VENTILATION REPORT FOR RESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS
Increasingly airtight residential buildings require good air circulation in order to prevent all kinds of ailments and problems, and to ensure a healthy living environment.
Both in the design stage and in the final stage, the ventilation reporter is responsible for planning the ventilation installation and checking its proper functioning under the supervision of a quality control body.
The tasks involved in ventilation reporting are explained below.
There are two new obligations for the reporting party (in the EPB regulations) according to the Ministerial Decree of 28th October 2015.
Preliminary ventilation report
This report assesses the connections between the ventilation system and other structural aspects.
Ventilation performance report (VPV)
This report assesses the characteristics and performance of the ventilation system, taking into account the criteria established in the following technical specifications: STS-P 73-1 – Systems for basic ventilation in residential applications.
In other words:
The ventilation reporter must report all aspects related to the performance of the ventilation system in place (related to grilles, flow openings, flow rates, balance situation, heat recovery, power, noise…) and record this in the quality authority database.
All EPB-related performances of the as-built ventilation system are included in this report.
The ventilation reporter must ensure that:
- a ventilation pre-design is drawn up and uploaded to the quality control body’s database.
- a ventilation system performance report is entered into the quality control body’s database.
The database generates a performance report (with a unique code) for the installed ventilation system.
- To improve the quality of ventilation systems in residential buildings:
- to create healthy, comfortable and energy-efficient buildings.
- to check the proper functioning of ventilation systems .
- to ensure improvements of ventilation systems in terms of quality.
Since 1st January 2016, in the Flemish Region.
The ventilation pre-design is based on the most recent building plans. These plans show the proposed ventilation installation, meeting all of the requirements established in the technical specification: STS-P 73-1.
Once the ventilation installation work has been executed, the ventilation performance report is then drawn up. This report includes all of the features of the present ventilation system, and it will be necessary to take several measurements (ventilation flow rates, power…) and, likewise, several pieces of relevant technical data must be dealt with.
A person certified by a quality authority. In order to obtain this certification, you must pass both a theoretical and practical assessment. Our team has the required accredited professionals who can carry out the work necessary to produce the reports prescribed by law. Our company possesses all of the necessary calibrated measuring instruments, as specified in the legislation.
The building owner, that is to say, the EPB reporting party. Said appointment must be made before executing the construction project given that they must be involved in the planning the ventilation system performance.
All new and substantially energy-efficient residential units with planning permission or notification from 1st January 2016.
BEFORE the execution phase
For the submission of the initial EPB declaration:
- The ventilation pre-design must be uploaded to the inspection body’s database.
AFTER the execution phase
For the submission of the final EPB declaration:
- The ventilation performance report must be submitted to the EPB reporter. The latter will take this report into account when drafting the final EPB calculation.