AIVC 2018 

39th AIVC - 7th TightVent & 5th venticool Conference

Smart ventilation for buildings

18-19 September 2018, Antibes Juan-Les-Pins Conference Centre,
Antibes Juan-Les-Pins, France

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Conference Scope

Energy and climate goals have been shaping many countries’ policy and legislative agendas in the EU and beyond in the past decade. The building sector plays a crucial role in achieving these goals, considering the energy use attributed to buildings and its huge potential for improved energy performance.

Better performing buildings must ensure an acceptable Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ), by providing higher Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) and comfort levels for their occupants. Building ventilation entails both challenges and opportunities to achieve this goal.

A specific challenge lies in providing smart ventilation—i.e., the desired IAQ benefits while minimising energy use, utility bills and other non-IAQ costs (such as thermal discomfort and noise). Building ventilation should also help prevent overheating with little energy use. Nevertheless, the correct functioning of ventilation systems, whether natural, mechanical or hybrid should not be compromised by excessive infiltration and uncontrolled airflows. While experience shows that these hurdles are difficult to pass, they also represent fantastic opportunities for design, method, and product development.

 This is the context defining the core theme of the joint 39th AIVC, 7th TightVent and 5th venticool Conference as “Smart ventilation for buildings”.

The event will place its focus on:

  • Smart ventilation, IAQ and health relationships
  • Ventilation and airtightness
  • Ventilative cooling – Resilient cooling


The conference will consist of 3 parallel tracks largely devoted to:

  1. Smart ventilation, Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) and health relationships
  2. Ventilation and Airtightness
  3. Ventilative cooling – Resilient cooling

The conference will consist of a mixture of:

  • Well‐prepared and structured sessions focused on the conference topics;
  • Presentations on invitation;
  • Presentations arising from the call for papers.


Preference will be given to abstracts focusing on one of the following topics:

Smart ventilation, Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) and health relationships

  • Sensing technologies and control strategies for smart ventilation
  • Smart grid integration
  • Controls and user interaction
  • IAQ impacts from outdoor sources
  • IAQ metrics or performance indicators
  • Humidity control and moisture damage
  • Strategies to reduce exposure (filtration, air cleaning, source control)
  • Performance of residential cooker hoods
  • BIM (Building Information Modelling) and ventilation systems


Ventilation and (building) airtightness

  • Energy rating of ventilation product and systems
  • Innovative ventilation concepts and combined systems
  • Fan energy demand
  • Heat recovery issues (freezing, natural ventilation)
  • Risks related to building airtightness
  • Durability of building and ductwork airtightness
  • Energy and IAQ impact of envelope and ductwork leakage
  • Field data and case studies
  • Infiltration measurement techniques and IR thermography
  • Compliance schemes and barriers to innovation
  • Ventilation in renovated buildings


Ventilative cooling - Resilient cooling:

  • Thermal comfort and ventilation;
  • Coupling of ventilation with cooling systems;
  • Ventilative cooling (design, technologies, components, controls, case studies);
  • Bioclimatic architectural design towards better summer performance
  • Technologies of passive cooling and overheating prevention
  • Personal comfort control during the hot season
  • Efficient part-time or zonal cooling, including options of precooling
  • Technologies and control strategies towards energy flexible buildings


for abstract submission

March 1, 2018

of abstract acceptance

April 1, 2018

for full paper submission

June 10, 2018

for early bird registration

June 23, 2018


Call for abstracts and Papers

Please download the templates available below to submit your abstract or paper online.

Abstract Submission Template

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Until 30 June, 2018: € 650

After 30 June, 2018: € 700

On-Site: € 750

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  • Admission to all scientific sessions
  • Admission to conference exhibition area
  • Congress Material (Final Programme, pads, pen, bag,)
  • Certificate of Attendance
  • Coffee breaks
  • Snack Breaks


Until 30 June, 2018: € 200

After 30 June, 2018: € 200

On-Site: € 225

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  • Admission to all scientific sessions
  • Admission to conference exhibition area
  • Congress Material (Final Programme, pads, pen, bag,)
  • Certificate of Attendance
  • Coffee breaks
  • Snack Breaks

1 Day

Until 30 June, 2018: € 400

After 30 June, 2018: € 450

On-Site: € 480

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  • Admission to all scientific sessions
  • Admission to conference exhibition area
  • Congress Material (Final Programme, pads, pen, bag,)
  • Certificate of Attendance for one-day
  • Coffee breaks for one-day
  • Snack Breaks for one-day


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Conference Organisers and Committees

Organising Committee

The conference is organised by:

  • CETIAT, the French technical centre for the heating, ventilation and air conditioning industries
  • ADEME, the French environment and energy management agency
  • INIVE, the International Network on Ventilation and Energy Performance 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)



CETIAT (Centre Technique des Industries Aérauliques et Thermiques) is the French technical centre for the heating, ventilation and air conditioning industries. It was set up in 1960 to serve manufacturers of HVAC systems, i.e. 360 companies manufacturing ventilation systems, ducts, air diffusers, fans, air filters, heat exchangers, heat pumps, etc. CETIAT runs co-operative research for its members, linked to energy and environmental issues, indoor environment quality, and integration and controls of systems. This research is often operated in partnership with other organisations, at national and international level. CETIAT has also an activity of independent testing and research centre, performing tests, calibrations, consultancy and training, based on four main skills: fluid mechanics, thermal science, acoustics, metrology. CETIAT is involved in several European and international standardisation groups. A substantial part of its activity is to disseminate information.



The French environment and energy management agency (ADEME) is active in the implementation of public policy in the areas of the environment, energy and sustainable development. The Agency provides expertise and advisory services to businesses, local authorities and communities, government bodies and the public at large, to enable them to establish and consolidate their environmental action. As part of this work ADEME helps finance projects, from research to implementation, in the areas of waste management, soil conservation, energy efficiency and renewable energy, raw materials savings, air quality, noise abatement, circular energy transition and food wastage abatement. ADEME is a public agency under the joint authority of the Ministry for an Ecological and Solidary Transition and the Ministry for Higher Education, Research and Innovation.

About AIVC

The AIVC (www.aivc.org) activities are supported by the following countries: Belgium, Denmark, France, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Republic of Korea, Spain, Sweden, UK and USA.

Created in 1979, the Air Infiltration and Ventilation Centre (www.aivc.org) is one of the projects/annexes running under the International Energy Agency's Energy in Buildings and Communities Programme. With the support of 13 member countries as well as key experts and two associations (REHVAIBPSA, ISIAQ), the AIVC offers industry and research organisations technical support aimed at better understanding the ventilation challenges and optimising energy efficient ventilation

Since 1980, the annual AIVC conferences have been the meeting point for presenting and discussing major developments and results regarding infiltration and ventilation in buildings. AIVC combines forces with the TightVent Europe and venticool platforms aiming at facilitating exchanges and progress on airtightness and ventilative cooling issues, which are major topics of this conference


About TightVent Europe

TightVent Europe (www.tightvent.eu) 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: BlowerDoor GmbH, Lindab, Retrotec, Eurima, Soudal, Gonal, SIGA, Buildings Performance Institute Europe and the Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy.

About venticool

venticool (venticool.eu) 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 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, Velux, Wienerberger, WindowMaster, CIBSE nvg, the Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy and REHVA.


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 9 member organisations (BBRI, CETIAT, CSTB, eERG, IBP-Fraunhofer, SINTEF, NKUA, TMT US and TNO) (www.inive.org)

INIVE is, at present coordinating and/or facilitating various international projects, e.g. the Air Infiltration and Ventilation Centre –AIVC (www.aivc.org), Dynastee (www.dynastee.info), the Indoor Environmental Quality – Global Alliance–IEQ-GA (http://ieq-ga.net/), the TightVent Europe platform (www.tightvent.eu ), and venticool (www.venticool.eu) platforms. INIVE has also coordinated the ASIEPI project (www.asiepi.eu , 01/10/2007 – 31/03/2010) dealing with the evaluation of the implementation and impact of the EU Energy Performance of Buildings Directive, the QUALICHeCK project and platform (http://qualicheck-platform.eu/ , 01/03/2014 – 28/02/2017) aiming towards improved compliance and quality of the works for better performing buildings as well as the European portal on Energy Efficiency -BUILD UP (www.buildup.eu).


Name Affiliation Country
Alireza Afshari  Aalborg University  Denmark
Wouter Borsboom  TNO  The Netherlands
François Rémi Carrié  INIVE  Belgium
Samuel Caillou  BBRI  Belgium
Willem de Gids  VentGuide  Netherlands
François Durier  CETIAT  France
Laszlo Fulop  University of Pécs  Hungary
Alain Ginestet  CETIAT  France
Gaëlle Guyot  Cerema  France
Jan Hensen  IBPSA  The Netherlands
Jaap Hogeling  EPB Center  The Netherlands
Ben Hughes  International Journal on Ventilation  UK
Jae-Weon Jeong  Hanyang University  Republic of Korea
Benjamin Jones  University of Nottingham  UK
Maria Kolokotroni  Brunel University London  UK
Yun Gyu Lee  Korea Institute of Construction Technology  Republic of Korea
Pilar Linares Alemparte  IETCC- CSIC  Spain
Zoltan Magyar  Budapest University of Technology and Economics  Hungary
Bassam Moujalled   Cerema  France
Laure Mouradian  CETIAT  France
Bjarne Olesen  Technical University of Denmark  Denmark
Charles Pelé  CSTB  France
Andy Persily  NIST  USA
Manfred Plagmann  BRANZ  New Zealand
Carsten Rode  Annex 68  Denmark
Mat Santamouris University of New South Wales  Australia
Takao Sawachi  Building Research Institute  Japan
Max Sherman  LBNL  USA
Kari Thunshelle  SINTEF  Norway
Paula Wahlgren  Chalmers University of Technology  Sweden
Pawel Wargocki  DTU Technical University of Denmark  Denmark
Peter Wouters  INIVE  Belgium
Hiroshi Yoshino  Tohoku University  Japan
Guoqiang Zhang  Hunan university  China


The conference will be held in Antibes Juan-Les-Pins Conference Centre "Palais des Congrès", France. English will be the official language. No translations will be provided.

Palais des Congrès

Antibes Juan-Les-Pins, France

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How to reach Congress Venue



60, chemin des Sables - 06160 Juan-Les-Pins

+33 (0)4 22 10 60 01 - press 3

 BY PLANE : Nice International Airport 17Km away

 BY CAR: A8 Highway "La Provençale" Exit 44 : Antibes centre then Juan-Les-Pins

 BY TRAIN : SNCF station in Antibes for high speeds train and SNCF station in Juan-Les-Pins for regional train



Antibes Juan-les-Pins Conference Centre can be easily accessed :

Address: 60 chemin des Sables, 06160 Juan-les-PIns

GPS coordinates: Latitude : 43.5683583 / Longitude : 7.115730900000017



  • Nice Cote d’Azur International Airport, 17 km from Antibes Juan-les-Pins. 2nd airport in France with 105 direct destinations and 59 regular companies. www.nice.aeroport.fr



  • The SNCF Antibes railway station (TGV & local lines)
  • The SNCF Juan-les-Pins railway station (local lines)

All lines: www.voyages-sncf.com



A8 highway, la Provençale, exit 44. Direction Antibes center, then Juan-les-Pins.



A regional network that guarantees interurban connections throughout the department.

  • Antibes Juan-les-Pins is served by the following lines: 250 Express, 200 Noctambus and the 200.
  • www.cg06.fr section « servir les habitants » (help the inhabitants).
  • ENVIBUS, the urban community network (CASA), serves 16 out of the 24 municipalities that compose the district. www.envibus.fr.



“Allo Taxi Antibes”. Antibes taxi fleet is composed of 36 vehicles (16 people carrier and 20 luxury sedan) with air- conditioning.



Over 700 parking spaces for a better accessibility to the Convention center:


Special room rates for AIVC 2018 participants have been negotiated with multiple nearby Hotels. Further information will be available soon
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    Cath Noakes

    AIVC Keynote, 14th Sept 2017 Controlling Infection Risk through Ventilation Design Transmission of infection is conventionally regarded as either a human behaviour or a medical challenge, yet the process can also be influenced significantly by the environment. This is particularly the case for airborne transmission of infection where the physical passage of microorganisms in the air depends on the airflow characteristics, and their survival depends on the environmental conditions. Environmental design has long been advocated as a key part of controlling airborne infection, yet there are numerous challenges in establishing what are the right technologies and approaches, and in understanding how effective the measures might be. This talk considers how experimental, computational and risk modelling approaches can be applied to both understand the mechanisms for airborne infection in indoor environments, and to evaluate the effectiveness of design solutions. Examples from several research studies are presented to demonstrate the considerations in different types of hospital environments and to quantify the benefits and limitations of ventilation strategies and air disinfection technologies. The talk discusses how research findings may be used to support practice, and where there are needs for further research to both understand fundamental processes and the real performance of engineering solutions. Professor Cath Noakes, PhD, FIMechE, FIHEEM Cath is a Professor of Environmental Engineering for Buildings in the School of Civil Engineering at the University of Leeds. She is a chartered mechanical engineer with a background in fluid dynamics, and significant expertise in ventilation and indoor air quality. Her research group conduct experimental and modelling based studies, with a strong focus on ventilation for health including exploring the transport of airborne pathogens and effectiveness of engineering approaches to controlling infectious disease transmission. She has been an investigator on projects worth over £17M (over £4M as PI), which have supported 8 postdoctoral researchers/KTP associates and 12 PhD students, and have allowed her to work with researchers across a wide range of disciplines. She has over 90 peer reviewed journal and conference papers and has co-authored design guidance for CIBSE and the Department of Health. In addition to her research activities Cath teaches undergraduate and MSc modules in building physics, she is the Director of Research and Innovation for the School of Civil Engineering, and she is the Athena SWAN lead for the Faculty of Engineering at Leeds.

    Professor Tadj Oreszczyn

    Professor Tadj Oreszczyn is the Director of The Bartlett School of Environment, Energy and Resources (BSEER), Director of the RCUK Centre for Energy Epidemiology (CEE) and Professor of Energy and Environment at the UCL Energy Institute, University College London. Prior to becoming Director of BSEER in August 2014, Tadj was the founding Director of the UCL Energy Institute, a highly multi-disciplinary group of 170 staff and MSc/MRes/PhD students working on a £28m portfolio of funded projects. The UCL Energy Institute has the aim of accelerating the transition to a globally sustainable energy system through world-class energy research, education and policy support. Tadj is also Director of the RCUK Centre for Energy Epidemiology (CEE) based at the UCL Energy Institute. This centre undertakes research to help the UK reduce its energy demand in buildings and transport and is one of six government funded research centres in end use energy demand. The centre is currently leading the establishment of an International Energy Agency Annex (70) in building energy epidemiology.

    Tadj has for 34 years undertaken energy and building research with a particular focus around the performance gap between theory and practice and the unintended consequences (health, comfort, etc.) of building energy efficiency. He has been involved in over 170 research publications. Tadj was invited to give evidence to the House of Lords Science and Technology Select Committee on Energy Efficiency, has co-authored two papers for the special issues of the Lancet on Energy and Health and prepared three papers for a State of Science Review for the Office of Science and Innovation. Tadj has provided research support for the development of the English and Welsh Building Regulations and has presented at invited public and academic lectures at the Royal Society and the Royal Institution. Tadj is a Fellow of the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) and Chairman of the CIBSE Energy Performance Group (EPG).

    Dr Sani Dimitroulopoulou

    Sani is Principal Environmental Public Health Scientist within the Environmental Hazards and Emergencies Department in Public Health England. She is also an Honorary Senior Lecturer at the UCL Bartlett School Environment, Energy and Resources. Her research interests include air pollution related effects on health, exposure assessment to air pollution, based on modelling and monitoring of outdoor and indoor air pollution and ventilation, health impact assessments and development of environmental public health indicators.

    She has twenty five year experience developed through her PhD at Imperial College, her work at Imperial College and Building Research Establishment in the UK, as well as at the National Centre for Environment and Sustainable Development (Greek Environment Agency) and the University of West Macedonia in Greece. She has published more than 60 peer-reviewed papers in international scientific journals and conferences and more than 50 technical research and consulting reports. She was the Editor of the State of the Environment Report 2008, for Greece.

    She is Member of the Cross Government Group on Gas Safety and Carbon Monoxide, Secretary of UKIEG (UK Indoor Environments Group), Member of the Executive Committee of MESAEP (Mediterranean Scientific Association of Environmental Protection) and Member of the British Standards Committee on Indoor Air.

    Ant Wilson

    Ant Wilson is a Director of AECOM and a champion of low energy building design. He is recognised as one of the UK’s most influential building services engineers with considerable experience in low and zero carbon systems, facade engineering and green measurement tools. Ant is a Chartered Engineer and a Fellow of the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE), the Energy Institute and the Society of Façade Engineering. He is also a Member of the Society of Lights and Lighting. Ant has received a number of prestigious industry accolades: he holds a silver medal for his contribution to CIBSE, has been recognised by the IMechE for outstanding contribution to building services and construction and named the first ever winner of an Engineering Ambassador award from the Association for Consultancy and Engineering.

    Peter Rankin

    Peter is a Government official working within the Building Regulations and Energy Performance Division of the Department for Communities and Local Government, and leads on technical policy for ventilation in the Building Regulations (Part F). From this position, Peter has significant insight into the way that Government works, and how it interfaces with experts in industry and academia. Peter also has extensive experience of ventilation design from his work outside of the civil service, where he has worked as a building services design engineer and energy consultant, both within engineering consultancies and in a building contracting and manufacturing environment.

    Donald Weekes

    Donald Weekes is a Partner at InAIR Environmental, Ltd. an occupational and environmental health and safety consultancy based in Ottawa, ON, Canada. He has been providing environmental and occupational health and safety assistance for more than forty-two (42) years. Mr. Weekes is a Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) and Certified Safety Professional (CSP). He is currently the acting President of the Indoor Environmental Quality – Global Alliances. Mr. Weekes has served as a Vice President – Practice for the International Society of Indoor Air Quality (ISIAQ), as a President of the Indoor Air Quality Association (IAQA), and as a President of the Ottawa Valley Chapter of the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air-conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE). Mr. Weekes is also involved with the following professional organizations; American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA), American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienist (ACGIH), Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC).

    Official Dinner

    September 14th , 2017

    16 St James's St

    Cost per person £ 42

    Welcome Reception

    September 12th , 2017

    University Of Nottingham
    Time: 18:00

    Cost per person: £ 0