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.