The 38th AIVC Conference "Ventilating healthy low-energy buildings", was held in Nottingham, UK, 13-14 September 2017. Contains 113 papers and summaries.

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The Proceedings of the 38th AIVC Conference "Ventilating healthy low-energy buildings", held in Nottingham, UK, 13-14 September 2017.
The Presentations at the 38th AIVC Conference "Ventilating healthy low-energy buildings", held in Nottingham, UK, 13-14 September 2017.
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).
Valérie Leprince, François Rémi Carrié
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
Christophe Delmotte
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
Holzer Peter, Moherndl Philipp, Psomas Theofanis
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.
Vina Kukadia, Stuart Upton, Martin Liddament
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.
David Parker, Henry Burridge, Jamie Partridge, Paul Linden
We present preliminary results from an examination of the capture and venting of a buoyant plume by a chimney.
Henry C. Burridge, Gagan Sehmbi, Daniel Fiuza Dosil, Graham O. Hughes
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.
Áine Broderick, Miriam Byrne, James McGrath, Marie Coggins
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
Johannes Schrade, Hans Erhorn
The data from published studies were used to build relationships between learning outcomes and air quality in classrooms.
Pawel Wargocki, José Alí Porras-Salazar, William P. Bahnfleth
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.
Christoffer Plesner, Nicolas Dupin
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).
Theofanis Psomas, Per Heiselberg, Thøger Lyme
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.
Gabriel Rojas, Iain Walker, Brett Singer
Overheating in domestic homes, specifically in built up urban areas, has become a pressing problem throughout the UK.
Zoe De Grussa, Deborah Andrews, Gordon Lowry, Elizabeth.J. Newton, Kika Yiakoumetti, Andrew Chalk, David Bush
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.
Narsing K. Jha, Daria Frank, L. Darracq, Paul F. Linden
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).
Chi-Kien Nguyen, Damien David, Frédéric Kuznik, Gilles Rusaouën
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
Rajat Gupta, Matt Gregg, Tim Sharpe, Grainne McGill, Ian Mawditt
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.
Lars-Åke Mattsson, Kirk Bracey
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
Binaya KC, Ian P Hall, Benjamin Jones, Bim Prasad Shrestha, Bijendra Shrestha, Niroj Nepal