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 IEA ECBCS Annex 36 deals with the energy retrofit of educational buildings.
Heike Kluttig, Hans Erhorn, Ove Morck
Effective weather resistive barriers (WRB) perform important functions in retarding waterentry into walls and in controlling water vapor movement as well as the amount of energyattributed to air leakage (Burnett, 2000; Weston et al 2001).
M. Bomberg, M. Pazera, J. Zhang, T. Mungo ,F. Haghighat
The Norwegian Building Research Institute (NBI) has completed a study of the performance of balanced residential ventilation systems with heat recovery (HRVs) in Norway.
Schild P.G., Brunsell J.T.
The use of natural ventilation systems continues to be a popular feature in low energy, sustainable building design.
Sharples S., Chilengwe N.
During the cold seasons, it is possible to use ambient air to cool down the coolants in air-conditioning or other refrigeration applications. Applying this free cooling reduces the energy costs of a refrigeration machine.
Sarkomaa P., Kaikko J.
Findings about sick building syndrome in Sydney’s offices are presented. The aim is to ascertain whether perceptions of sick building syndrome in offices impact on discrete aspects of workplace performance and management.
Ilozor B.D., Ilozor D.B.C., Okoroh M.I.
In the survey study ‘Kantoor 2000’ the HVAC-system of several large office buildings in Flanders was monitored. Some of these buildings use air humidity control, most of them not. This triggered the question : why?
De Paepe M., Dedoncker S., De Groote W.
For energy savings, DCV systems are more and more used in ventilation systems. In France, in nonresidential buildings, these systems are generally controlled by either a CO2 sensor, or an opticalmovement detection (infrared).
Bernard A.M., Villenave J.G., Lemaire M.C.
Mold in dwellings is a persisting complaint in moderate climates.
Hugo S.L.C. Hens
A Demand Controlled Hybrid Ventilation System is a two-mode system using natural forces as long as possible and electric fans only if necessary.
Jacobs P., de Gids W.F.
Natural night ventilation and an earth-to-air heat exchanger are applied in the low-energy office building ‘SD Worx’ in Kortrijk (Belgium).
Breesch H., Bossaer A., Janssens A.
An experimental campaign was organized during the summer period 2002 in Athens, in the framework of the European RESHYVENT Project.
Aikaerini Niachou, Mat Santamouris, Iro Livada
Infiltration has traditionally been assumed to contribute to the energy load of a building by an amount equal to the product of the infiltration flow rate and the enthalpy difference between inside and outside.
Walker I.S., Sherman M.H.
In Arctic and sub-Arctic climates, such as those in Scandinavia, multiple-glazing windows that consist of at least three panes are widely used.
Pertti Sarkomaa, Petri Kuisma, Kai Ryynänen
This paper deals with the real behavior of a humidity controlled air inlet, regarding to relative humidity and temperature.
Jardinier L., Jardinier M., Savin J.J., Siret F.
Over the past decade, there has been extreme media attention to issues about mold and allegedlyadverse effects.
Pirages S.W.