The 36th AIVC Conference " Effective ventilation in high performance buildings", was held in Madrid, Spain, 23-24 September 2015. Contains 119 papers and extended summaries.

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The Proceedings of the 36th AIVC Conference " Effective ventilation in high performance buildings", held in Madrid, Spain, 23-24 September 2015.
The Presentations at the 36th AIVC Conference " Effective ventilation in high performance buildings", held in Madrid, Spain, 23-24 September 2015.
The scientific literature often reports example of educational buildings with extremely poor ventilation performance.
Francesco Causone, Amin Moazami, Salvatore Carlucci, Lorenzo Pagliano, Marco Pietrobon
Ventilation air may be provided in buildings by means of natural or mechanical strategies. When a HVAC system is installed, thermal comfort and indoor air quality (IAQ) may be controlled with higher precision.
Yacine Allab, Andrea Kindinis, Francesco Causone, Sophie Simonet, Annie-Claude Bayeul-Lainé
This paper presents different ventilation solutions for the retrofit in existing school building with a special focus on historic buildings.
Rainer Pfluger, Kai Längle, Gabriel Rojas
In 2011, the Danish Energy Agency initiated a study into ventilation solutions for the retrofit of schools to identify the most promising technologies.
Christian A. Hviid, Steffen Petersen
Studies show that environmental conditions in schools are often inadequate, even in developed countries, and that they are frequently much worse than in office buildings.
Pawel Wargocki
In an extensive simulation study using a multi-zone airflow and contaminant transport calculation software (CONTAM) recommendations for the supply air rates for residential housing were derived as input for the revision of the Austrian standard ÖN
Gabriel Rojas, Rainer Pfluger, Wolfgang Feist
Mechanical ventilation performance is a key issue related both to energy efficiency and indoor air quality.
Ricardo Enríquez, Domingo Bravo, José Alberto Díaz, Mª José Jiménez
Airborne particles released from surgical team members are major sources of surgical site infections (SSIs).
Sasan Sadrizadeh, Sture Holmberg
Air curtain assisted range hoods are very customary in large industrial kitchens. They allow to increase the capture efficiency of the range hood while lowering the net exhaust flow rate.
Bruno Claeys, Jelle Laverge, Ivan Pollet, Giel Bruyneel
Carbon dioxide (CO2) has traditionally been assumed innocuous at the typical levels indoors, and merely an indicator of metabolic emissions from humans (bioeffluents).
Xiaojing Zhang, Pawel Wargocki, Zhiwei Lian
The field research project MONICAIR indicates that ventilation systems that fully comply with Dutch building codes show large differences in their IAQ-performance in habitable rooms during heating season and do not always achieve acceptable IAQ-le
Rob C.A. van Holsteijn, Bas Knoll, Harm J.J. Valk, Marco C. Hofman
Ventilation’s historical goal has been to ensure sufficient air change rates in buildings from a hygienic point of view. Regarding its potential impact on energy consumption, ventilation is being reconsidered today.
Gaëlle Guyot, Adeline Bailly, Anne-Marie Bernard, Gabrielle Perez, Claire-Sophie Coeudevez, Suzanne Déoux, Sandra Berlin, Enora Parent, Alexis Huet, Sylvain Berthault, Romuald Jobert, Damien Labaume, Guillaume Ferrier, Sandrine Justet
Indoor environmental quality (IEQ) is generally taken to encompass four main factors: indoor air quality (IAQ), thermal conditions, visual quality, and acoustical quality.
William P. Bahnfleth
It is well known, that energy consumed by the HVAC systems in buildings represents an important part of the global energy consumed in Europe (Directive 2010/31/EU). Latent heat storage has been widely studied (Cabeza et al. 2011, Zhou et al.
Lidia Navarro, Alvaro de Gracia, Luisa F. Cabeza
The aim of this study is to analyse the behaviour of natural ventilation techniques in low-rise commercial buildings in terms of Indoor Air Quality (IAQ).
Víctor Moreno, Amalia Roca
Nowadays, important efforts are deployed to reduce energy consumption in the field of residential buildings.
Frédéric Ransy, Samuel Gendebien, Vincent Lemort
Controlling indoor humidity is important in homes, because high indoor humidity is associated with occupant health and building durability issues. Ventilation is often used to avoid peaks of moisture in homes, such as in kitchens and bathrooms.
Sara Ticci, Brennan Less, Iain Walker , Max Sherman
In determining ventilation rates, it is often necessary to combine naturally-driven ventilation, such as infiltration, with mechanical systems.
Nolwenn Hurel, Max Sherman, Iain Walker