International workshop - ventilative Cooling: Need, Challenges and Solution Examples

Start/Stop Date:
19–20 Mar 2013
AIVC air infiltration and ventilation centre
Brussels, Belgium
Focus Areas:
Ventilation and cooling
Type of Event:

The objective of this workshop is to discuss how and when strategies for increased ventilation with outdoor air can reduce the cooling load while maintaining good indoor environmental quality. This includes:

  • presentation of built examples to document the need and potential of ventilative cooling as well as the status of present approaches
  • discussion and identification of the design challenges related to prediction and evaluation of the cooling need and the risk of overheating in high performance buildings
  • presentation and discussion of perceived barriers and challenges in standards and existing building regulations for application of ventilative cooling
  • presentation and discussion of new ideas and solutions

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