EBC Annex 05 Air Infiltration and Ventilation Centre


Status: Ongoing (1979--)

Operating Agent: Dr Peter Wouters

INIVE eeig, Boulevard Poincaré 79, B-1060 Brussels, Belgium
Tel: +32 2 655 77 11
Fax: +32 2 653 07 29
Email: aivc[at]bbri.be

Website: www.aivc.org



Established for approaching thirty years, the Air Infiltration and Ventilation Centre provides technical support in air infiltration and ventilation research and application. The aim is to promote an understanding of the complex behaviour of air flow in buildings and to advance the effective application of associated energy saving measures in both the design of new buildings and the improvement of the existing building stock. Its main role is to disseminate research results presented in accessible and informative publications and software. Over the years of its operation, it has developed an extensive range of innovative dissemination products, which includes a quarterly informative newsletter. The prodigious output of this annex is available in electronic format on the AIVC website.

Participants: Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Republic of Korea, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom, USA
Observers: Greece, Finland, Poland



Printed Technical Publications

Building Ventilation - The State of the Art
Edited by Mat Santamouris and Peter Wouters
UK, Earthscan, June 2006, 352 pp., Hardback, ISBN 1844071308
Order Printed Copy £80.00 (Order Code ANN 05 2006:1)

A selection of older AIVC printed publications is available at £15.00 per item.

The AIVC Website and 'Air Information Review' Newsletter

A website and quarterly newsletter (print and online), with a wealth of up-to-the-minute information in the field of ventilation. To subscribe, or view a sample, please visit the AIVC website. The AIVC's many publications are available in electronic format on the website, free of charge to enquirers in AIVC member countries, or for an annual subscription fee to those in other countries.

Overview of Website Contents

AIVC Publications on the Website:

AIRBASE the AIVC's bibliographic database
In Microsoft Access format. This contains references to many thousands of documents covering ventilation research and development

Technical Guides, Reports and CDs
The AIVC has produced a series of comprehensive guides

A wide range of topical bibliographies and literature lists are produced

Annual Conference Proceedings
The AIVC organises an annual conference aimed at important topic areas

Ventilation Information Papers (VIPs)
Short informative leaflets on various subjects

For a full list of AIVC technical reports and other items, please visit the AIVC Website

Other Important Ventilation-Based Features on the AIVC Website:

–  Forthcoming conferences and exhibitions
–  Free software
–  Newsletters
–  State-of-the-art reports
–  Draft standards
–  Doctoral theses
–  Bookshop publications
–  EC directives
–  Full text documents from International Organisations