The Proceedings of the 38th AIVC Conference "Ventilating healthy low-energy buildings", held in Nottingham, UK, 13-14 September 2017.
38th AIVC - 6th TightVent - 4th venticool Conference - Nottingham, UK - 13-14 September 2017
The 38th AIVC Conference "Ventilating healthy low-energy buildings", was held in Nottingham, UK, 13-14 September 2017. Contains 113 papers and summaries.
The Presentations at the 38th AIVC Conference "Ventilating healthy low-energy buildings", held in Nottingham, UK, 13-14 September 2017.
On the contribution of steady wind to uncertainties in building pressurisation tests | 2017 | English | 6 pp
This paper analyses the contribution of a steady wind to the uncertainties in building pressurisation tests, using the approach developed in another paper (Carrié and Leprince, 2016).
Airtightness of Buildings – Considerations regarding the Zero-Flow Pressure and the Weighted Line of Organic Correlation | 2017 | English | 10 pp
This paper discusses two particular points of the buildings airtightness measurement method (ISO 9972) in relation with the calculation of the combined standard uncertainty: (1) the zero-flow pressure difference and (2) the weighted line of organi
Ventilative Cooling on the test bench - Learnings and conclusions from practical design and performance evaluation | 2017 | English | 10 pp
Based on 3 short time performance measurements, 4 visits together with user-interviews, 3 involvements in Ventilative Cooling (VC)-building-design, 2 long-term case studies and 11 expert interviews the paper presents a list of key performance-indi
The importance of reducing the ingress of outdoor pollution into the indoor environment is becoming increasingly important as concerns rise regarding the acute and chronic health effects of air pollution.
Experiments are presented on turbulent buoyant free-line and wall plumes, whereby the buoyancy source is emitted from a horizontal line source, in one case free of the presence of a wall and in the other placed immediately adjacent to a wall.
We present preliminary results from an examination of the capture and venting of a buoyant plume by a chimney.
Indoor Air Quality and Thermal Comfort, in Irish Retrofitted Energy Efficient Homes | 2017 | English | 6 pp
Indoor air quality and thermal comfort was measured in 14 three-bedroom, semi-detached, cavity wall naturally-ventilated homes during the winter following an energy efficient retrofit.
Influence of night ventilation on the cooling demand of typical residential buildings in Germany | 2017 | English | 11 pp
The current type of construction preferred for new high energy efficient buildings in Germany, featuring highly insulated building components and an almost completely airtight building shell, raises several new challenges with regard to design, co
Quantitative relationships between classroom CO2 concentration and learning in elementary schools | 2017 | English | 8 pp
The data from published studies were used to build relationships between learning outcomes and air quality in classrooms.
Ventilative cooling in a single-family active house from design stage to user experience | 2017 | English | 9 pp
Ventilative cooling through window airing presents a promising potential for low energy houses in order to avoid overheating risks and to reduce energy consumption of air conditioners.
Automated window opening control system to address thermal discomfort risk in energy renovated dwellings. Summertime assessment | 2017 | English | 2 pp
Major and deep energy renovations of single-family houses (more than 60% of the building stock) are expected in Europe over the next several years (Psomas et al., 2016a).
Comparing extracting and recirculating residential kitchen range hoods for the use in high energy efficient housing | 2017 | English | 10 pp
Residential cooking can be a significant indoor source of odour, pollutants and particulate matter. Conventionally, range hoods expel the air into the ambient. A number of studies have investigated their contaminant capture performance.
A Case Study assessing the impact of Shading Systems combined with Night-Time Ventilation strategies on Overheating within a Residential Property | 2017 | English | 12 pp
Overheating in domestic homes, specifically in built up urban areas, has become a pressing problem throughout the UK.
Effect of human walking on air curtain sealing in the doorway of an airtight building | 2017 | English | 7 pp
Heat and mass flow between cold and warm environments due to the pressure difference between both sides. This exchange causes a loss of energy and human comfort in the buildings.
Full-scale experimental study of ceiling turbulent air jets in mechanically ventilated rooms | 2017 | English | 9 pp
Experimental investigation of ceiling circular grille air jets was conducted in a full-scale entirely controlled test room (6.2 x 3.1 x 2.5 m).
Characterising the actual performance of domestic mechanical ventilation and heat recovery systems | 2017 | English | 10 pp
This paper describes the findings and recommendations of a meta-study examining the actual in-use performance of whole-house mechanical ventilation heat recovery systems (MVHR) installed in 54 low energy dwellings in the UK, as part of a national
The industry is now focusing in system solutions and the goal is to be able to deliver complete reliable, energy efficient solutions that is understandable and easy to maintain by the normal service personal.
The effect of enhanced stove design on ‘real life’ exposure to PM2.5 and CO in rural dwellings in Salambu, Nepal | 2017 | English | 10 pp
About 3 billion people worldwide, and more than 90% in developing countries, are at risk of developing respiratory and cardiovascular diseases and cancer, due to exposure to household air pollution attributable to the combustion of solid biomass f