The 26th AIVC Conference, Ventilation in relation to the energy performance of buildings, was held in Brussels, Belgium, 21- 23 September 2005.

Contains 52 papers

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The book of proceedings from the 26th AIVC Conference  "Ventilation in relation to the energy performance of buildings", Brussels, Belgium, 21-23 September 2005.
The 26th AIVC Annual Conference took place in Belgium at the Hotel Husa President Park, located in Brussels.
Studies on air circulation became of great importance in recent years, since are crucial for the energy consumption of buildings, for the pollutant dispersion within cities and for the good comfort conditions for the pedestrians and the habitants.
Georgakis C., Santamouris M.
High levels of indoor relative humidity are one of the main causes of moisture damage in buildings. That cause can be removed by an appropriate ventilation system.
Woloszyn M., Shen J., Mordelet A., Brau J.
The design and realisation of natural ventilation systems is an important research topic into the ability of buildings to respond to climatic conditions, using parts of the buildings themselves as indoor microclimate control systems.
Iannone F., Fiorito F.
This work presents simulations results exploring the influence of the building air-tightness on the energy consumption of buildings for different hypothesis on the type of ventilation system.
Voeltzel A., Carrié F.R.
The probabilistic model (PROMO) applied to the problem of air infiltration in low-rise buildings is presented. The PROMO model allows the estimation of the effect of variations of climaticconditions on air exchange in a building.
Pietrzyk K., Hagentoft C.E.
The paper presents a study of the indoor climate of a monumental building with periodic high indoor moisture loads. Several scenarios of the past performance and new control classes are simulated and evaluated.
Van Schijndel A.W.M.
This paper investigates the sensitivity of indoor humidity models to the numerical description of water vapour buffering in porous materials in the room.
Janssens A., De Paepe M.
The performance of three different ventilation systems in cold climate homes is discussed.
Walker C.E., Kosar D.
The hybrid ventilation systems have been widely used for livestock barns to provide optimum indoor climate by controlling the ventilation rate and air flow distribution within the ventilated building structure.
Wu Z., Heiselberg P., Stoustrup J.
Combined heat, air and moisture (HAM) simulation at the envelope level and building simulation havebeen two separate activities for many decades now.
Hens H.
The impact of the urban environment on natural and hybrid ventilation was investigated through experimental and computational procedures in the framework of RESHYVENT European Project.
Niachou K, Santamouris M.
In today’s architecture, innovative concepts, such as double skin facades, for the building skin are developed to improve the energy performance of a building and at the same time improve the indoor climate of the building.
Bokel R., De Bruin-Hordijk
The increasing concern on energy conservation in buildings and the increasing insulation level of buildings, lead to the introduction of limits for building airtightness, to minimize building heat losses.
Pinto A.
There are many research works for the moisture buffering effect of the building materials.
Yoshino H., Mitamura T., Hasegawa K., Matsumoto S., Adachi M.
This paper presents an analysis of energy and comfort performance of typical office buildings for summer cooling in five climate zones in China using the natural ventilation assessment tool, which is developed based on the integrated thermal and a
Yao R., Li B., Steemers K.
In the recent past, residential buildings in temperate climates were ventilated by the daily opening of windows and by exaggerated window and door permeability.
Pinto M., Peixoto de Freitas V., Viegas J.C.
The Zero Energy Manufactured Home Project demonstrates and promotes innovative energy saving technologies to the manufactured housing industry and home buying public, while evaluating those technologies energy performance.
Lubliner M., gordon A., Hadley A., Parker D.
In 1998, Persily published a review of commercial and institutional building airtightness data that found significant levels of air leakage and debunked the myth of the airtight commercial building.
Emmerich S.T., Persily A.K.