21 March 2024, Webinar – Design and performance assessment of Ventilative Cooling
14:00 Europe/Brussels

Ventilative cooling emerges to be a key element in the strategy to meet the cooling demand in buildings while cutting the CO2 emissions. Ventilative cooling also enhances thermal comfort and mitigates heat stress in buildings. Despite these benefits, the practical adoption of ventilative cooling remains limited among designers. There is still a need for design guidelines and assessment methods in standard weather conditions, extreme scenarios (such as heat waves) and urban environments.

This webinar aims to inform architects, engineers, building professionals and researchers on recent findings on design and performance assessment of ventilative cooling. What is the influence of the urban environment with low wind speeds and solar obstructions on the performances of ventilative cooling? How to consider these effects in performance calculations? How to include ventilative cooling in the calculations for renewable energy for cooling? What are practitioners’ perspectives of and experience with ventilative cooling design?

This webinar is organized by the Air Infiltration and Ventilation Centre - AIVC in collaboration with venticool. The webinar is facilitated by INIVE.

Programme (CET)

  • 14:00 | Welcome & Introduction, Hilde Breesch, KU Leuven, Belgium
  • 14:05 | Urban context and climate change impact: a case-study in Athens, Maria Kolokotroni, Brunel University London, UK
  • 14:20 | Performance Potential for Ventilative Cooling: Renewable Status and Design Stage Assessment in Ireland, Adam O' Donovan, Munster Technological University, Ireland
  • 14:35 | Designing Ventilative Cooling: Summary findings from an exploratory practitioner survey and expert interviews with building design professionals in Ireland and the United Kingdom, Maha Sohail, Munster Technological University, Ireland
  • 14:50 | Questions and answers
  • 15:15 | End of the webinar

Participation to the webinar is free but requires you to register for the event.

For further information please download the flyer.