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IAQ sensors for smart ventilation of buildings

INIVE eeig, 2018
smart ventilation | IAQ | sensors
Bibliographic info: Recordings of the AIVC webinar: "IAQ sensors for smart ventilation of buildings", 6 March 2018, 15:00-16:30 (CET).
Languages: English

6 March, 2018 | IAQ sensors for smart ventilation of buildings

AIVC defines smart ventilation as a process to continually adjust the ventilation system of a building in order to provide the desired Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) benefits while minimizing energy consumption, utility bills and other non-IAQ costs (thermal discomfort, noise, etc.). Smart ventilation responds to one or more of the following: building occupancy, outdoor conditions, electricity grid needs, operation of other building systems, direct sensing of contaminants.

Recent developments in low-cost sensors have opened up the opportunity to sense contaminants in the indoor environment and use these measurements to control ventilation, filtration and other air cleaning systems. Before using these sensors for these critical applications, there is a need to know how well they measure pollutants of concern.

The objective of this webinar was:

  • to show an overview of the available low cost sensors for indoor air measurements (particulates, VOCs, CO2);

  • to present results of two recent laboratory and on site evaluations of some sensors;

  • to assess their applicability to ventilation system control.

This webinar was organised by the Air Infiltration and Ventilation Centre and facilitated by INIVE (

Presentations and speakers:

  • Introduction, Peter Wouters (AIVC, Belgium)

  • Evaluating particulate sensors for IAQ controls, Iain Walker (LBNL, USA)

  • Assessment of low-cost particulate and VOC sensors, Laure Mouradian (CETIAT, France)

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