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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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
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
There has been a growing interest in the use of natural ventilation in buildings to supplement orreplace mechanical air supply systems.
Sharples S, de Salis M, Oldham D
The traditional way to dehumidify the outdoor air in an A/C-system is by cooling the air downbelow the dew point temperature. For this process a refrigeration system is necessary torealise these low temperatures.
Biel S, Steimle F
A hybrid ventilation system is a two-mode system that can automatically switch between passive and mechanical mode at different times of the day or seasons of the year.
Liu J, Yoshino H
A currently unresolved problem in building design is the paradox between increasing demandfor good thermal insulation, and the requirement for ample levels of ventilation, to maintain ahealthy indoor environment.
McEvoy M, Southall R G
Dwellings airtigthness is not well known in practice, in France.When dwellings are equipped with mechanical ventilation systems (which represents about 95% of the new dwellings in France) the airtigthness can strongly influence the performance ofv
Barles P, Boulanger X
The prediction of energy use, air flows and temperatures in different rooms of a building andat different climatic conditions is very important, especially when evaluating new conceptsfor heating and ventilation systems in combination with differe
Levin P
Knowledge and estimation of the wind speed and air flow characteristics, in a city, is of vitalimportance for passive cooling applications and especially in the design of naturallyventilated buildings.
Santamouris M, Dascalaki E, Klitsikas N, Papakonstantinou K, Georgakis C
The heating degree-days method is widely used for calculation of the air change heating energydemand.
Binamu A, Linberg R
Within the EC-JOULE project "AIRLIT-PV", a new facade unit, integrating ventilation, daylighting, solar protection, intelligent local control and photovoltaic power, has been developed and is under evaluation by means of performance testing at fou
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