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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In this study the performance of a residential demand controlled (DC) extract ventilation system with an air-to-water heat pump was analysed via dynamic simulations. A real life test case was setup to validate results.
Ivan Pollet, Clint Coulier, Anneleen Vens, Filip Grillet
Demand controlled ventilation (DCV) can reduce the energy use significantly compared to a constant air volume (CAV) system. However, there is still a large uncertainty about the real energy savings and the ventilation efficiency.
Bart Merema, Maarten Sourbron, Johan Verplaetsen, Paul Van den Bossche, Hilde Breesch
Indoor carbon dioxide (CO2) concentrations have played a role in discussions of ventilation and indoor air quality (IAQ) since the 18th century.
Andrew Persily
It is estimated that people spend 60-90% of their life in indoor environments. Therefore, it is obvious that indoor air quality (IAQ) and thermal comfort are of highly importance for the health and wellbeing of the population.
Eleni Kontonasiou
The Recast-EPBD1 requires an update of the current (2007/2008) set of CEN-EPB standards. This update work started in 2012 and will result in a new set of CEN-EPB standards.. Where possible this work will be done parallel with ISO.
Jaap Hogeling
Recently the international media like in USA, Canada, UK, Denmark, Germany etc. has been discussing the issue of differences between men and women regarding thermal comfort and the preferred room temperature.
Bjarne W. Olesen
The effect of Phase Change Materials (PCMs) to optimize indoor thermal comfort conditions and reduce cooling energy requirement when included in envelope components and materials is demonstrated by an extensive scientific literature (Zhou et al.,
Anna Laura Pisello, Luisa F. Cabeza, Franco Cotana
The framework in which the SINHOR project takes place is the "Service Contract R + D + i Relating to Competence Scope of the Ministry of Public Works and Housing" with the research project entitled "Analysis of the energy performance of closures c
Servando Álvarez, César Bartolomé
Local climate change and in particular, the urban heat island, is the more documented phenomenon of climate change.
Matthaios Santamouris
This paper presents a comparison of Indoor Air Quality in several buildings constructed prior to the implementation of the new Spanish regulation on thermal installations (RITE, 2007 modified on 2013) and some new ones that fully accomplish the re
Pastor Pérez Paulino
Choosing the right baseline level of ventilation has a big impact in the calculated energy needs of buildings.
Rafael Villar Burke, Daniel Jiménez González, Pilar Linares Alemparte, Sonia García Ortega
The north of the Iberian Peninsula is characterized by a high level of humidity during the summer.
Larrumbide Enrique, Linares Pilar, García Sonia
Recently research at the Eduardo Torroja Institute for construction sciences proposes a new wording for the IAQ regulations for dwellings included in the Spanish Building Code.
Linares Pilar,García Sonia, Larrumbide Enrique, Tenorio José A.
The Spanish Building Code (BC) regulates indoor air quality (IAQ) requirements in dwellings by establishing threshold continuous flow rates according to the occupancy, use of the rooms and their usable area.
García Sonia Linares Pilar
For zero and low energy buildings, high-energy efficiency ventilation is very often confused with a complex mechanical ventilation system with heat recovery.
Flourentzos Flourentzou, Samue Pantet, Katia Ritz
Ventilation in low energy refurbished buildings is the cause of a big part of energy losses.
Flourentzos Flourentzou, Samuel Pantet
In response to the European Energy Performance Buildings Directive 2010/31/EU and the Energy Efficiency Directive 2012/27/EU, buildings have increasingly become more insulated in order to reduce the heating losses to a minimum.
Juan María Hidalgo, Theofanis Psomas, Carlos García-Gáfaro, Per Heiselberg, Jose Antonio Millán
Because of the customer need of best possible comfort condition and satisfaction, shopping centers are conditioned by means of basic HVAC systems, often without considering the potential of natural ventilation to contribute to air change rate, and
Marta Avantaggiato, Annamaria Belleri, Michele De Carli, Roberto Lollini
New buildings have to satisfy ever-tightening standards regarding energy efficiency and consumption. This results in higher insulation levels and lower air leakages that reduce heating demands.
Maria Justo Alonso, Cathrine Kirkøen, Hans Martin Mathisen
EU energy policy encourages member states and public authorities to start converting building stock into nearly Zero Energy Buildings (nZEB) and adopting exemplary actions.
Niki Gaitani, Laia Cases Fabregas, Elena Mastapostoli, Mat Santamouris