The 24th AIVC and BETEC Conference, Ventilation, Humidity control and energy, was held in Washington D.C., USA, 12- 14 October 2003.

Contains 56 papers 

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The airflows through a one family prototype building have been simulated. Supply openings in living room and bedrooms have a size of 200 and 400 cm2 respectively.
Ahlander G.
A concept is investigated for the energy efficient control of residential mechanical ventilation in response to outdoor air temperature and the corresponding stack-driven infiltration.
Temple K.A., Holton J.K.
Twenty homes were tested and monitored in Houston, Texas, U.S.A. to evaluate humidity controlperformance and operating cost of six different integrated dehumidification and ventilation systems that could be applied by production homebuilders.
Rudd A.F., Lstiburek J.W., Ueno K.
This paper presents the results of a field study conducted on 8 houses (out of a set of 31) owned and managed by a French social housing public leasing company.
K. Guillot, P. Achard, P. Berger, A. Litvak, F.R. Carrié
Research partners of 10 different countries are developing a computer tool in the framework of IEA ECBCS Annex 36, which helps decision makers to include the most energy-efficient and economic technical retrofit measures into the retrofit of their
Erhorn H., Kluttig H., Woessner S.
The thermal performance of a monozone building located in Lisbon is studied when night ventilation combined with radiative cooling is used in order to remove the heat from indoors.
Aelenei L.E., Rodrigues A.M., Aelenei D.
Single- and double-section manufactured homes were instrumented in 2001-2003 to measure continuous energy usage and air infiltration with respect to the environmental conditions of a windy cold dry climate.
James E. Blakeley, William D. Richins, Thomas K. Larson, George A. Twitchell
This paper is a keynote address presented at Ventilation, Humidity Control and Energy 24th AIVC Conference.It is a warning for HVAC professionals that are however walking a tightrope.
Donald Colliver
The control industry integrates more and more recent innovations, especially on the sector of communication networks (bus), control (fuzzy logic, neural networks...) and informatics (hard-and software) for the development of Building Automation an
Husaundee A., Jreijiry D., Millet J.R., Villenave J.G., Visier J.C.
There is research acknowledging that the home environment may be responsible for worsening respiratory conditions, especially for children. The indoor environment is a substantial source of exposure to pollutants e.g. environmental tobacco smoke.
Richardson G., Eick S.A., Jones R.B.
In France, most of the public project managers have collective dwellings built in the 70’s 80’s with first generation mechanical ventilation systems.
Blazy M., Bernard A.M., Carrié F.R.
In January 2002 the EU RESHYVENT project started, a three-year project within the EU Fifth Framework Programme on the investigation and development of demand controlled hybrid ventilation systems in residential buildings.
Op't Veld P., Van der Aa A.
For historical and demographical reasons, in many European countries, an important part of educational building must be retrofitted.
Adra N., cantin R., Guarracino G.
To better quantify the impact of different window opening models in comparison to ventilation techniques a multizone ventilation model, incorporating the CO2-production of the inhabitants, was developed, using Comis-Transys.
J. Maeyens, A. Janssens
In France, ventilation in new residential buildings must be designed and dimensioned according to the Health regulation (Arrêté du 24 mars 1982) which is basically based on required extract air flow rates.
J.R. Millet, J.G. Villenave
In order to facilitate nationwide analysis of ventilation and indoor air quality issues in residential buildings, a set of homes has been defined to represent the housing stock of the United States.
Persily A., Leber D.
The airtightness of a building envelope impacts upon the magnitude of uncontrolled air leakage and associated ventilation energy losses. A building's airtightness can be assessed using a steady state fan pressurisation technique.
Closs S., Chilengwe N., Sharples S.
The study reviewed each Code/Standard with respect to requirements relating to acommon set of ventilation factors and criteria. The main factors include the following:1.
Hockman J.L.
Passive cooling strategies require strict adherence to the physical world.
Alfini R.J.
The most efficient ventilation system would only operate on demand, when ventilation was "needed".
Raymer P.H.