Researchers are developing low-cost technologies to tackle indoor air pollution that is a growing menace. A new generation of electrostatic filters can capture even the smallest particles of household pollutants, using a little amount of energy
Post date: 10 May 2019
This report about indoor air quality (IAQ), thermal comfort and daylight requirements in selected Member States addresses a range of topics of increasing importance for European buildings and their inhabitants. The aim of the report is to provide an overview of the regulatory framework for IAQ, thermal comfort and daylight, and to highlight the importance of having appropriate requirements on these aspects.
Post date: 12 Apr 2019
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
The impact of building renovation on health, well-being and productivity could improve the lives of more than 200 million Europeans. This set of publications, developed by BPIE and commissioned by Buildings 2030, takes an important step towards defining, measuring, quantifying and monetising the impact of indoor environmental quality in schools, hospitals and offices. The findings reveal a major business opportunity to invest in people-centric renovation of existing buildings.
Post date: 30 Nov 2018
We are pleased to announce that the AIVC 2019 Conference “From Energy crisis to sustainable indoor climate – 40 years of AIVC" is now accepting abstracts & proposals for topical sessions. The Conference will be held during 15-16 October, 2019 at ‘Het Pand’, the congress centre of Ghent University in Ghent, Belgium.
Post date: 19 Oct 2018
The 40th AIVC conference will be held on 15 and 16 October 2019 in Ghent, Belgium. It will also be the 8th TightVent conference and the 6th venticool conference.
In the past 40 years, since the first oil crisis in the seventies, energy and climate goals have been shaping many countries´ policy and legislative agendas. The building sector plays a crucial role in achieving these goals, considering the energy use attributed to buildings and its huge potential for improved energy performance.
Post date: 19 Oct 2018
It is our pleasure to write to you and to present the conference IAQVEC 2019: Healthy nearly Zero Energy Buildings.
Post date: 7 Oct 2018
By Egla Luca, Ivan Sulc and Edeltraud Haselsteiner
Post date: 2 Oct 2018
Inspired by a growing body of evidence that healthy buildings can have a positive effect on both human health and real estate performance, this report highlights the key certification standards in use in the marketplace, explores recent research on the impact of health-promoting design, and offers profiles of five projects that have been early adopters of healthy building and workplace design and management practices.
Post date: 9 Aug 2018
The 13th REHVA World Congress, CLIMA 2019, will be held from 26th till 29th of May 2019 in Bucharest, Romania. The congress theme is "Built environment facing climate change" featuring discussions about the capacity of new and refurbished buildings, and technical building systems to mitigate climate change in an energy efficient manner while respecting comfort and security requirements.
The conference covers 4 main topics :
• Modern HVAC&R&S Technology and Indoor Environment Quality
• High Energy Performance and Sustainable Buildings
Post date: 22 Jun 2018