The Eurovent Certified Performance (ECP) programme scope for Indoor Air Quality and Energy Efficiency (IAQVS) applies to mechanical ventilation systems for single-family homes and apartments. The categories of ventilation systems covered by the scope are the following:
For the full programme scope and exclusions please view the Technical Certification Rules.
Indoor air pollution can have a negative effect on human health. Residential mechanical ventilation systems can negate this by providing fresh air ventilation, humidity control, and improving indoor air quality in domestic buildings. Systems can be adept at providing fresh air, expelling stale air, and eliminating issues such as condensation, damp and mould. Some systems include heat recovery to improve energy efficiency by using the exhaust air to either pre-heat or pre-cool the incoming supply air.
The IAQVS programme is intended to certify the performance of an assembly of ventilation components forming a specific ventilation system. The performances are evaluated considering the whole assembly, which enables assessment of the synergies between its constituting components.
The ventilation system is evaluated through simulations in consistency with its application field. The simulations provide performance indicators that enable to assess the ventilation system performance from both Indoor Air Quality and Energy Efficiency perspectives.
Residential mechanical ventilation systems within the programme include:
Systems can include a number of components such as:
The following performance items are certified:
Indoor Air Quality indicators:
A global Indoor Air Quality indicator (IIAQ) is defined as the average of the following indicators:
Energy Efficiency indicators:
The following Energy performance indicators are assessed:
They are expressed in kWh/annum (rounded to the nearest integer).
All these indicators are represented in a label specific to each ventilation system.
Find out how to apply for our Indoor Air Quality and Energy Efficiency programme.