This 2 day conference will provide a wealth of insights from experiences of Quality Ventilation both nationally and internationally.

About this event

Wednesday and Thursday, Dodder A, RDS

Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) together with the Air Infiltration and Ventilation Centre (AIVC) are organising a conference entitled " Quality ventilation is the key to achieving low energy healthy buildings " to be held on 27-28 March 2019 in Dublin, Ireland.

We invite you to this important event which also provides attendees with an opportunity to see the SEAI Energy Show. It will inform approach on ventilation as a key component of delivering both new buildings and deep retrofit low energy buildings.


Day 1: Ventilation for good indoor air quality (IAQ)

10:30 – 12:00

  • Welcome on behalf of SEAI: John Randles, SEAI
  • Overview of International Energy Agency activities related to energy in buildings: Paul Ruyssevelt, IEA TCP EBC Vice Chair
  • Presentation of AIVC and ventilation related activities: Peter Wouters, AIVC
  • Overview of SEAI deep retrofit pilot programme and Research Development and Demonstration Fund: Phil Hemmingway, Conor Hanniffy, Brian McIntyre, SEAI
  • Ventilative cooling - IEA TCP EBC annex 62: Maria Kolokotroni, IEA

12:00 – 14:00

Break for lunch and time to visit the Energy Show in the main hall

14:00 – 16:00

  • TBA Sani Dimitroulopoulou, PHE
  • Economics of IAQ: Max Sherman, LBNL
  • Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ) in Irish Energy Efficient dwellings: Marie Coggins, James McGrath, NUI
  • New trends in ventilation systems - standardisation and specifications issues: Marc Jardinier, CEN TC 156 WG 2
  • New trends in ventilation systems and the impact on IAQ and energy performance: Wouter Borsboom, TNO

Day 2: Quality of Ventilation Systems

9.30am - 12.00pm

  • EPBD issues in relation to IAQ and ventilation and article 19a feasibility study: Peter Wouters, AIVC
  • The context in France that lead to the French task force on ventilation: Gaëlle Guyot, CEREMA
  • The context of the UK and recent studies into ventilation effectiveness: Ian Mawdit
  • Inspection of ventilation systems outside Europe: Max Sherman, LBNL
  • The context in Ireland - changes to Irish regulations and inspection of ventilation systems: Emmanuel Bourdin, Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government
  • Ventilation and building airtightness inspection schemes in Belgium: Maarten De Strycker, BCCA
  • Ventilation inspection schemes in France: Adeline Melois, CEREMA
  • Ductwork airtightness - why should we care and how to control it - a review: Valérie Leprince, PLEIAQ

12.00pm - 14.30

Break for lunch and time to visit the Energy Show in the main hall

14.30pm - 16.00

  • Evaluation of Low-Cost IAQ Monitors: Iain Walker, LBNL
  • Overheating risk analysis for NZEB in Irish Perspective: Orla Coyle, SEAI
  • Electronic voting of insights: Paul Martin, SEAI
  • Key event insights: Peter Rickaby

Typical Audience

  • Researchers
  • Ventilation Professionals
  • Consulting Engineers
  • Architects
  • Specifiers
  • low energy building service providers