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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From the energy point of view, buildings should be as tight as possible. But lack of ventilation will result in high level of indoor pollutants, which is harmful for occupants.
Yue Zhang, Xiaofeng Li, Pok L. Cheng
Hemp Lime concrete (HLC) is a bio-based material, which knows currently a growing development. HLC is a low embodied energy material. It has an excellent moisture buffer performance and is considered as good indoor climate regulators.
Bassam Moujalled, Driss Samri, Laurent Guldner, Fabrice Richieri, Emma Stephan
The differences between extract ventilation and balanced ventilation are subject of many discussions in sales markets where both solutions have their share.
Bart Cremers
The long term exposure to fine particulate matter with a diameter of ≤2.5 μm (PM2.5) is linked to numerous health problems, including chronic respiratory and cardiovascular diseases, and cancer.
Catherine O’Leary, Sally Lofthouse, Benjamin Jones
At typical indoor CO2 levels there is no scientific evidence that CO2 is harmful to comfort and health of healthy persons, though there is a potential for negative effects on some aspects of performance.
Bart Cremers
Pressure drop due to filters embedded in HVAC systems is one of the energy loss causes in building air conditioning systems, which can become important in large all-air systems with highly demanding filtering needs, such as hospitals, clean rooms,
Eduardo Theirs, Fernando Varela, Cristina González, Prado Díaz de Mera , Fernando Feldman, Tomás Higuero
To study the impact of the filtration efficiency level on the particle concentration in a rural school equipped with a balanced ventilation system with heat recovery, measurements of indoor and outdoor particle concentrations have been carried out
Alain Ginestet, Dominique Pugnet, Mirela Robitu
Radon gas is a pathological agent confirmed by World Health Organization in terms of increasing the risk of lung cancer generation when it is inhaled by human in high concentration. This gas comes from soils with uranium content (i.e.
Borja Frutos, Manuel Olaya, Fernando Martín-Consuegra, Carmen Alonso
The aim of this paper is to show the effects of variable ventilation rates on the demand of energy and air quality in dwellings, and how airtightness and wind affect this relation.
José Manuel Salmerón Lissén, Javier García Ramos, Servando Álvarez Domínguez, José Luis Molina Félix, Francisco José Sánchez de la Flor
Within this paper, an evaluation of Indoor Air Quality in residential buildings, and the experience after a building retrofit is shown.
Sergio Rodríguez-Trejo, Sergio Vega, Consuelo Acha
People in industrialised countries spend about 90% of their time indoors. Hence, a good indoor climate is essential for health and well-being.
Susanne Urlaub, Gunnar Grün, Peter Foldbjerg, Klaus Sedlbauer
The purpose of this paper is to enhance the importance of ventilation regarding energy use and stablishing methods in order to obtain as much data as possible about the behavior patterns of ventilation and infiltration in buildings.
Javier García Ramos, José Manuel Salmerón Lissén, Laura Romero Rodríguez, Servando Álvarez Domínguez, José Luis Molina Félix, Álvaro Ruiz Pardo
Using solar heat energy has been paid attention to as effective natural energy use. In this study, we deal with air-based solar heat system, which is used for not only ventilation but heating and hot water supply by hot air.
Youngjin Choi, Kozo Takase, Masayuki Mae, Hyunwoo Roh
Open joint ventilated façade (OJVF) is a passive constructive system widely used to ameliorate envelop of buildings, improving their energy efficiency.
M. Nuria Sánchez, Cristina Sanjuan, M. Rosario Heras
Typical heat sources in indoor environments include humans, electrical devices, and computers. The number of such sources in operating room environments is even higher due to the presence of surgical staff members and medical equipment.
Sasan Sadrizadeh, Sture Holmberg
An experimental analysis of the night ventilation technique for cooling in buildings, was performed in a test cell with the aim of establish the potential of this technique in two scenarios: a) when the air-stream is in poor contact with the therm
Rafael Salmerón Lissen, Francisco José Sanchez de la Flor, Alejandro Rincón Casado, Álvaro Ruiz-Pardo, Servando Álvarez Domínguez
Lecture rooms with their high, quickly fluctuating internal gains, e.g.
Ando Ludovic Andriamamonjy, Ralf Klein
Aim of this work has been to determine the effectiveness of evaporative cooling and ventilation control strategies on a case study to ensure an adequate combination between energy efficiency and high levels of indoor comfort.
Graziano Addante, Francesco Iannone, Alessandro Rinaldi
Natural ventilation is increasingly considered one of the most efficient passive solutions to improve thermal comfort in buildings.
Guido Raffaele Dell’Osso, Francesco Iannone, Alessandra Pierucci, Alessandro Rinaldi
This work presents the thermal behavior of a stand-alone experimental solar chimney during one year. The dimensions of the solar chimney are 5.60 m high, 1.0 m width, and 0.52 m depth.
Jesús Arce, María José Jiménez, Ricardo Enríquez, Jesús Xamán, Sergio Castaño, Gabriela Álvarez, María del Rosario Heras