoustical issues from outdoor and indoor sources


For airtightness related aspects:

  • Infiltration measurement techniques and IR thermography
  • Durability of building and ductwork airtightness
  • Energy and IAQ impact of envelope and ductwork leakage
  • Design and construction approaches for airtight buildings
  • Risks related to airtightness
  • Optimal airtightness levels


For ventilation in relation to IAQ and health aspects:

  • IAQ impacts from outdoor sources
  • Possibilities and limitations of CO2 and other indicators for IAQ control
  • Humidity control and moisture damage
  • Ventilation in renovated buildings
  • Characterization of air cleaning technologies
  • IAQ aspects in ventilation regulations
  • Heat recovery issues (freezing, natural ventilation, …)


Other aspects relevant to the conference include:

  • Smart ventilation control and smart grids
  • Compliance schemes and barriers to innovation
  • Controls and user interaction
  • Fan energy use
  • Innovative ventilation concepts and combined systems
  • BIM (Building Information Modelling) and ventilation systems


The conference is organised by:

  • The International Network on Ventilation and Energy Performance (INIVE) on behalf of the Air Infiltration and Ventilation Centre (AIVC), TightVent Europe (the Building and Ductwork Airtightness Platform), venticool (the international platform for ventilative cooling); and
  • The Eduardo Torroja Institute for Construction Science – CSIC

Registration and programme information will follow soon so stay tuned!