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Registration Open for the AIVC Airtightness Workshop

Wednesday, January 30, 2013  
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Register now for the AIVC Airtightness Workshop/Third TightVent Workshop on Building and Ductwork Airtightness scheduled for April 18-19, 2013, in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area.

With the theme Design, Implementation, Control and Durability: Feedback from Practice and Perspectives, the workshop will highlight the latest developments in sealing techniques; durability; test methods and analyses; and challenges and solutions for high-rise buildings, as well as programs and networking activities that address airtightness issues.

The International Network for Information on Ventilation and Energy Performance (INIVE) is organizing this workshop on behalf of the Air Infiltration and Ventilation Centre (AIVC); the National Institute of Building Sciences Building Enclosure Technology and Environment Council (BETEC); and the TightVent Building and Ductwork Airtightness Platform. Technical and/or financial support comes from the following organizations: the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST); INIVE; the International Energy Agency Energy Conservation in Buildings and Community Systems Programme; the National Institute of Building Sciences; Berkeley Lab; TightVent Europe; and ASHRAE.

The workshop will include presentations from several countries on a variety of issues, approaches and solutions in their different contexts. Presentations will emphasize recent developments in test methods; building airtightness performance data; approaches to design, construction and commissioning that contribute to good airtightness performance; and the development of airtightness requirements in codes, standards and regulations. While much of the discussion will focus on commercial and other high-rise buildings, the workshop will also address residential buildings.

Attend this workshop to hear answers to those important airtightness questions: How should airtightness be specified and controlled? How does airtightness change with time; how can one assess and minimize this; and how does that affect the building’s overall performance over its lifetime? What are the limits of today’s solutions in high-rise buildings?

The workshop fee is US$450, which includes participation in the workshop, materials, breakfasts and coffee breaks on workshop days, as well as lunch and dinner on April 18. Register before March 1 to receive the early bird rate of US$400 (a $50 discount).

This event will be held at Hilton Washington DC/Rockville, 1750 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland 20852. A room block is available. To reserve a room, call (301) 468-1100 or visit by the March 25 deadline and mention promotion code "participant AIVC event” to receive the preferential rate of US$189.00.

View the workshop schedule of events. Register now. Find out about exhibiting. See the Call for Papers.

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