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.
24th AIVC and BETEC Conference - Washington D.C., USA - 12-14 October 2003
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
Ventilation, Humidity Control and Energy : A Tightrope of Challenges and Opportunities | 2003 | English
Developing virtual laboratories for the design and test of ventilation control strategies | 2003 | English
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
Simplified measurement techniques for health visitors to assess indoor environments | 2003 | English
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.
Experimentation : humidity controlled system in french collective buildings refurbishment | 2003 | English
In France, most of the public project managers have collective dwellings built in the 70’s 80’s with first generation mechanical ventilation systems.
Reshyvent - A EU cluster project on demand controlled hybrid ventilation for residential buildings | 2003 | English
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.
For historical and demographical reasons, in many European countries, an important part of educational building must be retrofitted.
Impact of residential natural ventilation and air-tightness techniques on the energy loss and indoor air quality | 2003 | English
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.
Assessment and description of humidity controlled system in french residential buildings | 2003 | English
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.
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.
Economically optimal dimensioning of a counterflow and crossflow heat exchanger for free cooling | 2003 | English
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.
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.
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?
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).
Mold in dwellings is a persisting complaint in moderate climates.
A Demand Controlled Hybrid Ventilation System is a two-mode system using natural forces as long as possible and electric fans only if necessary.
Natural night ventilation and an earth-to-air heat exchanger are applied in the low-energy office building ‘SD Worx’ in Kortrijk (Belgium).
An experimental campaign was organized during the summer period 2002 in Athens, in the framework of the European RESHYVENT Project.
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.
This paper deals with the real behavior of a humidity controlled air inlet, regarding to relative humidity and temperature.
In Arctic and sub-Arctic climates, such as those in Scandinavia, multiple-glazing windows that consist of at least three panes are widely used.