TightVent Europe and the Air Infiltration and Ventilation Centre are organizing the webinar "Durability of building airtightness: Assessment through laboratory testing" to be held on Friday 21 February 2020 at 10:30-11:30 (CET). The objective of this webinar is to share information on protocols developed to test the durability of airtightness products in laboratory conditions. It is the second webinar dealing with durability of airtightness following the one focusing on field measurement to be held on January 30th, 2020 (
Submitted by Maria.Kapsalaki on Thu, 01/09/2020 - 11:38
Setting sustainable urban development goals and developing energy efficient solutions for buildings are crucial elements of climate action. Urban living is introducing new challenges both for architectural design and technical solutions. Ventilation systems have an important impact both on energy use as well as indoor climate and health in buildings. So, how can we develop good home ventilation solutions fit for urban living?
Submitted by Maria.Kapsalaki on Wed, 03/20/2019 - 09:20
Ventilation Information Paper no39: “A review of performance-based approaches to residential smart ventilation” provides an overview of the regulations and standards proposing “performance-based approaches” in five countries to promote the use of smart ventilation strategies. It shows that a favorable context exists in many countries for the development of smart ventilation strategies.
Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) together with the Air Infiltration and Ventilation Centre (AIVC) are organising a symposium entitled " Quality ventilation is the key to achieving low energy healthy buildings " to be held on 27-28 March 2019 in Dublin, Ireland. The workshop will take place at the RDS venue, close to Dublin City Centre.
Submitted by Maria.Kapsalaki on Thu, 03/08/2018 - 12:30
In March 2017, AIVC identified smart ventilation for buildings as a new and important topic to be addressed.
Several actions were defined by AIVC Board about this topic in order to exchange and disseminate information on this topic. A working group of AIVC experts from several countries was created. One of its tasks was to agree on a definition of smart ventilation.
The purpose of this ventilation information paper is to present and illustrate this definition of "smart ventilation".
On June 9, the executive committee of the IEA Technical Collaboration Programme Buildings and Communities (EBC TCP), previously called the implementing agreement on buildings and Communities, approved a new extension period for the AIVC for the period 2017 till 2021, i.e. a 5 years extension.
During this new period, no radical changes in the overall operation of the AIVC is foreseen but, of course, there will be an evolution in the priorities for the AIVC.
8 specific topics of interest have been identified, i.e.:
Submitted by Maria.Kapsalaki on Thu, 03/17/2016 - 11:22
Exposures in homes constitute the major part of exposures to airborne pollutants experienced through the human lifetime. They can constitute from 60 to 95% of our total lifetime exposures, of which 30% occurs when we sleep.
The 35th AIVC conference 'Ventilation and airtightness in transforming the building stock to high performance' will be held in Poznan, Poland, 24-25 September, 2014 in conjunction with the 2nd venticool conference and the 4th TightVent conference. Best papers will be considered for publication in a special issue of the “International Journal of Ventilation”.