27-28 March 2019, Symposium, Dublin, “Quality ventilation is the key to achieving low energy healthy buildings”
27 - 28 March 2019 | Dublin, Ireland
Dodder A, First Floor, RDS, Dublin 4
10:00 Europe/Brussels

Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) together with the Air Infiltration and Ventilation Centre (AIVC) organised a symposium entitled " Quality ventilation is the key to achieving low energy healthy buildings " held on 27-28 March 2019 in Dublin, Ireland. The workshop took place at the RDS venue, close to Dublin City Centre. 

The 2 day workshop provided a wealth of insights from experiences both nationally and internationally. It informed approach on ventilation as a key component of delivering both new buildings and deep retrofit low energy buildings. 

Presentations & speakers (you may download the presentations from the table below):


Day 1: Ventilation for good indoor air quality (IAQ)
Welcome on behalf of SEAI  John Randles, Head of Department, SEAI Pdf
Overview of International Energy Agency activities related to energy in buildings  Paul Ruyssevelt, Vice chair of ExCo, IEA TCP EBC Pdf
Presentation of AIVC and ventilation related activities  Peter Wouters, Manager, INIVE EEIG Pdf
Overview of SEAI deep retrofit pilot programme and Research Development and Demonstration Fund   Conor Hanniffy, Brian McIntyre, SEAI Pdf
Ventilative cooling - IEA TCP EBC annex 62  Maria Kolokotroni, Brunel University London/IEA TCP EBC annex 62 Pdf
Health and wellbeing benefits from providing good indoor air quality  Sani Dimitroulopoulou, Public Health England Pdf

Economics of indoor air quality (IAQ) 

Max Sherman, LBNL Pdf

Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ) in Irish Energy Efficient dwellings

Marie Coggins, James McGrath, NUIG Pdf
New trends in ventilation systems - standardisation and specifications issues  Marc Jardinier, Convenor, CEN TC 156 WG 2 Pdf

New trends in ventilation systems and the impact on IAQ, energy performance and the installation fitter

Wouter Borsboom, TNO Pdf
Day 2: Quality of Ventilation Systems
EPBD issues in relation to IAQ and ventilation and article 19a feasibility study  Peter Wouters, Manager, INIVE EEIG Pdf

The context in France that lead to the French task force on ventilation 

Gaëlle Guyot, CEREMA Pdf

The context of the UK and recent studies into ventilation effectiveness 

Ian Mawditt, Four Walls Consultants Pdf

Inspection of ventilation systems outside Europe 

Max Sherman, LBNL Pdf

The context in Ireland - Changes to Irish regulations and inspection of ventilation systems 

Emmanuel Bourdin, Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government Pdf

Ventilation and building airtightness inspection schemes in Belgium 

Maarten De Strycker, BCCA Pdf

Ventilation inspection schemes in France 

Adeline Melois, French Ministry for Ecology  Pdf

Ductwork airtightness - why should we care and how to control it - a review 

Valérie Leprince, Independent Scientific Consultant, PLEIAQ Pdf

Evaluation of Low-Cost IAQ Monitors 

Iain Walker, LBNL Pdf

Overheating risk analysis for NZEB in Irish Perspective 

Orla Coyle, SEAI Pdf
Electronic voting of insights Paul Martin, SEAI Pdf

Conference Summary

Peter Rickaby, Rapporteur, UKCMB/ UCL Pdf
Closing  SEAI Pdf