Meeting 29th March 2017 at Imperial College London

The Low-Energy Ventilation Network (LEVN) held its second meeting of the whole network, 29th March 2017 at Imperial College London. The event was attended by 55 delegates representing 21 universities and companies from around the UK and beyond! We managed to record much of the day's events and you can watch the recordings here. You can find the full detail programme here, or a summary below...

The morning session was initiated (watch it here) by a brief summary of some of the network's progress and summaries of the 'current state' of ventilation research/activities from: REFRESH, MAGIC, Dyson, Foster + Partners, Arup, Alliance for Sustainable Building Materials, CIBSE NVG and AIVC.

This was followed by two plenary talks:

- Professor Maria Kolkotroni – Brunel University, Chair in Resource Efficient Future Cities: ‘Ventilative cooling and Annex 62’,

- Professor Andy Woods, Head of the BP Institute, University of Cambridge: ‘Some Challenges for Ventilation in Hospitals’.

A series of shorter talks:

- Hannah Leanne Gough – PhD student, University of Reading – Ventilation measurements within a full-scale staggered array of cubes.

- Dr Abigail Hathaway – Senior lecturer, University of Sheffield – Model predictive control for natural ventilation.

- Francesco Babich – PhD student, Loughborough University – Thermal comfort in non-uniform environments.

- Maxime Tornier – Environmental control research team, Dyson – Moving from indoor air quality to exposure management.

- Constanza Molina – PhD student, University of Nottingham – Estimating uncertainty in concentrations of volatile organic compounds in Chilean houses.

- Alan Fogarty – Sustainability partner, Cundall – Is the WELL Standard good enough?

The afternoon involved three parallel ‘break-out’ discussion groups:

A) Coupled monitoring of fluid flow and IAQ at building scale, Chair: Prof Paul Linden

B) Standards and regulation for building ventilation, Chair: Prof Malcolm Cook

C) Ventilating flows, indoor air quality and human health, Chair: Prof Cath Noakes

The meeting finished with a whole group discussion initiated by feedback and discussion groups (watch it here).