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INIVE (International Network for Information on Ventilation and Energy Performance) was created in 2001.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 as member organisations Buildwise, CETIAT, Ghent University, Fraunhofer – IBP, KU Leuven).

INIVE has multiple aims, including the collection and efficient storage of relevant information, providing guidance and identifying major trends, developing intelligent systems to provide the world of construction with useful knowledge in the area of energy efficiency, indoor environment, ventilation and airtightness of buildings. Building energy- and environmental performance regulations are another major area of interest for the INIVE members, especially in relation to the implementation of the European Energy Performance of Buildings Directive. With respect to the dissemination of information, INIVE aims for the widest possible distribution of information.

INIVE is coordinating and/or facilitating various international projects, e.g. the Air Infiltration and Ventilation Centre – AIVC, Dynastee, the Indoor Environmental Quality – Global Alliance–IEQ-GA, the TightVent Europe platform, and the venticool platform. INIVE has also coordinated the ASIEPI project (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 aiming towards improved compliance and quality of the works for better performing buildings, the European portal on Energy Efficiency –BUILD UP and the EPBD feasibility study 19a.

About AIVC

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

Created in 1979, the Air Infiltration and Ventilation Centre ( is one of the projects/annexes running under the International Energy Agency’s Energy in Buildings and Communities Programme. With the support of 17 member countries as well as key experts and associations (IEQ-GA, REHVA, IBPSA, 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

The TightVent Europe ‘Building and Ductwork Airtightness Platform’ was launched in January 2011. TightVent Europe aims at facilitating exchanges and progress on building and ductwork airtightness issues, including the organization of conferences, workshops and webinars. 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. In September 2012, the TightVent Airtightness Associations Committee (TAAC) was also launched with the primary goal of promoting reliable testing/inspection and reporting procedures. TAAC gathers both TightVent partners and TAAC members (experts or representatives of airtightness testers in their countries).

TightVent Europe has been initiated by INIVE (International Network for Information on Ventilation and Energy Performance) with at present the financial and/or technical support of the following partners: Lindab, MEZ-TECHNIK, Retrotec, Acin Instrumenten, BCCABlowerDoor GmbH, dooApp, Soudal, Eurima, Gonal, SIGA and BPIE.

About venticool

venticool 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. In 2020, venticool decided to broaden its scope towards resilient ventilative cooling.

The platform supports better guidance for the appropriate implementation of resilient ventilative cooling strategies as well as adequate credit for such strategies in building regulations.

The platform philosophy is to pull resources together and to avoid duplicating efforts to maximize the impact of existing and new initiatives. venticool joins forces with international projects (in particular IEA EBC Annex 62 (ventilative cooling), IEA EBC annex 80 (Resilient cooling for buildings) and more recently IEA EBC annex 87 (Energy and Indoor Environmental Quality Performance of Personalised Environmental Control Systems) as well as organizations with significant experience and/or well identified in the field of ventilation and thermal comfort like AIVC and REHVA.

venticool was initiated by INIVE (International Network for Information on Ventilation and Energy Performance) with the financial and/or technical support of the following partners: Agoria, Velux, Reynaers Aluminium, WindowMaster, Active House, CIBSE nvgEurowindoor and REHVA.

About Maynooth University

Maynooth University, situated just 25 kilometres outside Dublin, Ireland, is a globally recognised institution. Located in Ireland’s only university town, its distinctive features and character owe much to its unique history and heritage. Established as an autonomous university in 1997, its roots trace back to the foundation of the Royal College of St. Patrick in 1795, boasting a rich heritage of over 200 years in education and scholarship. In the 2022 Times Higher Education (THE) Best Young University Rankings, Maynooth University was ranked #1 in Ireland and 85th globally.

Maynooth University is a place of lively contrasts – a modern institution, dynamic, rapidly growing, research-led, and engaged, yet grounded in historic academic strengths and scholarly traditions. Today, the university embodies a unique blend of modernity and tradition. Maynooth University’s Strategic Plan for 2023-2028 focuses on research beacons, ‘Health and Wellbeing,’ ‘Sustainability and Climate Change,’ ‘Data and Digital Transformation,’ and ‘Society and Public Policy.’

The university’s distinctive, collegial culture encourages an interdisciplinary research approach, a quality evident in the contributions of its world-class academics. Together, they tackle some of society’s most fundamental challenges, making Maynooth University a vibrant hub of innovation and intellectual exploration.

About University of Galway

The University of Galway was established in 1845 and is currently ranked in the top 2% of universities in the world,  among the top 100 in Europe and in the top 50 in the world for progress in line with the UN Sustainable Development Goals. 

The University of Galway is a bilingual university (English and Irish), comprised of four colleges, 18 schools and five research institutes, with around 20,000 students, including around 3,000 international students. The University has been accredited with an Athena SWAN Institutional Bronze Award, and 11 out of the 18 schools hold individual Athena SWAN Awards. The University has more than 2,500 staff, and research collaborations with 4,675 international institutions in 137 countries. The University of Galway has 133,000 alumni,  98% of graduates are in employment or further study within six months.

SEAI is funded by the Government of Ireland through the Department of the Environment, Climate and Communications. 

About SEAI

SEAI is Ireland’s national energy authority investing in, and delivering, appropriate, effective, and sustainable solutions to help Ireland’s transition to a clean energy future. We work with Government, homeowners, businesses, and communities to achieve this, through expertise, funding, educational programmes, policy advice, research, and the development of new technologies. 

SEAI is funded by the Government of Ireland through the Department of the Environment, Climate and Communications. 

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