The 34th AIVC - 3rd TightVent - 2nd Cool Roofs - 1st venticool Conference - Energy conservation technologies for mitigation and adaptation in the built environment: the role of ventilation strategies and smart materials  was held in Athens, Greece, 25-26 September 2013.

Contains 130 papers. 

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ID is a design procedure that considers the building as a whole system with the aim of optimizing it throughout the lifecycle.
T. Karlessi, M. Santamouris, S. Amann and K. Leutgöb
The airtightness of the building envelope was studied in field measurements in recently constructed experimental small test buildings.
S. Gendelis, A. Jakovičs, A. Nitijevskis and J. Ratnieks
CETE de Lyon gives support to French administration for thermal regulation definition and enforcement. They must therefore work on measurements in order to set appropriate requirements and give advice to professionals about building methods.
F. Boithias, S. Berthault and S. Juricic
A large social housing retrofitting program was implemented in Porto, Portugal, a mild climate region. One of the features of that program was the upgrade of windows and ventilation systems.
N. Ramos, V. P. de Freitas, P. F. Pereira, A. Curado and A. Machado
In this paper we present a series of leakage tests on extremely airtight dwellings (ACH50 < 0.6 upon completion) in which the durability of the airtightness and the measurement uncertainty involved are assessed.
W. Bracke, J. Laverge, N. Van Den Boss and A. Janssens
The paper presents a calculation method for the combined standard uncertainty associated with the buildings airtightness measurement done in accordance with the ISO standard 9972:2006 (or EN 13829).
C. Delmotte
Ventilation’s historical goal has been to assure sufficient air change rates in buildings from a hygienic point of view. Regarding its potential impact on energy consumption, ventilation is being reconsidered.
R. Jobert and G. Guyot
Reducing adventitious infiltration in order to save energy is important and is highlighted by the building standards of many countries.  This operational infiltration is often inferred via the measurement of the air leakage rate at a pressure diff
B. Jones, Z. Chalabi, P. Das, M. Davies, I. Hamilton, R. Lowe, A. Mavrogianni, D. Robinson, C. Shrubsole and J. Taylor
Pushed at first by the labels backed onto the 2005 French energy performance (EP) regulation, and later on by the 2012 energy performance regulation, which imposes envelope airtightness requirements for any new dwellings, and pulled by a growing i
A. Bailly, Y. Jiang, G. Guyot and F. Desfougères
Since January 1st 2013, the French energy performance (EP) regulation requires building airtightness level to be justified to a lower-than-required value. These requirements represent an important change in the airtightness market.
S. Charrier, A. Huet and J. Biaunier
From 2006 till 2012, the 2005 energy performance (EP) regulation (RT 2005) did not entail any obligation to justify the envelope airtightness level.
S. Charrier, J. Ponthieux and A. Huet