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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It has already been proved that air leakage causes a great impact in the energy performance of buildings in cold climates. In recent years, many studies have been carried out in northern Europe, US and Canada.
Irene Poza-Casado, Alberto Meiss, Miguel Ángel Padilla-Marcos, Jesús Feijó-Muñoz
A literature review has revealed that there is a very limited number of numerical or experimental studies of the air flow for mechanically ventilated large occupied rooms.
Ali Alzaid, Maria Kolokotroni, Hazim Awbi
An airtight building envelope ensures not only the energy-efficiency of a building, but also a damage free construction. Important to achieve optimal airtightness are the planning, implementation and materials.
Søren Peper, Oliver Kah, Wolfgang Feist
Heatwaves are often responsible for many deaths due to high temperature indoors. Energy savings is a key element in building design and refurbishment works to reduce the impact of climate change.
Jean-Marie Alessandrini, Jacques Ribéron
Mandatory building airtightness testing has come gradually into force in European countries mostly because of the increasing weight of building leakage energy impact on the overall energy performance of low-energy buildings.
Valerie Leprince, Bassam Moujalled, Andrés Litvak
Demand controlled ventilation (DCV) refers to a ventilation system with air flow rates that are controlled based on a measurement of an indoor air quality (IAQ) and/or thermal comfort parameter.
Bart Merema, Muhannad Delwati, Maarten Sourbron, Hilde Breesch
One of the key objectives of the IEA Annex 68 research programme entitled “Indoor Air Quality Design and Control in Low Energy Residential Buildings” is to provide a generic guideline for the design and operation of ventilation in residential buil
Maria Bocanegra-Yanez, Gabriel Rojas, Daria Zukowska-Tejsen, Esfand Burman, Guangyu Cao, Mathieu Pierre Yves Hamon, Jakub Kolarik
With lower air leakage in modern homes, ventilation of homes has become more important than ever before. It seems however that we are getting it very wrong.
Barry Cope
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*
Air infiltration holds a central role in building energy consumption and is associated to several building physics phenomena.
Dimitrios Kraniotis
Wind pressure and thermal forces are driving forces for pressure difference on the building envelope.
Oliver Solcher, Stefanie Rolfsmeier, Paul Simons
There are several methods for measuring air tightness that may result in different values and sometimes quite different uncertainties.
Iain Walker
The airtightness just after the end of a building phase is assumed to be relevant criteria for high energy performance.
Benoît Michaux, Clarisse Mees, Evelyne Nguyen, Xavier Loncour