18-19 May 2023,AIVC Workshop, Tokyo, “Towards high quality, low-carbon ventilation in airtight buildings”

NILIM and BRI of Japan, together with the Air Infiltration and Ventilation Centre (AIVC) organised a workshop entitled “Towards high quality, low-carbon ventilation in airtight buildings" held on 18-19 May 2023 in Tokyo, Japan.

The 2-day workshop provided the opportunity to Japanese researchers and engineers, as well as international experts visiting Japan, to present and discuss recent developments in relation to ventilation and airtightness. The workshop was organized in 5 thematic sessions.


TN 70: 40 years to build tight and ventilate right: From infiltration to smart ventilation

As the AIVC was created in 1979, the 40th anniversary of the AIVC was celebrated in October 2019 at the 40th AIVC conference in Ghent. In the context of this celebration, it was decided to publish 2 overview publications:

19-20 March 2018 | Towards higher-performing buildings: The role of airtightness and ventilation

New Zealand homes and apartments have become more and more airtight and have reached a level of airtightness that requires dedicated ventilation. Despite the fact that there is no airtightness requirement in the New Zealand Building Code, new homes regularly reach an airtightness level of 2-3.5 ACH50. This can be a welcome trend as it allows controlled ventilation and therefore control of the energy demand of the building.