Thermal comfort, indoor air quality, acoustics

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Wednesday 9 December 2020, 14:00-15:45 CET   The current development in building energy efficiency towards nZEB buildings represents a number of new challenges to design and construction.   One of these major challenges is the increased need for cooling in these highly insulated and airtight buildings, which is not only present in the summer period but also in the shoulder seasons and in offices even in midwinter.  
Post date: 23 Nov 2020
Type: Event

3rd Edition of EuroACE Mini Online Workshops Series on the Renovation Wave   "A Breeze of Fresh Air? Ensuring Improved Indoor Air Quality is Delivered via the Renovation Wave",  
Post date: 20 Nov 2020
Type: Event

We hope this newsletter finds you healthy and well during these unprecedented times.    Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, TightVent continues to operate and adjust its communication, networking and awareness raising activities in the field of building & ductwork airtightness.   As usually, this edition rounds up our latest work & achievements followed by our partners product news.   
Post date: 19 Nov 2020
Type: News

The TripleA-reno Combined Labelling Scheme is the first such scheme developed especially for the renovation of dwellings, covering energy performance, indoor environmental quality, and well-being indicators.   
Post date: 18 Nov 2020
Type: Tool

Join the team from the International Passive House Association for their new series:   iPHA Q&A with PHI!   Once a month, iPHA will sit down with experts from different departments at the Passive House Institute to hear about the work they do, what they offer and how you can make the most of those offerings!  
Post date: 16 Nov 2020
Type: Event

The AIVC board decided in their last (online) meeting of September 2020 to start a project to collect, discuss and disseminate information about COVID-19 in relation to ventilation and airtightness.   A working group was created to define and carry out the project, with the title ‘Ventilation, airtightness and COVID-19’.   
Post date: 13 Nov 2020
Type: Publication

Deep renovation is a key action to drastically reduce energy demand and achieve the EU vision of a decarbonised building stock by 2050. However, only 1% of European buildings are being renovated yearly and shallow retrofits persist with low impact on energy consumption.   The StepUP project is developing new technologies and solutions to make building renovation more attractive and affordable.
Post date: 9 Nov 2020
Type: Publication

KGH goes online!   The Organizing Committee decided that the 51st International HVAC&R Congress and Exhibition is to be held online, on December 2–4, 2020.   Information for authors   The whole Congress program will be virtual with sessions organized as follows:
Post date: 5 Nov 2020
Type: Event

Friday 20 November 2020, 16:00-17:15 CET   Ventilation is recognized as a major element in strategies for minimizing the risk of COVID infection. REHVA and ASHRAE have developed guidelines taking existing evidence of long-range aerosol based transmission into account including the importance of ventilation.   This webinar will present the guidelines by REHVA and ASHRAE and will also have a closer look to the similarities and differences in both guidelines.  
Post date: 4 Nov 2020
Type: Event

Monday 30 November 2020, 10:30-11:45 CET   Air infiltration in buildings has multiple consequences on energy use and indoor environmental quality which depend on the location and distribution of leakages. Among others, pollutant infiltration and air draft are highly affected by leakage distribution. In current practice, leakage detection is frequently performed together with an airtightness test.  
Post date: 2 Nov 2020
Type: Event