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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In this paper the effects of atrium and other similar architectural design features (e.g. shafts) on ventilation efficiency are examined in a multi-storey office building.
Koinakis C.J.
Industry-wide methods of assessing duct leakage are based on duct pressurization tests, and focus on highpressure ducts.
Wray C.P., Diamond R.C., Sherman M.H.
This study considers the link between tertiary buildings design and equipments known as natural and hybrid ventilation or cooling.
Van Moeseke G., Bruyère I., 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.
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.
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.
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.
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
This article describes five blower door measurements – each made with a different objective – carried out on large buildings.
Dorschky S., Simons P., Rolfsmeier S.
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.