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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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
Since the 2002/91/CE EPBD was published, all European countries should making efforts in harmonizing local standards, imposing the assessment of building energy and environmental impact through a common certification procedure.
S. Ferrari, V. Zanotto
Renovation of existing buildings, in order to reduce energy consumption, represents a big market inEurope.
Laure Schwenzfeier, Jean-Jacques Akoua, Martine Bianchina, Serge Buseyne, Daniel Limoges, Raphaël Morel
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
China has been undergoing fast urbanization during the last three decades.
Zhipeng Bai, Jiefeng Zhang, Xiao Ding, Can Niu