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This section includes AIVC’s collection of Ventilation Information Papers (VIP), technical notes, guides and handbooks, annotated bibliographies, literature lists and contributed reports. If you want to have an overview by series, please click here


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Substantial energy is used to condition the air that enters California homes through leaks in the building envelope and ductwork - typically about a third of all heating and cooling.
W.R. Chan, Y-S Kim, B.D. Less, B.C. Singer, I.S. Walker
Ventilation Information Paper no39: “A review of performance-based approaches to residential smart ventilation” provides an overview of the regulations and standards proposing “performance-based approaches” in five countries to promote the use of
Gaëlle Guyot, Iain Walker, Max Sherman, Pilar Linares, Sonia García Ortega, Samuel Caillou
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In March 2017, AIVC identified smart ventilation for buildings as a new and important topic to be addressed.
François Durier, Rémi Carrié, Max Sherman
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The objective of present work was to develop the metric that assess the performance of solutions securing high indoor air quality in low-energy (modern) residential buildings.
Marc O. Abadie, Pawel Wargocki
This Ventilation Information Paper analyses both the policy instruments used (regulatory requirements and incentives, specific programme requirements, quality frameworks for testers and builders) and the changes observed in practice in terms of bu
Valérie Leprince, Maria Kapsalaki, François Rémi Carrié
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In a recent review of 31 green building certification schemes used around the world, IAQ was found to contribute to only 7.5% of the final score on average.
Benjamin Jones
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Because buildings are responsible for 40% of energy use and 36% of Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions in the EU, energy efficiency in buildings has become a priority to drastically reduce the energy use in buildings.
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  This report summarises the outcome of the work of the initial working phase of IEA ECB Annex 62 Ventilative Cooling and is based on the findings in the participating countries.
Per Heiselberg, Maria Kolokotroni
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Exposures in homes constitute the major part of exposures to airborne pollutants experienced through the human lifetime. They can constitute from 60 to 95% of our total lifetime exposures, of which 30% occurs when we sleep.
Wouter Borsboom, Willem De Gids, Jennifer Logue, Max Sherman, Pawel Wargocki
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There exists a significant body of literature on energy and indoor air quality impacts of envelope leakage.
Carrié F.R., Jobert R., Leprince V.
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This report gives a critical review of steps taken in 10 countries (Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Netherlands, Japan, Sweden, UK, USA) with regard to testing and reporting schemes as well as overall quality approaches to improve buil
Carrié F.R, Wouters P.
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We collected information on existing envelope air leakage databases from countries that are involved in the AIVC-TightVent project “Development and applications of building air leakage databases”.
Chan W.R., Carrié F.R, Novák J., Litvak A., Richieri F., Solcher O., Pan W., Emmerich S.
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The objective of this study was the development of a new test method for portable indoor air cleaners.
Ginestet A.
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Air supplied by ventilation plants and air conditioning systems carries small particles whose size depends on filtration device efficiency.
Barbat M., Feldmann C.
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This study is about the effectiveness of the indicated ventilation measures in the day-to-day operations of three types of hospitality businesses:
de Gids W.F., Jacobs P.
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The role of CO2 to control the indoor air quality in buildings is based on the fact that CO2 developed by people breathing may be used as a marker for the bio-effluents produced by people.
de Gids W.F., Wouters P.
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For the near future the expectation of experts is that the most promising systems will be based on demand-controlled hybrid ventilation technologies.
de Gids W.F., Jicha M.
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Our lack of understanding of the health risks related to air pollutants exposure in buildings is perceived as a major deficiency, even though 80% of our time is spent indoors.
Kirchner S. et al.
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Energy use for fan operation can be significantly reduced by a 3-flanked approach: 
Schild P.G., Mysen M.
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Born with the energetic crisis, humidity controlled ventilation has been introduced in regions with a moderate climate as a means to fight condensation problems induced by tighter building construction and lower heating temperatures.
Savin J.C., Jardinier M.
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