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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Excessive air leakage through the building envelope increases the infiltration heat loss and therefore lowers the energy efficiency.
Aleš Vlk, Jiří Novák
In recent years, concerns about global warming and greenhouse gas emissions have motivated designers to reduce building energy consumption through the implementation of passive solutions without compromising users’ thermal comfort.
Marta Avantaggiato, Nuno Mateus, Annamaria Belleri, Wilmer Pasut ,Guillherme Carrilho da Graça
Overheating is an unwanted consequence of modern building designs and internal gains that will be aggravated by the effects of climate change on local climates within urban and suburban areas.
Paul D O’Sullivan, Adam O’Donovan, Guoqiang Zhang, Guilherme Carrilho da Graca
This paper introduces a comparison study of measuring the airtightness of a house sized test chamber using the novel pulse technique and the standard blower door method in a controlled environment.
Xiaofeng Zheng, Edward Cooper, Joe Mazzon, Ian Wallis, Christopher J Wood
Recirculation hoods equipped with carbon and plasma filters are becoming more and more popular.
Piet Jacobs, Wouter Borsboom
Energy renovations seek to improve the airtightness of dwellings and thus require ventilation and heat recovery to maintain or improve energy-efficiency, indoor climate, and durability.
Kevin Michael Smith, Anders Lund Jansen, Svend Svendsen
Most natural ventilation (NV) systems used in non-residential buildings are single sided (SS).
Guilherme Carrilho da Graça, Nuno Mateus, Rafael Rebelo
Natural ventilation has the potential to provide cooling and fresh air and cut 40% of the total energy consumption of European office buildings.
Marika Vellei, Lana Harding, Lun An, John J Orr, Ricardo Codinhoto, Sukumar Natarajan
As UK homes are insulated and draught proofed in an attempt to reduce wintertime heating demand they become more airtight. Any reduction in infiltration could have a detrimental effect on indoor air quality.
Ben Roberts, David Allinson, Kevin Lomas, Stephen Porritt
The lack of indicators assessing ventilative cooling effectiveness in a way to compare it with active cooling technics, makes its acceptance more difficult.
Flourentzos Flourentzou, Jerome Bonvin
The polyurethane foam industry is projected to reach a worldwide value of up to $74bn by 2022 and with airtightness of new and retrofitted properties continually increasing, an important question arises: what is the impact of these materials on th
Dzhordzhio Naldzhiev, Dejan Mumovic,Matija Strlič
We introduce a new method for defining ventilative cooling potential (VCP) for office buildings that depends not only on the climatic conditions but also on building thermal characteristics.
Haolia Rahman, Hwataik Han
Thermal comfort is an important aspect of the building design and indoor climate control as modern man spends most of the day indoors.
Ali Youssef, Pieter Truyen, Peter Bröde, Dusan Fiala, Jean-Marie Aerts
Flow interaction between thermal plumes and vertical air distribution and the resulting airflow structures were investigated under increasing heat load conditions.
Sami Lestinen, Simo Kilpeläinen, Risto Kosonen, Juha Jokisalo, Hannu Koskela
According to the 2016 Household Projections report, England’s housing stock could reach 28 million households by 2039 with approximately one fifth being new constructions.
Giorgos Petrou, Anna Mavrogianni, Anastasia Mylona, Rokia Raslan, Gurdane Virk, Michael Davies
The effectiveness of night ventilation strategy for residential buildings in the old town of Ghadames has been investigated in this study.
Jamal Alabid, Ahmad Taki
In Korea, a large amount of fine dust and carbonyl compounds is generated during cooking in the kitchen.
KyungMo Kang, Yun Gyu Lee, Chul woong Shin
The Royal Wanganui Opera House (RWOH), in Whanganui, New Zealand, was constructed in 1899, and now seats 830 people.
Julia Thompson, Michael Donn, George Baird
Mechanical ventilation has become a mandatory requirement in multiple European standards addressing indoor air quality (IAQ) and ventilation in residential dwellings (single family houses and low-rise apartment buildings).
Amar Aganovic, Mathieu Hamon , Jakub Kolarik, Guangyu Cao
The Spanish Technical Building Code establishes the criteria for indoor air quality fixing minimum and constant ventilation rates per local.
Sonia Garcia Ortega, Pilar Linares Alemparte