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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The extremes of arctic climate pose severe challenges on housing ventilation systems, energy consumption and demand for space heating for northern remote community residential buildings.
Boualem Ouazia, Ganapathy Gnanamurugan, Chantal Arsenault, Yunyi Li
Research shows that, despite compliance with building codes, residential ventilation systems do not deliver the requested air exchanges in the individual rooms. One of the reasons for this can be found in the way the building codes are composed.
Rob C.A. van Holsteijn, Harm J.J. Valk, Jelle Laverge, William L.K. Li
The AcouReVe Project aimed to improve the knowledge and the quality of acoustic calculation in ventilation ductworks. Such calculations are based on simplified models and the main issue is the input data.
François Bessac, Catherine Guigou-Carter, Simon Bailhache, Camille Lefebvre
This presentation will summarize the last forty-five years of indoor air quality (IAQ) studies, investigations and research from the first energy crisis in the USA in the 1970’s to the latest issues with regards to climate change and its effect on
Donald Weekes
ADEME is a public organisation to implement public policy in the areas of the environment, energy and sustainable development.
Nicolas Doré
The French indoor air quality observatory (OQAI) was set up by the French authorities in 2001 with the objective to collect data on indoor pollutants in various indoor environments to be used for public policies.
Corinne Mandin, Mickaël Derbez, Claire Dassonville, Olivier Ramalho, Séverine Kirchner
In a sealed building with tight facades, conditions for a good indoor air quality and comfortable conditions must be guaranteed all the time especially for employees.
Fabrice Richieri, Bassam Moujalled, Sandrine Charrier, Adeline Mollard, François Araque
An accurate temperature gradient calculation is essential for displacement ventilation (DV) system design, since it directly relates to the calculation of supply air flow rate.
Natalia Lastovets, Risto Kosonen, Panu Mustakallio
The real performances of ventilation systems on site remains a challenge in practice. One of the most common reasons for complaints by the building occupants is the acoustic discomfort.
Samuel Caillou, Arne Dijckmans
Noise remains a major concern for building occupants, both in their home and workplace. Ventilation system is one of the noise sources in buildings. Usually, the main issue is the resulting noise level in the room.
François Bessac
International there are many different requirements and regulations for ventilation.  Sometimes the variation is more than a factor of five.
Wouter Borsboom, Willem de Gids
Particulate matter with a diameter of ≤2.5µm (PM2.5) has been shown to be present in many buildings at concentrations that are harmful to human health.
Benjamin Jones, Gavin Phillips, Catherine O’Leary, Constanza Molina, Ian Hall, Max Sherman
A systematic and efficient strategy is needed to assess and manage the potential risks to human health that arise from the manufacture and use of thousands of chemicals.
Jianping Cao, Clara Eichler, John Little
In March 2016 a new regulation came into force in Belgium regarding the wellbeing at work, with specific requirements on the indoor air quality (IAQ).
Samuel Caillou, Jelle Laverge, Peter Wouters
As a result of new inquiries in 20 countries the ventilation requirements will be presented for different rooms in dwellings, offices and schools.
Willem de Gids, Wouter Borsboom
Airtightness is the most important property of building envelopes to understand the ventilation. Airtightness refers to the flow measurement through the building envelope as a function of pressure across the building envelope.
Loubna Qabbal, Lucille Labat, Hassane Naji, Zohir Younsi, Sabrina Talon
This paper presents the results of a series of 30 fan pressurization tests in reproducibility conditions performed within a period of 10 days in October 2017. The tested unit is a newly constructed unoccupied apartment in Brussels.
Martin Prignon, Arnaud Dawans, Geoffrey van Moeseke
The air infiltration of a building, which fundamentally depends on its airtightness, can be a significant contributor to its heat loss.
Alan Vega Pasos, Xiaofeng Zheng, Vasileios Sougkakis, Mark Gillott, Johann Meulemans, Olivier Samin, Florent Alzetto, Luke Smith, Stephen Jackson, Christopher J Wood
This paper introduces an experimental study of enclosure airtightness testing of an outdoor chamber using both the pulse technique and the blower door method.
Xiaofeng Zheng, Joe Mazzon, Ian Wallis, Christopher J Wood
Since the 1970s, many authors have discussed the impact of poor airtightness on building energy use, indoor air quality, building damage, or noise transmission (Carrié and Rosenthal, 2008) (Tamura, 1975) (Sherman and Chan, 2006) (Orr and Figley, 1
Adeline Bailly Mélois, François Rémi Carrié, Mohamed El Mankibi, Bassam Moujalled