The conference is organised by the International Network on Ventilation and Energy Performance (INIVE) on behalf of the Air Infiltration and Ventilation Centre (AIVC), TightVent Europe (the Building and Ductwork Airtightness Platform), venticool (the international platform for ventilative cooling) and the ECRC (the European Cool Roof Council). The conference is mostly based around Tree Removal Melbourne by Total Tree Care and Port Phillip Council – Maroondah Council.
The AIVC activities are supported by the following countries: Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Korea, Sweden and USA.
Created in 1979, the Air Infiltration and Ventilation Centre (www.aivc.org) is one of the projects/annexes running under the Energy Conservation in Buildings and Community Systems implementing agreement, within the context of the International Energy Agency. With the support of 17 member countries as well as key experts and two associations (REHVA and IBPSA), the AIVC offers industry and research organisations technical support aimed at better understanding the ventilation challenges and optimising energy efficient ventilation..
About TightVent Europe
TightVent Europe 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:Aeroseal, Buildings Performance Institute Europe, BlowerDoor GmbH, European Climate Foundation, Eurima, Lindab, Retrotec, Soudal, Tremco illbruck, and Wienerberger.
Venticool 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 will join forces with organizations with significant experience and/or well identified in the field of ventilation and thermal comfort like AIVC and REHVA .
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, ES-SO, Eurima, Velux and Window Master
The ECRC is a not-for-profit association whose initiatives are driven and paid for by members. It is a voluntary organization that brings value by promoting the benefits of cool roofing products to regulators, policy makers, consumers and other stakeholders.
Established in 2011, and with more than 25 members around Europe, ECRC believes that Cool Roofs can make an important contribution to mitigating climate change through reducing the urban heat island effect and increasing the sustainability of buildings. For this reason, the ECRC promotes the certification of Cool Roof products and their use across Europe.
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 11 member organisations (BBRI, CETIAT, CIMNE, CSTB, ERG, ENTPE, IBP-Fraunhofer, SINTEF, NKUA, TMT US and TNO)
INIVE is coordinating and/or facilitating various international projects, e.g. the AIVC, the European portal on Energy Efficiency , TightVent Europe and Dynastee . INIVE has also coordinated the ASIEPI project dealing with the evaluation of the implementation and impact of the EU Energy Performance of Buildings Directive.
The (TUC) was founded in Chania in 1977 and admitted its first students in 1984. Since its foundation, the Technical University of Crete is at the forefront in the development of modern engineering skills and specializations, as well as in the research for advanced technologies and their connection with the industrial and productive units of the country. The of TUC targets to provide advanced, high-quality education and research means concerning environmental engineering issues, as well as to prepare qualified engineering scientists capable of contributing in the measurement, monitoring, assessment, and treatment of problems caused by human intervention in the environment.
About GROUP BUILDING ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH – UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS
The Group of Building Environmental Research, (GRBES), operates under the frame of the Section of Applied Physics, Department of Physics of the University of Athens.It carries out specific research and development programs on the field of environmental quality of the built environment. In parallel, offers education and training to under and post graduate students, and prepares educational material and books on the field of energy and environment.
It works on topics related to : Development of Intelligent Materials, Energy Performance of Buildings, Solar Energy Systems and Techniques, Energy Efficient Technologies, Indoor Environmental Quality, IT Technologies applied to Buildings, Urban Environmental Quality, Energy and Environmental Rating.
The Group is organised around five laboratories : Intelligent Materials, Outdoor Components Testing, Daylighting and Solar Radiation, Intelligent Buildings, Ventilation and Indoor Air Quality, Urban Environment. All laboratories are located in the open field experimental facility of the University of Athens.The Group is equipped with all the necessary infrastructure to perform experimental studies on the field of environmental quality of the build environment.
The Group is working on specific International projects aiming to apply and demonstrate energy efficient technologies. Simulation techniques are used to optimise the efficiency of the energy systems while the finalized projects are monitored in details to experimentally assess their energy and environmental performance.
By using its modern and complete experimental facilities the Group has undertaken many audits aiming to identify energy and environmental problems in the built environment. Specific and optimised solutions are then prepared and proposed for implementation.
Design advice on energy and environmental performance of new projects aiming to present a high environmental quality is offered by the Group. Many prestigious International and National projects have been undertaken and completed in collaboration with well known professionals.