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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Energy used for building heating, ventilating and air conditioning contributes to a great share in thetotal energy consumption worldwide.
Ha Hai Yen, Ali Youssef, Sezin Eren Özcan, Daniel Berckmans
Due to increasing interest in indoor air quality and demand controlled ventilation in buildings aiming at energy and cost saving, as well as health and comfort aspects, the objective of our work has been the development of a reliable, low cost too
S. Herberger, M. Herold, H. Ulmer
For outsiders, a national energy performance (EP) requirement level is quite a black box.
M.E. Spiekman
This paper analyzes some important aspects toward changing energy paradigma in urban area.To that aim it is important to act synergically on three sides of the energy system:- Demand side: by reducing energy demand;- Supply side: by optimizing gen
P. Caputo, G. Costa
The Center for Building Performances and Diagnostics of Carnegie Mellon University is experimenting with Hybrid Ventilation in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, to evaluate the potential energy savings of this technique in a region where there are ma
Flore A. Marion, David H. Archer
Ventilation in schools is very important as it has a direct relation to health and performance of pupils.The status quo of school ventilation in the Netherlands is presented: lots of problems and insufficientsituations were found.
W. Zeiler, D.J.B.W. Schuiling, G. Boxem
China has been undergoing fast urbanization during the last three decades.
Zhipeng Bai, Jiefeng Zhang, Xiao Ding, Can Niu
Air renovation inside buildings is crucial to have productive workers, since the lack of good indoor conditions affects human activity and promotes diseases (Fisk, 2000).
J. L. Alexandre, M. Silva, A. Freire