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Securing the quality of ventilation systems in residential buildings - Existing approaches in various countries.

A. Janssens , F.R. Carrié and F. Durier, 2014
Bibliographic info: Edited proceedings of the AIVC -TightVent International Workshop: "Securing the quality of ventilation systems in residential buildings: existing approaches in various countries", 18-19 March, 2013
Languages: English Pages (count): 192

This publication collects papers presented at one of the activities organized in the context of the AIVC-project ‘improving the quality of residential ventilation systems’, primarily at the international workshop. 


First an introductory chapter presents a synthesis of experiences and quality approaches related to residential ventilation in various countries. Then the first part of this publication deals with the context and challenges in ventilation systems’ quality, such as the observed ventilation system dysfunctions in the field, the development of health-based ventilation standards, and the role of standards and certification schemes to improve and secure the quality of ventilation systems. 


The second and main part of this publication contains an overview of the quality assurance approaches in each of the following countries: Belgium, Canada, Estonia, Germany, Finland, France, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Sweden, United Kingdom and United States. Each contribution discusses the development of quality labels and performance display for ventilation products, design and installation guidelines, training and qualification schemes for installers, as well as the implementation of commissioning protocols, maintenance protocols, regular inspections and real performance of residential ventilation systems.


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