Ventilation, Airflow and Health Symposium

This one day symposium aims to bring together researchers, policy makers and practitioners from different aspects of indoor air quality. We aim to share different perspectives on the issues of poor air quality in buildings, the current research activities and future needs in this area and the potential design and policy solutions to improve buildings from both and energy and health perspective.

The programme features speakers a range of disciplines and organisations including:

•Dr Sani Dimitroulopoulou, Public Health England
•Dr Henry Burridge, Imperial College London
•Professor Tim Sharpe, Director MEARU, Glasgow School of Art
•Richard Daniels, Education Funding Agency
•Dr Nicola Carslaw, University of York
•Dr Ben Jones, University of Nottingham
•Dr Megan Davies-Wykes, University of Cambridge

The symposium is organised by the Low Energy Ventilation Network (LEVN), a UK Fluids Network Special Interest Group funded by EPSRC. The event is in collaboration with the UK Indoor Environments Group, the HEMAC network and CIBSE Natural Ventilation Group

The event will run 10.30-16.30 and is free to attend. Please register at before 12th December 2017


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The 38th AIVC Conference will take place in Nottingham UK, 13-14 September, with an abstract deadline of 1 March 2017.

Ventilating healthy low-energy buildings

The need to reduce the energy demand of buildings is reflected in the legislation and policies of many countries. However, there is increasing concern about their adverse effects on occupant health and comfort in low energy buildings. These issues are being considered by some international energy conservation policy initiatives for buildings that seek to simultaneously reduce energy demand and provide acceptable indoor environment quality. The minimisation of health risks and preservation of thermal comfort require the careful design and implementation of ventilation strategies and systems. There are many factors that must be addressed to achieve this goal, such as limiting occupant exposure to indoor and outdoor pollution sources, determining metrics capable of assessing indoor air quality, identifying factors causing overheating, and increasing envelope and ductwork air tightness.

It is this context that defines the core theme of the joint 38th AIVC, 6th TightVent and 4th venticool Conference as “Ventilating healthy low-energy buildings”. It will place its focus on:

  • thermal comfort and ventilative cooling (the application of ventilation to cool indoor spaces and reduce overheating risk in buildings);
  • air infiltration through cracks in the building envelope and ductwork;
  • the relationships between ventilation, indoor air quality and health.

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), and venticool (the international platform for ventilative cooling);
  • Brunel University London;
  • University Of Nottingham; and
  • The Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE).

For further information, visit the Conference website at:
Deadline for abstract submission……………….1 March  2017  direct link to abstracts:
Notification of abstract acceptance ………….. 1 April 2017
Deadline for paper submission ………………… 31 May 2017
Conference Dates ………………………………….13 – 14 September 2017

The conference will be held in Crowne Plaza Hotel, Nottingham UK.
13-14 September 2017

Full programme will be available by the end of August 2017.

The conference will consist of 3 parallel tracks devoted to:

  • airtightness issues;
  • ventilative cooling and thermal comfort;
  • ventilation, indoor air quality and health.