The 21st AIVC Conference, Innovations in Ventilation Technology, was held in the Hague, Netherlands, 26-29 September 2000.

Contains 60 papers

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US Manufactured homes are required to be built to Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Manufactured Home Construction and Safety Standards (MHCSS.) The National Fire Protection Association recently updated ventilation standards for manufa
Lubliner M, Gordon A
The New Zealand Building Code has kept with tradition in allowing residential building ventilationdesigns based entirely on openable window areas.
Bassett M R
This paper investigates passive displacement flows in a simple, two-compartment building that comprises a single storey connected to an atrium.
Holford J M, Hunt G R
Ventilation systems should contribute to good indoor air quality conditions and should be energy efficient.
Wouters P, Vandaele L
In the framework of the Flemish “Kantoor 2000” research project, the BBRI invited a Swedish inspector to apply the Boverket-OVK procedure for checking the ventilation installations in three Belgian buildings.
Porrez J, Wouters P
ADEME (French Agency for Environment and Energy Management) regularly commissionssurveys of the attitudes and behaviour of private citizens with regard to energy, andperiodically it also commissions more detailed surveys relating to a particular a
Lemaire M-C, Trotignon R
The relationships between indoor environment and health, well being and ability to acquire knowledge are unquestionable. These are the reasons why in many countries a high level of indoor environment is required in school buildings.
Sowa J
A field measurement study of the airtightness of 73 - less than 5 year old - French dwellingswas led between 1999 and 2000.
Litvak A, Guillot K, Kilberger M, Boze D
Loading of ventilation components with dust may affect air handling systems performances andcontribute to poor indoor air.
Bernard A-M, Ginestet A, Lemaire M-C, Beltzer P
Designers, professionals and practitioners are currently making evaluations and sizing ventilation systems and apparatus in Italy on the basis of the Italian standard UNI 10339.
Joppolo C, Giorgiantoni G
An investigation of the performance of a recently built estate of over 50 low-energy rental dwellings indicated that there was a slight but significant increase in electricity use of the “super low energy” designs over the control “low energy” des
Alexander D K, Jenkins H G, Weaver N
The development of guidelines for performance based innovative mechanical ventilationsystems in residential and commercial buildings is included in the European Commissionproject TIPVENT Towards Improved Performances of Mechanical Ventilation Syst
Blomsterberg A
There has been a growing interest in the use of natural ventilation in buildings to supplement orreplace mechanical air supply systems.
Vrins E, Oomens E
The relative importance of ventilation in the energy balance of buildings has been increasing,as a consequence of control of heat exchanges through the envelope and internalgains.
Leal V, Maldonado E
Infiltration has traditionally been assumed to affect the energy load of a building byan amount equal to the product of the infiltration flow rate and the sensible enthalpydifference between inside and outside.
Buchanan C R, Sherman M H
The humidity of room air is a necessary influence of design under the aspects of thermalbehavior, technology and conservation.The moisture absorption in the walls through sorptive materials or dehumidification on thecold window surface by dew poin
Trogisch A, Franzke U
The Building Air Tightness is an important parameter on ventilation systems performanceand energy losses.Yet, the total amount of leakage is as important on performances as their effective positionin the room.Some calculations have been run accord
Bernard A-M, Lemaire M-C
This paper aims to identify major characteristics of hybrid ventilation systems, whereby a clear distinction is made between ventilation for Indoor Air Quality control and ventilation as part of a strategy for control of thermal comfort in summer.
Wouters P, Heijmans N, Delmotte C, Vandaele L
The paper presents results from a wider study into providing displacement ventilationin urban areas by taking air into buildings from the top without the use of fans.Results from large scale experimental work are given.
Gage S A, Ayres P, Axon J
The operation and performance of forced-air ventilation systems with the aid of a dynamic modeling and simulation computer program are presented.
Shah D J