The Proceedings of the 36th AIVC Conference " Effective ventilation in high performance buildings", held in Madrid, Spain, 23-24 September 2015.
36th AIVC - 5th TightVent - 3rd venticool Conference - Madrid, Spain - 23-24 September 2015
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.
Effective ventilation in high performance buildings (Book of Proceedings) | 2015 | English | 1021 pp
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.
Indoor climate assessment of a classroom with mechanical ventilation and operable windows | 2015 | English | 10 pp
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.
Minimal Invasive Ventilation Systems with Heat Recovery for School Buildings | 2015 | English | 11 pp
This paper presents different ventilation solutions for the retrofit in existing school building with a special focus on historic buildings.
In 2011, the Danish Energy Agency initiated a study into ventilation solutions for the retrofit of schools to identify the most promising technologies.
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.
Recommendable supply air rates for residential housing – A simulation study considering CO2 concentration, relative humidity, TVOC emissions and mould risk | 2015 | English | 10 pp
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
Mechanical ventilation performance assessment in several office buildings by means of Big Data techniques | 2015 | English | 10 pp
Mechanical ventilation performance is a key issue related both to energy efficiency and indoor air quality.
Impact of staff posture on airborne particle distribution in an operating theatre equipped with ultraclean-zoned ventilation | 2015 | English | 6 pp
Airborne particles released from surgical team members are major sources of surgical site infections (SSIs).
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.
Carbon dioxide (CO2) has traditionally been assumed innocuous at the typical levels indoors, and merely an indicator of metabolic emissions from humans (bioeffluents).
Reviewing legal framework and performance assessment tools for residential ventilation systems | 2015 | English | 8 pp
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
Ventilation performance and indoor air pollutants diagnosis in 21 French low energy homes | 2015 | English | 9 pp
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.
Shifting the IEQ Paradigm from Comfort Silos to Holistic Health and Performance | 2015 | English | 2 pp
Indoor environmental quality (IEQ) is generally taken to encompass four main factors: indoor air quality (IAQ), thermal conditions, visual quality, and acoustical quality.
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.
Thermodynamic analysis of buildings with natural ventilation and indoor air quality | 2015 | English | 9 pp
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).
Performances of a simple exhaust mechanical ventilation coupled to a mini heat pump: modeling and experimental investigations | 2015 | English | 12 pp
Nowadays, important efforts are deployed to reduce energy consumption in the field of residential buildings.
Development of a Seasonal Smart Ventilation Controller to Reduce Indoor Humidity in Hot-Humid Climate Homes | 2015 | English | 10 pp
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.
In determining ventilation rates, it is often necessary to combine naturally-driven ventilation, such as infiltration, with mechanical systems.