Bringing nature back into cities can help fight global warming.
Fighting climate change is the challenge of the century. The last UN Environment Emissions Gap Report warned that, in order to ensure global warming stays below 2°C, efforts should be tripled, and if we want to stay below 1.5°C, they should be increased around five times.
Post date: 1 Feb 2019
Transitional spaces are meant as “a space in between indoor and outdoor climate, or between two indoor environments, which thermal characteristics can be or not modified by mechanical control system and where occupant may experience the dynamic effect of this change”. Nowadays, transitional spaces are pivotal in non-residential architecture and the proportion of such areas may vary between 10% up to 40% of the total volume depending on the typology. Mixed-mode buildings are desings with by both active and passive systems.
Post date: 21 Sep 2018
Ventilation is already present in buildings through mechanical and/or natural systems and it can remove excess heat gains as well as increase air velocities and thereby also widen the thermal comfort range. IEA Annex 62 experts developed guidelines for an energy-efficient reduction of the risk of overheating by ventilative cooling solutions and for design and operation of ventilative cooling in both residential and commercial buildings.
Post date: 25 May 2018
Although EPBD stated that minimum energy performance requirements shall take into account indoor climate conditions, many member states neglected indoor environmental issues while implementing energy conservation policies. As a result, nZEB rush pushed towards high insulated and airtight buildings, which resulted in an increased overheating risk during summer and shoulder seasons in both residential and non-residential buildings.
Post date: 26 Apr 2018
The abstracts submission for the RoomVent and Ventilation 2018 Conferences “Excellent indoor climate and high performing ventilation” is now open. Abstracts are due November 30 2017.
Details of the requirements and the submission process are available on the conference website.
Post date: 19 Oct 2017
Natural Ventilation in a Smart Building can remarkably reduce cooling energy demand in temperate climates—to Zero for almost the entire year.
The first part of this webinar will focus on the design and performance of natural ventilation systems through case studies of different Zero-Net-Energy (ZNE) buildings in California that aggressively adopted this design strategy, and used conventional systems. The webinar will also elaborate on what practical problems were encountered and the outcomes—i.e., what were the “lessons learned”.
Post date: 22 Sep 2017
Methodology Applied to the Evaluation of Natural Ventilation in Residential Building Retrofits: A Case Study
Post date: 7 Apr 2017
Scanvac’s RoomVent Conference together with Ventilation Conference present:
RoomVent and Ventilation 2018 Conferences “Excellent indoor climate and high performing ventilation”
RoomVent and Ventilation are well established conference series within the discipline of ventilation research. These conferences have mutually supported each other in the past and
this newly established joint event will provide an overview of the latest research findings on ventilation in both industrial and non-industrial premises.
Post date: 16 Feb 2017
This newsletter released by the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) Natural Ventilation Group (NVG) Management Committee, aims to inform members and potential members of the work being undertaken by the Group to benefit the discipline of natural ventilation within CIBSE.
Post date: 28 Sep 2016
IAQ 2016 conference: Defining Indoor Air Quality: Policy, Standards and Best Practices Conference
UPDATE (28 July 2016)
: Announcement of keynote speakers, technical programme preview and early bird registration deadline
Post date: 4 Aug 2016