The Building Regulations with regard to the energy performance of buildings in the Netherlands is an attempt to a performance oriented requirement in conjunction with a test standard. The test standard in fact means a calculation procedure.
22nd AIVC Conference - Bath, UK - 11-14 September 2001
The 22nd AIVC Conference, Market Opportunities for Advanced Ventilation Technology, was held in Bath, UK, 11-14 September 2001.
Contains 42 papers
The International Space Station (ISS) is the biggest multinational space program ever with 16 countries involved. Since November 2000 the station is permanently occupied with a crew of 3 astronauts.
Experimental study on the impact of ventilation parameters on pollutant transfer from outdoor air into a dwelling. | 2001 | English
In urban areas, people stand the most of their time in indoor environment. In this context, indoor air quality is more and more a subject of concern. Outdoor air quality can have a large impact on indoor air quality.
This study investigates the application of night ventilation techniques in ten urban canyons, situated in the extended region of Athens, Greece.
SOLVENT: development of strategies for the efficient use of solar and passive ventilation in urban buildings. | 2001 | English
In the framework of SOLVENT project, work was carried out to develop strategies and dissemination material to assist the efficient application of solar and passive ventilation in urban buildings.
Ventilation plays an important role in the RT 2000 regulation. The ventilation system is of course taken into account, but also the building envelope airtigthness on which this paper focuses.
Building-integrated photovoltaic (PV) systems are increasingly common in developed countries and have the potential to contribute significantly to electricity generation as a benign alternative to fossil fuel generation.
The "Intelligent Facade" is seen as a central element in the evolution of building form and building fabric to provice environmental control and comfort.
Following calculations of potential energy savings, several types of earth-air heat exchangers have been coupled to buildings in novel concepts for passive heating and cooling of ventilation air.
Ventilation plays an important role in the RT 2000 regulation.
Most dwellings in the United States are ventilated primarily through leaks in the building shell (i.e., infiltration) rather than by whole-house mechanical ventilation systems.
A major concern of those wishing to limit the energy use in buildings is the growing trend towards installing air-conditioning in new and refurbished buildings.
This paper summarizes part of the work held at ENTPE within the framework of the IEA Annex 35 project.
The aim is to develop a new method for comfort in settings with high thermal load in buildings that do not require continuous cooling but cooling only during shorter periods. Example of such buildings is schools.
COOLHOUSE - cooling buildings in southern Europe using innovative ventilation strategies. | 2001 | English
The Coolhouse project is exploring the viability of alternatives to air-conditioning in southern European countries using innovative passive and low energy cooling and ventilating techniques, with an emphasis on ground cooling.
For over 20 years, the AIVC has been a key player in developments in technical knowledge on ventilation and related issues, and has always been very active in the dissemination of information.
Dynamic insulation is a very good example of a ventilation system integrated with the building envelope. The paper describes two recent studies carried out at Nottingham on dynamic insulation.
DCV systems have proved to be energy saving with correct IAQ in previous studies. In order to achieve correct performance, these systems must be properly designed and tested.
General presentation and use of a method of calculation of consumption of RAC (Room air conditioners). | 2001 | English
When studying improvements on room by room air conditioning appliances (RAC), it is necessary to know for how long these appliances function and which is their effectiveness - EER - on average (or Seasonal) known as SEER.