The International Journal of Ventilation, Volume 11, 2012-2013 

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An urban heat island results in higher urban temperatures than the surrounding area and is considered as the most documented phenomenon of climate change.
M. Santamouris, F. Xirafi, N. Gaitani, A. Spanou, M. Saliari and K. Vassilakopoulou
The aim of this paper is to illustrate the impact of urban wind environments when assessing the availability of natural ventilation.
Erdal Turkbeyler, Runming Yao, Rosario Nobile, Tom Bentham, David Lim
The prevailing paradigm in indoor environment control of office buildings often excludes natural ventilation, due to the fact that its dynamic nature may not be compatible with the close control of mechanical conditioning systems.
Pei-Chun Liu, Brian Ford and David Etheridge
Stratified ventilation systems use a fundamentally different approach to supply heated or cooled air through a building than the ‘fully mixed and dilution’ ventilation systems found in the majority of non-residential buildings.
Boualem Ouazia, Iain Macdonald, Michel Tardif, Alexandra Thompson and Daniel Booth
In this work the evaluation of indoor air quality in a classroom equipped with cross-flow ventilation is presented.
Conceicao Farinho Lucio
The accurate prediction of particle deposition in ventilation ducts is an important step in estimating the exposure risk of building occupants to particulate matter.
Angui Li, Xi Chen, Changcheng Gu, Ran Gao 1 and Zhipei Hu
The air pumping effect of a fire plume, proposed years ago, to give a higher air intake rate through vertical openings in a compartment fire is further investigated in this paper.
C.L. Chow 1, G.W. Zuo and W.K. Chow
As compared to mixing ventilation systems, the personalized ventilation system (PV) can help to create a healthy and comfortable working environment with a simultaneous reduction of energy consumption.
Anna Bogdan, Anna Łuczak, Marta Chludzińska and Magdalena Zwolińska
The built environment in China is required to achieve a 50% reduction in carbon emissions by 2020 against the 1980 design standard.
C. Alan Short, Runming Yao, Guozhi Luo and Baizhan Li
With the rapid development of urbanization, the economy and number of vehicles, the urban climate has worsened in recent years, causing serious urban problems including urban heat islands, air pollution and infectious disease transmission. Ventila
Qihong Deng, Guangxing He, Chan Lu and Weiwei Liu
To study the thermal effects on airflow in a street canyon under real heating conditions (due to diurnal solar radiation), a one-way static approach combining an urban canopy model and CFD is proposed in this paper.
Jing Liu, Zhiwen Luo, Jianing Zhao and Taoyao Shui
This study presents an optimization method of sensor layout to improve identification accuracy of indoor contaminant sources.
Hao Cai Xianting Li, Lingjuan Kong and Xiaoliang Shao
This paper focuses on the performance of a new air curtain ventilation system.
A.G. Li, H.G. Yin and G.D. Wang
Based on the theoretical and experimental studies of natural ventilation, the performance of natural ventilators has been analysed. Four types of natural window ventilators and three types of wall ventilators were studied.
Jinhua Chen, Yunlin Peng and Shuxia Wu
In order to get more effective natural ventilation into a room with a single sided opening or large depth, two new window types have been developed in the laboratory. These are based on three new patent developments.
Fang Ruan and Nianping Li
This paper presents a method for predicting occupants’ indoor thermal sensation in naturally-ventilated environments, based on real thermal sensation samples, using a GA-BP neural network model.
Nan Li, Wei Yu and Baizhan Li
Both critical and optimistic claims have been made regarding the performance of heat recovery ventilation systems (HRVS) in dwellings. Such arguments are raised partly because two key aspects are not fully clarified, i.e.
Zhiming Yang, JJM Cauberg and MJ Tenpierik
The control strategy for mechanical ventilation systems has significant impact on the performance of the system, in terms of energy consumption and correct air distribution.
Søren Terkildsen and Svend Svendsen
In a world where energy conservation in buildings is an important target, natural ventilation is an important field in which carbon footprint reductions can be achieved.
Bakr Gomaa
Heating Ventilating and Air Conditioning (HVAC) systems are primarily designed for ensuring good indoor air quality and thermal comfort. However, building energy requirements tend to put demand on reducing air change rates.
Meslem Amina, Ilinca Nastase, Florin Bode and Claudine Beghein