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 airtightness of buildings is important for several reasons, such as being a prerequisite for low-energy buildings and for a healthy indoor air quality (without i.e. mould or radon).
Fredrik Domhagen, Paula Wahlgren
In the Framework of the IEA EBC Annex68 Subtask 1 working subject, we aimed at defining an indoor air quality index for residential buildings based on long- and short-term exposure limit values.
Louis Cony Renaud-Salis, Olivier Ramalho, Marc Abadie
With the combination of two fans and a heat exchanger in one single component there is the possibility to design a compact and highly efficient ventilation system especially for use in building modernization.
Christoph Speer, Rainer Pfluger
When considering the performance of HRV systems, the discussion is generally focusing on the reported effectiveness of the air-to-air heat exchanger.
Willem Faes, Hugo Monteyne, Michel Depaepe, Jelle Laverge
Residential ventilation standards, especially in Europe are slowly but substantially moving away from their usual prescriptive approach towards performance based specifications.
Rob C.A. van Holsteijn, Jelle Laverge, William L.K. Li
Over the last decade, TVOC sensors have been touted as an interesting alternative to CO2 and RH sensors in DCV systems. Nevertheless, there is little evidence on the nature and the profile of TVOC concentrations in modern dwellings.
Robin De Sutter, Ivan Pollet, Anneleen Vens, Frederik Losfeld, Jelle Laverge
Balanced ventilation with heat recovery is an efficient way to maintain low heating demand for ventilation in residential buildings.
Bart Cremers, Tristan Bakker
Combining heat recovery with natural ventilation is a relatively new topic of significant academic and commercial interest.
Paraskevi Vivian Dorizas, Tom Lipinski, Dimitrios Makris-Makridis, Samuel Stamp, Dejan Mumovic
In the present paper the impact of natural cross-ventilation on thermal comfort levels in sustainable residential buildings is evaluated.
Elli Tsirintoulaki, Dionysia Kolokotsa, Konstantinos Gompakis, Nikolaos Kampelis
Demand controlled ventilation (DCV) can improve the energy performance of all kinds of ventilation systems, in residential and non-residential buildings and is already part of the European Lot 6 and Ecodesign regulations and standards.
Simon Jones, Ivan Pollet, Frederik Losfeld, Michael Reeves, Pierre Lopez, Elsa Jardinier, Jelmer de Jong
It has already been proven that a large portion of the energy consumption gap between simulations and reality is due to the occupant behaviour in buildings.
Nicolás Carbonare, Fabien Coydon, Arnulf Dinkel, Constanze Bongs
Noise from domestic ventilation systems is currently a little understood problem in the UK. Other European countries that have a longer history of using mechanical domestic ventilation systems have introduced noise limits for these systems.
Jack Harvie-Clark, Nick Conlan, Weigang Wei, Mark Siddall
Where residential developments rely on opening windows to control overheating, there can be a compromise between allowing excessive noise ingress with windows open, or excessive temperatures with windows closed.
Nick Conlan, Jack Harvie-Clark
The adverse effect of various indoor pollutants on occupants’ health have been recognized.
Guangyu Cao, Peter Nielsen, Arsen Melikov, Risto Kosonen
In the context of the PREVENT project, preparing a possible revision of the Belgian residential ventilation standard, the way of expressing ventilation requirements, among others in terms of ventilation flow rates, needs to be investigated.
Samuel Caillou, Romy Van Gaever, Jelle Laverge
Ventilation systems play an important role in providing a good indoor air quality in dwellings. Mechanical exhaust ventilation systems implement natural vents to supply outdoor air to the dwelling. Natural driving forces, i.e.
Romy Van Gaever, Jelle Laverge, Samuel Caillou
This study presents a comparison of three ventilation systems; automated Natural Ventilation (NV), balanced Mechanical Ventilation (MV) with heat recovery and Hybrid Ventilation (HV) with heat recovery for a new build office building.
Simone Steiger, Jannick Karsten Roth
More than 64 million pupils spend more time in school than in any other place except home in Europe (European Commission, 2014).
Simone Steiger, Jannick Karsten Roth
Urban warming, commonly referred to as the ‘Urban Heat Island’ phenomenon (UHI), is a well-established effect that affects cities all over the world.
Carolina de Rezende Maciel, Maria Kolokotroni
Exposures to airborne fine particulate matter with a diameter of <2.5μm (PM2.5) are linked to multiple negative health effects, including cardiovascular and respiratory disease.
Catherine O’Leary, Benjamin Jones