10.10.2012 10:00 Age: 6 yrs
Category: REHVA event

32nd AIVC Conference and 1st TightVent Conference

Copenhagen, Denmark. Second announcement. More information.

The joint ’33rd AIVC Conference‘ and ’2nd TightVent Conference’ aims to focus on ventilation and infiltration in nearly zero-energy buildings and more particularly on challenges and perspectives for ventilative cooling (the use of ventilation systems to cool indoor spaces) as well as the rationale and solutions for better building and ductwork airtightness.

Ventilative cooling strategies, as part of an overall design strategy including adequate solar protections, thermal mass and active cooling, can help improve thermal comfort. Their potential is more and more considered to reduce the cooling energy demand in summer or mid-season conditions, depending in particular on outdoor climate, building design and internal loads.

At the same time, ventilation as well as envelope and ductwork airtightness remain a specific challenge for new or renovated very low-energy buildings as they can represent over 50% of a building’s total space heating (or cooling) needs. Besides, their share often increases with increasing energy performance.

To address these issues, the aim of this conference is to present and foster new research and development, applications and market transformation with a specific focus on ventilative cooling strategies as well as envelope and ductwork airtightness, two aspects that are particularly relevant in the trend towards nearly zero-energy buildings.

For more information, please visit www.aivc.org or www.tightvent.eu.