The 30th AIVC Conference, Trends in High Performance Buildings and the Role of Ventilation, was held in Berlin, Germany, 1-2 October 2009.

Contains 48 papers 


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In 2003 the new extension of the German Museum of Technology (Deutsches Technikmuseum, Berlin), which comprises around 12,000 m?? of exhibition space was completed as a low-energy building.
Johann Reiss, Hans Erhorn
The aim of this study is to analyse the physical characteristics of airborne virus, consider thepossibility of using coupled analysis model and tracer gas for analysing virus diffusion in buildingspace and, based on reports of how the infection sp
Taesub Lim, Jinkyun Cho, Byungseon Sean Kim, Chul Kim, Woosuk Cho, Chanhyuk Park, Seokyung Kyung
In order to respond to global warming and natural resources depletion challenges, industrials from the building sector need to propose an adequate offer. Energy simulation tools can support this process.
M. Trocmé, B. Peuportier
The emission from materials is an important source of degradation of our indoor air quality.
Samuel Caillou, Paul Van den Bossche, Luk Vandaele
Thermal bridges increase the building energy demand for heating and cooling. For well insulatedenvelopes and buildings with increased energy efficiency, the influence of thermal bridging on theenergy consumption is of major importance.
Heike Erhorn-Kluttig, Hans Erhorn, Marco Citterio, Manuela Cocco, Dirk van Orshoven, Antoine Tilmans
Since 1991 has Sweden regulations on compulsory inspection of ventilation systems (OVK). Thereasons to issue these regulations were many studies on poor indoor climate and health problems for building occupants.
W. Rydholm
The French regulation on residential building ventilation relies on an overall and continuous airrenewal. The fresh air should enter the building through the habitable rooms while the polluted air isextracted in the service rooms.
Juslin Koffi, Francis Allard, Jean-Jacques Akoua
Differences might arise between the design and the real load of ventilation systems during operation.Consequently, the fresh air demand usually varies over a wide range.
Gyöngyike Timár
This study examines the potential for using passive ventilation systems to meet ASHRAE 62.2requirements as a step in the process for optimizing hybrid ventilation systems.
Annamaria Buonomano, Max Sherman
The office building belonging to the Remscheider Entsorgungsbetriebe REB (Waste DisposalUnit in Remscheid), which was constructed in 1968, was thoroughly renovated in 2004.
Peter Engelmann, Karsten Voss
Even when providing the same nominal rate of outdoor air (OA), different ventilation systems distribute air in different ways, affecting the occupants differently depending on the dwelling, on source disposition and strength, on occupants behavior
T. Petithuguenin, M. H. Sherman
The Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPAct05) requires that federal building energy-efficiency performance standards be revised.
Alexander Zhivov, David Bailey, Dale Herron, Don Dittus, Michael Deru, Colin Genge
In most Dutch classrooms draught results in insufficient ventilation and poor air quality during the heating season, adversely affecting the well being and performance of pupils.
P. Jacobs, B. Knoll
The influence of ventilation on the energy performance of a building is generally considered to be quite high. It rises clearly, when a building contains large-volume spaces.
Anna Staudt, Hans Erhorn, Heike Erhorn-Kluttig
The paper is devoted to the analysis of possibility for construction of low energy buildings withenvelopes controlled for minimization of energy consumption by air conditioning systems.
Anatolijs Borodinecs, Baiba Gaujena
A questionnaire presented to designers demonstrates the difficulty to explain the specific status, thestratification and the correlation of parameters, features, concepts, principles and requirements.
S. De Bruycker
In schools the temperature of the indoor air is one of the most important factors in terms of the indoorclimate.
Birgitta Nordquist
The current rate of consumption across Europe is leading to environmental problems. We need toreduce our impact to nature - our ecological footprint - by two thirds to achieve a sustainable andglobally equitable level.
W. Zeiler, J. Van Deursen
The dependence of the ventilation on the indoor particulate pollution is highlighted by numerousstudies.
Margarita N. Assimakopoulos, Christos H. Halios, Mat Santamouris, Dafni Sfihtelli, Stathis Chrisafis
The indoor air quality is a very important issue and it generally depends on the airtightness of theshell, the ventilation rates, the deposition and the resuspension rates of the particles and the internalsources as well.The whole experimental pro
Aikaterini Sfakianaki, Agelis Stavropoulos, Konstantinos Pavlou, Christoforos Halios, Margarita-Niki Assimakopoulos, Mat Santamouris