The 39th AIVC Conference "Smart Ventilation for Buildings", was held in Antibes Juan-Les-Pins, France, 18-19 September 2018. Contains 140 papers and/or summaries.

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Product connectivity makes products and systems remotely controllable and possibly interoperable with other devices in the house. 
François-Yves Prévost, Xavier Boulanger, Christophe Barras
Buildings represent a major end use of energy throughout the world and are typically the dominant sector for electricity.
Max Sherman, Benjamin Jones, Iain Walker
Indoor carbon dioxide (CO2) concentrations have been used for decades to purportedly evaluate indoor air quality (IAQ) and ventilation.
Andrew Persily
Advancing energy efficient renovation solutions in buildings necessitate adopting high-insulation and airtightness to avoid heat loss through transmission and infiltration, which can result in overheating.
Daria Zukowska, Jakub Kolarik, Myrto Ananida, Mandana Sarey Khanie, Toke Rammer Nielsen
The interest in phase change materials (PCMs) as a solution for thermal energy storage has been growing for the last decades. It is clear that PCMs are promising for reducing the summer heat peaks without increasing the energy demand for cooling.
Timea Béjat, Emile Fulcheri, Didier Therme, Etienne Wurtz, Pierrick Péchambert
Controlled Natural Ventilation (CNV) is one of the potential most effective passive cooling technique to reduce cooling needs of buildings in temperate-hot climate zones.
Mario Grosso, Andrea Acquaviva, Giacomo Chiesa, Henrique da Fonseca, Seyyed Sadegh Bibak Sareshkeh, Maria José Padilla
Occupants control indoor environments to meet their individual needs for comfort.
Bongchan Jeong, Heewon Choi, Jihyun Yoo, J.S. Park
Balanced ventilation units are well known to provide a sufficient amount of fresh air in residential buildings in a controlled way, without relying on ever-changing naturally driven forces.
Bart Cremers
Earlier field measurements in Low Energy Buildings have shown that excess temperatures can easily occur during summertime in well-insulated houses, also in northern part of Europe.
Ola Gustafsson, Caroline Haglund Stignor, Huijuan Chen, Svein Ruud, Jon Persson
This paper will present the context and application of earth tube systems for the provision of ventilative cooling and general make-up air in the heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) sector of the built environment; with a focus on cas
Trevor Butler, John Littlewood, Huw Millward
Airborne bacteria-carrying particles (BCPs) in an operating room (OR) can cause post-operative infections in the patients. The ventilation system in the OR is crucial in removing or diluting airborne BCPs.
Cong Wang, Sasan Sadrizadeh, Sture Holmberg
Demand Control Ventilation strategy resilience is analysed through the envelope leakage distribution.
Xavier Faure, Frederik Losfeld, Ivan Pollet, Etienne Wurtz, Ophélie Ouvrier Bonnaz
This paper presents a new concept of ventilation system for residential building, based on a hybrid ventilation system, mainly control by weather conditions and IAQ sensors to optimize exhaust airflows rates, for the purpose of improving global bu
André Amphoux, Alexandre Lucet
Many studies reported that there were insufficient ventilation and excessive CO2 concentration in air-conditioned residential buildings, but few solutions were provided.
Zhengtao Ai, Guoqiang Zhang
The recent development of affordable and quite accurate temperature sensors and Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) sensors has led to a growing interest in continuous indoor climate monitoring.
Atze Boerstra, Arjen Raue, Louie Cheng
By the end of 2020 all newly constructed buildings have to be nearly zero energy buildings (nZEB). In school and office buildings the ventilation system has a large contribution to the total energy use.
Bart Merema, Hilde Breesch, Dirk Saelens
In the research project 3for2 Beyond Efficiency, low-exergy distributed cooling and ventilation systems for application in the tropics are designed and tested in a demonstrator building in Singapore.
Markus Gwerder, Bharath Seshadri
Mechanical ventilation is vital in modern homes to insure adequate indoor air quality.
Danny Parker, Eric Martin, Karen Fenaughty, Delia D’Agostino
The early design stage of a building is decisive for describing the concept of the HVAC system. Designers and practitioners can adjust and optimize the design during this stage as it provides them with enough resilience to adapt new changes.
Marwan Abugabbara, Laszlo Sebesten, Jan Behrens
Night-time ventilation is a natural cooling technology, in which cold ambient air is used to cool indoor spaces. This literature review analyses how recent studies have defined the effectiveness or efficiency of night-time ventilation.
Rui Guo, Yue Hu, Per Heiselberg