The 2018 joint AIVC – TightVent – venticool conference Smart Ventilation for buildings in Juan-Les-Pins, France, proved highly successful with more than 200 participants from 27 countries attending the event and confirming once again the continuously growing interest in the fields of building & ductwork airtightness, (smart) ventilation, IAQ & health and ventilative/resilient cooling.
Post date: 5 Dec 2018
In the current edition of the TightVent Europe newsletter, Professor Arnold Janssens presents the highlights of the airtightness track at the 38th AIVC-6th TightVent-4th venticool joint conference held in Nottingham, UK on 13-14 September, 2017. Further on, Dr. Sylvain Courtey gives an overview of the newly launched Eurovent certification programme for Ventilation Ducts. As in previous editions, this issue provides detailed information on upcoming events in the field of ventilation & airtightness.
Post date: 30 Nov 2017
by Valérie Leprince (PLEIAQ), Maria Kapsalaki (INIVE), François Rémi Carrié (INIVE)
Post date: 2 Oct 2017
A recent survey amongst experts of the TightVent Airtightness Committee revealed changes in regulatory building airtightness requirements in 6 out of 10 countries since 2011 as well as significantly growing awareness. These are positive signs that should be reinforced with quality assurance measures to reduce the risk of discrepancies between claimed or expected and actual performance. Several good examples of such measures have been documented in the QUALICHeCK project and could serve as inspiration for other parties.
Post date: 29 May 2017
The abstract submission deadline for the 38th AIVC - 6th TightVent - 4th venticool conference: “Ventilating healthy low-energy buildings” to be held in Nottingham, UK on September 13-14, 2017 has been extended.
Post date: 15 Feb 2017
The 38th AIVC conference: “Ventilating healthy low-energy buildings” will be held in Nottingham, UK together with the 6th TightVent and the 4th venticool conferences on September 13-14, 2017.
The event will place its focus on:
Post date: 31 Jan 2017
38th AIVC - 6th TightVent & 4th venticool Conference, 2017 | Ventilating healthy low-energy buildings
The need to reduce the energy demand of buildings is reflected in the legislation and policies of many countries. However, there is increasing concern about their adverse effects on occupant health and comfort in low energy buildings. These issues are being considered by some international energy conservation policy initiatives for buildings that seek to simultaneously reduce energy demand and provide acceptable indoor environment quality.
Post date: 15 Dec 2016
The TightVent Europe Newsletter aims to keep you regularly informed about developments regarding building and ductwork airtightness, including policy issues, publications, events, innovative technologies, case studies, research activities etc.
Post date: 13 Dec 2016
This document, released by the Air Tightness Testing & Measurement Association (ATTMA), provides the technical standard to be followed for the testing of dwellings in the UK as set out in Building Regulations and specifying documents around the world.
Post date: 14 Sep 2016
This guide, released by the Building Services Research and Information Association (BSRIA), focuses on energy efficiency issues and users’ discomfort related to the air leakage of floor plenums (void between a building’s floor structure and a raised access floor, used for distributing conditioned air to the spaces above), and recommends worst acceptable criteria. According to the document, appropriate limits should be included within design specifications and measured on site to demonstrate compliance.
Post date: 1 Sep 2016