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.
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The 26th AIVC Annual Conference took place in Belgium at the Hotel Husa President Park, located in Brussels.
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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.
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.
According to the R&D Project on Low Energy Housing with Validated Efficiency, the CO2 emissions due to operation of ventilation systems are estimated to be 7 to 12% of total CO2 emissions of a unit of multi-family buildings in mild climate reg
Tajima M., Sawachi T., Hori Y., Takahashi Y.
In these last years, a great deal of interest has been devoted to double-skin façades due to the advantages claimed by this technology (in terms of energy saving in the cold season, high-tech image, protection from external noise and wind loads).
Gratia E., De Herde A.
At the conceptual design stage, one needs to pay considerable attention to both the energy as well as indoor air quality (IAQ) requirements.
Sekhar S.C., Tham K.W, Cheong K.W.
Studies on buildings’ airtightness have shown that several issues can arise from uncontrolled airflow leakages in buildings (e.g., higher energy cost, thermal comfort and health of occupants, building components and equipment preservation).
Litvak A., Voeltzel A., Boulanger X., Markiewicz R., Royet B.G.
As a result of the EPB directive, the Flemish government has established a new regulation due as from January 1ste, 2006. This regulation also imposes the presence of minimal ventilation equipment in new buildings.
Wouters P., Van den Bossche P.
Cross ventilation is one of the most important techniques for achieving energy conservation and for maintaining a comfortable indoor environment in summer.
Nishizawa S., Sawachi T., Narita K., Seto H., Ishikawa Y., Gotou T.
Direct expansion (DX) air conditioning (A/C) systems are most commonly used in residential buildings in hot and humid subtropics.
Zheng Li, Wu Chen, Shiming Deng
An earth-air heat exchanger (EAHX) has been implemented in a low-energy office building in Kortrijk,Belgium.
Janssens A., Steeman M., Desmedt J., Hoes H., De Paepe M.
Currently, various studies have demonstrated some doubt about the accuracy of the orifice equation when applied to the calculation of cross-ventilation.
Hiyama K., Kato S.

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