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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CFD simulations were conducted to assess turbulent forced convection heat transfer and pressure drop through a ventilation channel using a stack of panels with different ridge configurations containing Phase Change Material (PCM).
Thiago Santos, Maria Kolokotroni, Nick Hopper, Kevin Yearley
The aim was to study how the cooling jet from the ceiling, with individual control over the airflow, is perceived and how it affects the thermal comfort in warm office environment.
Henna Maula, Hannu Koskela, Annu Haapakangas, Valtteri Hongisto
For testing of general ventilation filters, a completely new standard is now available and is going to replace EN 779 (2012) since the parts 1 to 4 of ISO 16890 (2017) have been adopted in August 2016 and published in 2017 at both international an
Alain Ginestet
Shopping centres currently design has included a small portion of automated windows sized for smoke ventilation. Their presence is mandatory for fire regulation and they are usually operated just in case of fire.
Marta Avantaggiato, Annamaria Belleri, Michele De Carli, Roberto Lollini
Wind pressure and thermal forces are driving forces for pressure difference on the building envelope.
Oliver Solcher, Stefanie Rolfsmeier, Paul Simons
In high density occupation rooms, it is necessary to control indoor air quality (IAQ) combined with other comfort parameters. An adequate IAQ in classrooms enhances children learning and academic results are improved.
Maite Gil-Báez, Ángela Barrios-Padura, Carmen Roldán-Vendrell, Marta Molina-Huelva
Renewable energy sources for heating and cooling buildings usually have temperatures close to room temperature and therefore a limited convertibility potential, i.e. they are of low value.
Marie Rugholm Krusaa, Christian Anker Hviid, Jakub Kolarik
Displacement ventilation (DV) is an alternative to conventional mixing ventilation in various types of rooms.
Tor Helge Dokka, Niels Lassen, Maria Myrup
In 2008 the State of California adopted new building codes that required the use of mechanical ventilation systems in homes that meet the requirements of ASHRAE Standard 62.2.
Iain S. Walker, Yang-Seon Kim, Brett C. Singer, W. Rengie Chan
A key aspect of achieving acceptable indoor air quality is source control. Cooking has been recognized as a significant source of pollutants for health impacts (e.g., PM2.5 and NO2) as well as moisture and odour.
Iain Walker, Gabriel Rohas, Jordan Clark, Max Sherman
Last years, interest in airtightness increases among all construction fields and airtightness becomes a major issue in the reduction of energy consumption in buildings.
Martin Prignon, Felipe Ossio, Manon Brancart, Arnaud Dawans, Geoffrey van Moeseke
Nowadays, due to the higher energy performance of dwellings, ventilation plays an increasing role in maintaining a good indoor comfort.
Ivan Pollet, Anneleen Vens, Frederik Losfeld, Xavier Faure
Night ventilation is used extensively as a low energy strategy to cool buildings in climates where night temperatures are suitable.
Zoi Mylona, Maria Kolokotroni, Savvas Tassou
A “heat recovery hybrid ventilation system” is the combination of passive stack ventilation and mechanical push-pull ventilation. Two heat storage boxes are connected to the natural EA stack and the underfloor natural OA duct.
Akira Fukushima, Sayaka Murata, Masahiro Uozumi
Shopping centres are complex buildings with specific needs. The use that different areas are put to affects energy consumption, whereas the different functional patterns and stakeholder groups influence energy use.
Matthias Haase
In France, the current regulation on the energy performance of buildings (RT 2012) does not require ductwork airtightness measurement when the default-value is used in the regulatory EP-calculation.
Adeline Bailly Mélois, Bassam Moujalled
With the goal of increasing building flexibility and reducing energy use, yet ensuring IAQ, the feasibility of natural ventilation in a building in Oslo is studied.
Michael Gruner, Maria Justo-Alonso, Tor Helge Dokka
Today one out of six Europeans (84 million Europeans, or the equivalent of Germany’s population), report deficiencies regarding the building status. In some countries, that number is as high as one out of three.
Ashok John, Nicolas Galiotto, Peter Foldbjerg, Katrine Bjerre Milling Eriksen, Jens Christoffersen, Andreas Hermelink
Based on a series of workshops, a Circadian House is defined as a house that is designed to support a healthy life for its occupants through a human-centric design.
Peter Foldbjerg, Per Arnold Andersen, Nicolas Roy, Jens Christoffersen
INTRODUCTION: The Finnish Society of Indoor Air Quality and Climate (FiSIAQ) introduced over twenty years ago in 1995 a Classification of Indoor Climate, Construction Cleanliness, and Finishing Materials and the third edition will be published aut
Laura Sariola, Pertti Pasanen