The International Journal of Ventilation, Volume 10, 2011-2012

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This paper describes a re-analysis of internal pressure and building ventilation in a single-opening enclosure ventilated by winds. The dynamics of internal pressure is governed by a nonlinear oscillation equation.
Pengcheng Xu and Yuguo Li
This study employed large-eddy simulation (LES) to investigate wind-driven single-sided natural ventilation for an idealized building model located in an urban environment.
Zhen Bu and Shinsuke Kato
A model tunnel (approximately ten hydraulic diameters) with different designs of the tunnel mouth has been placed in a wind tunnel and has been subjected to the effects of external wind by varying the wind direction at the mouth of the tunnel.
Hans Nyman and Mats Sandberg
Although it has been used for many years in commercial buildings, the application of demand controlled ventilation in residences is limited.
Dorthe K. Mortensen, Iain S. Walker and Max H. Sherman
This study copes with the problem of ventilation in existing educational environments in terms of indoor air quality (AIQ), comfort and energy consumption.
Costanzo Di Perna, Elena Mengaroni, Lucia Fuselli, Alessandro Stazi
The ‘Wind-Rain’ House, was designed by the New Zealand architect, Nigel Cook. First built in New Zealand in 1985 its design concept for indoor thermal comfort is quite different from local conventional houses.
Bin Su
Buildings represent the major energy consuming sector in India. Sustainable and climate responsive architecture offers possible solutions to this high energy demand.
S. Radhakrishnan, S. Nagan, R. Shanthi Priya and M.C. Sundarraja
This paper analyses the energy efficiency of a Ventilated Active Façade (VAF) applied to office buildings in Spain in comparison with conventional façades that comply with the minimum energy requirements of the Spanish Technical Building Regulatio
Olatz Irulegi, Antonio Serra, Rufino Hernández and Álvaro Ruiz-Pardo
Natural ventilation of buildings is a design strategy for the passive cooling of buildings that can be considerably efficient if properly undertaken.
L. C. Labaki, E. Matsumoto, J. M. S. C. Morais
This study conducted investigations aimed at clarifying the differences in environmental control behaviour, thermal/air environments and pupils' thermal sensations before and after installation of cooling systems.
Takashi Kurabuchi, Kumiko Tsuruta, Takeshi Ogasawara and Yukari Iino
This paper presents a simplified modelling process by using experimental results to form empirical relationships for a particular novel windcatcher natural ventilation and cooling system developed by Monodraught in the United Kingdom.
Naghman Khan Yuehong Su, Nick Hopper and Saffa Riffat
In order to ascertain the relationship between opening conditions and indoor airflow characteristics, case studies were conducted by performing CFD analysis using the domain decomposition technique.
Kumiko Tsuruta, Takashi Kurabuchi and Yuma Kouchi
The convective heat transfer coefficient around the human body is important for evaluating the effects that airflows exert on thermal comfort. However measuring it is generally difficult.
Keiko Sato, Takashi Kurabuchi, Takeshi Ogasawara, Masaaki Ohba, Shizuo Iwamoto, Nobumi Sahashi and Seigo Ikehara
The issue of evaluating possible strategies for improving the building stock's energy and environmental performance is crucial. This applies to all buildings including residential and non-residential.
S.N. Boemi, Τ. Slini, A.M. Papadopoulos and Y. Mihalakakou
Old buildings represent, in many countries, a great part of the existing building stock. In France this amounts to more than 30%. It is important that they are retrofitted to improve energy performance.
Andrea Kindinis, Richard Cantin, Mohamed El Mankibi and Gerard Guarracino
This research concentrates on evaporative cooling, a sustainable and alternative way to cool a roof surface by taking advantage of the properties of porous materials.
E. Vardoulaki, D. Karamanis, M.N. Assimakopoulos, S.N. Boemi and G. Mihalakakou
European CEN Standard EN 15251 (2007) requires indoor thermal comfort conditions to be assessed and to fall within a category system for different levels of expectation and building purpose.  The COMMONCENSE project has prepared and provided infor
A. Sfakianaki, M. Santamouris, M. Hutchins, F. Nichol, M. Wilson, L Pagliano, W. Pohl, J.L. Alexandre and A. Freire
This paper presents an investigation into solutions for the system design of a centralized DCV system in multi-family dwellings. The design focused on simple and inexpensive solutions.
Dorthe Kragsig Mortensen and Toke Rammer Nielsen
In this paper, a long-term numerical study which examines the unique airflow pattern and the corresponding VOC distribution within a typical apartment building in the severe cold region of China is described.
J. Liu and W. Q. Li
Unlike cold climate regions, where natural ventilation is not preferred during winter, natural ventilation is always preferred in Hong Kong for cooling because of the subtropical climate.
C.F. Gao and W.L. Lee