Energy and climate goals have been shaping many countries’ policy and legislative agendas in the EU and beyond in the past decade. 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.
Better performing buildings must ensure an acceptable Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ), by providing higher Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) and comfort levels for their occupants. Building ventilation entails both challenges and opportunities to achieve this goal.
A specific challenge lies in providing smart ventilation—i.e., the desired IAQ benefits while minimising energy use, utility bills and other non-IAQ costs (such as thermal discomfort and noise). Building ventilation should also help prevent overheating with little energy use. Nevertheless, the correct functioning of ventilation systems, whether natural, mechanical or hybrid should not be compromised by excessive infiltration and uncontrolled airflows. While experience shows that these hurdles are difficult to pass, they also represent fantastic opportunities for design, method, and product development.
This is the context defining the core theme of the joint 39th AIVC, 7th TightVent and 5th venticool Conference as “Smart ventilation for buildings”.
The event will place its focus on:
The conference will consist of 3 parallel tracks largely devoted to:
The conference will consist of a mixture of:
Preference will be given to abstracts focusing on one of the following topics:
Smart ventilation, Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) and health relationships
Ventilation and (building) airtightness
Ventilative cooling - Resilient cooling:
Selected papers will be invited for submission to special issues of
Please download the templates available below to submit your abstract or paper online.
Abstract Submission is now closed. In case of unforeseen problems with abstracts submission, please contact the conference secretariat.
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September 19th, 2018
Boulevard Baudoin 06160 Juan-les-Pins
LES PIRATES Restaurant
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September 17th , 2018
Antibes Juan-Les-Pins Conference Centre
"Palais des Congrès"
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There will be a total of 17 topical sessions:
The conference is organised by:
CETIAT (Centre Technique des Industries Aérauliques et Thermiques) is the French technical centre for the heating, ventilation and air conditioning industries. It was set up in 1960 to serve manufacturers of HVAC systems, i.e. 360 companies manufacturing ventilation systems, ducts, air diffusers, fans, air filters, heat exchangers, heat pumps, etc. CETIAT runs co-operative research for its members, linked to energy and environmental issues, indoor environment quality, and integration and controls of systems. This research is often operated in partnership with other organisations, at national and international level. CETIAT has also an activity of independent testing and research centre, performing tests, calibrations, consultancy and training, based on four main skills: fluid mechanics, thermal science, acoustics, metrology. CETIAT is involved in several European and international standardisation groups. A substantial part of its activity is to disseminate information.
The French environment and energy management agency (ADEME) is active in the implementation of public policy in the areas of the environment, energy and sustainable development. The Agency provides expertise and advisory services to businesses, local authorities and communities, government bodies and the public at large, to enable them to establish and consolidate their environmental action. As part of this work ADEME helps finance projects, from research to implementation, in the areas of waste management, soil conservation, energy efficiency and renewable energy, raw materials savings, air quality, noise abatement, circular energy transition and food wastage abatement. ADEME is a public agency under the joint authority of the Ministry for an Ecological and Solidary Transition and the Ministry for Higher Education, Research and Innovation.
The AIVC (www.aivc.org) activities are supported by the following countries: Australia, Belgium, China, Denmark, France, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Republic of Korea, Spain, Sweden, UK and USA.
Created in 1979, the Air Infiltration and Ventilation Centre (www.aivc.org) is one of the projects/annexes running under the International Energy Agency's Energy in Buildings and Communities Programme. With the support of 15 member countries as well as key experts and two associations (REHVA, IBPSA, ISIAQ), the AIVC offers industry and research organisations technical support aimed at better understanding the ventilation challenges and optimising energy efficient ventilation
Since 1980, the annual AIVC conferences have been the meeting point for presenting and discussing major developments and results regarding infiltration and ventilation in buildings. AIVC combines forces with the TightVent Europe and venticool platforms aiming at facilitating exchanges and progress on airtightness and ventilative cooling issues, which are major topics of this conference
About TightVent Europe
TightVent Europe (www.tightvent.eu) aims at facilitating exchanges and progress on building and ductwork airtightness issues, including the organization of conferences and workshops. It fosters experience sharing as well as knowledge production and dissemination on practical issues such as specifications, design, execution, control, etc., taking advantage of the lessons learnt from pioneering work while keeping in mind the need for adequate ventilation.
TightVent Europe has been initiated by INIVE EEIG (International Network for Information on Ventilation and Energy Performance) with at present the financial and/or technical support of the following partners: Lindab, MEZ-TECHNIK, Retrotec, BlowerDoor GmbH, Eurima, Soudal, Gonal, SIGA, Buildings Performance Institute Europe and the Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy.
venticool (venticool.eu) is the international ventilative cooling platform launched in October 2012 to accelerate the uptake of ventilative cooling by raising awareness, sharing experience and steering research and development efforts in the field of ventilative cooling. The platform supports better guidance for the appropriate implementation of ventilative cooling strategies as well as adequate credit for such strategies in building regulations. The platform philosophy is pull resources together and to avoid duplicating efforts to maximize the impact of existing and new initiatives.
venticool has been initiated by INIVE EEIG (International Network for Information on Ventilation and Energy Performance) with the financial and/or technical support of the following partners: Agoria‐NAVENTA, Velux, ES-SO, Wienerberger, WindowMaster, CIBSE nvg, the Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy and REHVA.
INIVE EEIG (International Network for Information on Ventilation and Energy Performance) was created in 2001 as a so-called European Economic Interest Grouping. The main reason for founding INIVE was to set up a worldwide acting network of excellence in knowledge gathering and dissemination. At present, INIVE has 9 member organisations (BBRI, CETIAT, CSTB, eERG, IBP-Fraunhofer, SINTEF, NKUA, TMT US and TNO) (www.inive.org)
INIVE is, at present coordinating and/or facilitating various international projects, e.g. the Air Infiltration and Ventilation Centre –AIVC (www.aivc.org), Dynastee (www.dynastee.info), the Indoor Environmental Quality – Global Alliance–IEQ-GA (http://ieq-ga.net/), the TightVent Europe platform (www.tightvent.eu ), and venticool (www.venticool.eu) platforms. INIVE has also coordinated the ASIEPI project (www.asiepi.eu , 01/10/2007 – 31/03/2010) dealing with the evaluation of the implementation and impact of the EU Energy Performance of Buildings Directive, the QUALICHeCK project and platform (http://qualicheck-platform.eu/ , 01/03/2014 – 28/02/2017) aiming towards improved compliance and quality of the works for better performing buildings as well as the European portal on Energy Efficiency -BUILD UP (www.buildup.eu).
|Alireza Afshari||Aalborg University||Denmark|
|Arnold Janssens||University of Ghent||Belgium|
|Wouter Borsboom||TNO||The Netherlands|
|François Rémi Carrié||INIVE||Belgium|
|Willem de Gids||VentGuide||Netherlands|
|Laszlo Fulop||University of Pécs||Hungary|
|Jan Hensen||IBPSA||The Netherlands|
|Jaap Hogeling||EPB Center||The Netherlands|
|Ben Hughes||International Journal on Ventilation||UK|
|Jae-Weon Jeong||Hanyang University||Republic of Korea|
|Benjamin Jones||University of Nottingham||UK|
|Maria Kolokotroni||Brunel University London||UK|
|Yun Gyu Lee||Korea Institute of Construction Technology||Republic of Korea|
|Pilar Linares Alemparte||IETCC- CSIC||Spain|
|Zoltan Magyar||Budapest University of Technology and Economics||Hungary|
|Bjarne Olesen||Technical University of Denmark||Denmark|
|Manfred Plagmann||BRANZ||New Zealand|
|Carsten Rode||Annex 68||Denmark|
|Mat Santamouris||University of New South Wales||Australia|
|Takao Sawachi||Building Research Institute||Japan|
|Paula Wahlgren||Chalmers University of Technology||Sweden|
|Pawel Wargocki||DTU Technical University of Denmark||Denmark|
|Hiroshi Yoshino||Tohoku University||Japan|
|Guoqiang Zhang||Hunan university||China|
The conference will be held in Antibes Juan-Les-Pins Conference Centre "Palais des Congrès", France. English will be the official language. No translations will be provided.
60, chemin des Sables - 06160 Juan-Les-Pins
+33 (0)4 22 10 60 01 - press 3
BY PLANE : Nice International Airport 17Km away
BY CAR: A8 Highway "La Provençale" Exit 44 : Antibes centre then Juan-Les-Pins
BY TRAIN : SNCF station in Antibes for high speeds train and SNCF station in Juan-Les-Pins for regional train
Antibes Juan-les-Pins Conference Centre can be easily accessed :
Address: 60 chemin des Sables, 06160 Juan-les-PIns
GPS coordinates: Latitude : 43.5683583 / Longitude : 7.115730900000017
All lines: www.voyages-sncf.com
A8 highway, la Provençale, exit 44. Direction Antibes center, then Juan-les-Pins.
A regional network that guarantees interurban connections throughout the department.
“Allo Taxi Antibes”. Antibes taxi fleet is composed of 36 vehicles (16 people carrier and 20 luxury sedan) with air- conditioning.
Over 700 parking spaces for a better accessibility to the Convention center:
Special room rates for AIVC 2018 participants have been negotiated with multiple nearby Hotels.
Jarek Kurnitski is professor at Tallinn University of Technology and Aalto University, and a vice-president of REHVA, Federation of European Heating and Air-Conditioning Associations, a non-profit organization representing more than 100 000 HVAC-engineers and energy experts. He is the leader of Estonian Center of Excellence in Research ZEBE, Zero Energy and Resource Efficient Smart Buildings, and the leader of the Nearly Zero Energy Buildings NZEB research group which today operates at both universities. He is internationally known for the preparation of technical definitions for nearly zero energy buildings through many activities in REHVA Technology and Research Committee and contributions to European standards. Recently he chaired a task force preparing European residential ventilation guidebook. He has been deeply involved in the work to improve the energy efficiency of the built environment in Estonia and Finland with major contribution in the development of energy calculation frames for present energy performance regulations.
Emmanuel ACCHIARDI est Administrateur Civil, il a exercé plusieurs postes au sein des services déconcentrés du ministère de l'environnement, de l'énergie et de la mer dans les domaines de compétence de l'aménagement du territoire, du bâtiment, des déplacements ou de l'environnement. Il a été détaché à l’ADEME de 2011 à 2016 et a occupé le poste de Directeur adjoint à la direction villes et territoires durables. Depuis le 1er mars 2016, il est sous-directeur de la qualité du développement durable dans la construction à la Direction de l’Habitat, de l’Urbanisme et des Paysages (DHUP)
La sous-direction QC est chargée d’élaborer, animer et mettre en œuvre les politiques de la qualité de la construction et de la rénovation. La mobilisation des acteurs de la construction, le soutien à la relance et à l’innovation, sur l'ensemble de la chaîne de l’acte de construire, du produit à l'ouvrage font également partie de ses missions.
Emmanuel ACCHIARDI is the Civil Administrator, he has held several positions within the decentralized services of the Ministry of the Environment, Energy and the Sea in the areas of competence of regional planning, building, travel or the environment. He was seconded to ADEME from 2011 to 2016 and held the position of Deputy Director, Sustainable Cities and Territories. Since March 1, 2016, he is Deputy Director of Quality for Sustainable Development in Construction at the Directorate of Housing, Town Planning and Landscapes (DHUP)
The QC Branch is responsible for developing, facilitating and implementing quality construction and renovation policies. The mobilization of construction actors, support for recovery and innovation, throughout the chain of the act of building, from the product to the work are also part of its missions.
Donald Weekes is a Partner at InAIR Environmental, Ltd. an occupational and environmental health and safety consultancy based in Ottawa, ON, Canada. He has been providing environmental and occupational health and safety assistance for more than forty-two (42) years. Mr. Weekes is a Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) and Certified Safety Professional (CSP). He is currently the acting President of the Indoor Environmental Quality – Global Alliances. Mr. Weekes has served as a Vice President – Practice for the International Society of Indoor Air Quality (ISIAQ), as a President of the Indoor Air Quality Association (IAQA), and as a President of the Ottawa Valley Chapter of the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air-conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE). Mr. Weekes is also involved with the following professional organizations; American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA), American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienist (ACGIH), Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC).
Yves Lambert, Public Affairs Manager at Renson
Yves Lambert is a member of the Steering Committee of EVIA (European Ventilation Industry Association), he is also the current chairman of the Active House Alliance and chairman of the Belgian national ventilation association Ventibel.
He also holds mandates in a number of other national organisations in the construction industry.
From this position, Yves has significant insight into the way governments work and how they interface with experts in industry and academia. During his 23 years at Renson, Yves acquired extensive technical experience in ventilation, first as product manager and later on as head of product management. As the Public Affairs Manager for Renson in Belgium, he passionately defends the importance of a good indoor climate in a legislative environment where energy efficiency is the focal point of attention.
Bjarne W. Olesen, Professor, Ph.D, Dr.H.C., R.
International Centre for Indoor Environment and Energy
Technical University of Denmark, Department of Civil Engineering
Nils Koppel Allé, DTU, Building 402, DK-2800 Kgs. Lyngby,
Tel: +45-45254117, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Master's degree in civil engineering, 1972. Ph.D., Laboratory of heating and Air Conditioning, Technical University of Denmark, 1975. In the period 1972-1990 Research scientist at the Laboratory of Heating and Air Conditioning. Part time affiliated as product manager at Brüel & Kjaer 1978-1992. Senior Research Scientist, College of Architecture, Virginia Tech. in the period 1992-1993. Since 1993 until January 2004 Head of Research & Development at UPONOR-VELTA GmbH KG & Co., Norderstedt, Germany. Since January 2004 full professor in Indoor Environment & Energy at the Technical University of Denmark and director of the International Center for Indoor Environment and Energy, Technical University of Denmark. Awarded the Ralph Nevins Award (1982), Distinguish Service Award (1997), Fellow Award (2001) and Exceptional Service Award (2006) from ASHRAE. Honorary member of AICARR (Italy), SHASE (Japan) and VDI-TGA (Germany). Chivalric Order of Dannebrog, from the Danish Queen (2012). Doctor Honoris Causa, Slovak University of Technology
ASHRAE President 2017-18
Is active in several ASHRAE-CEN-ISO-DIN standard committees regarding indoor environment and energy performance of buildings and HVAC systems. Has published more than 370 papers including more than 80 in peer reviewed journals.
Philippe Moseley MA(RCA) MSc RIBA works at the European Commission’s Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME). He is responsible for managing parts of the Horizon 2020 programme for research and innovation, in the area of energy efficiency in buildings. He is also responsible for the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) Concerted Action, a forum for the EU member States and Norway to exchange on effective implementation of the Directive through national policies and building codes. Prior to joining EASME, he worked for some 15 years as a professional architect and urbanist, designing and constructing energy efficient buildings and districts.
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