The International Journal of Ventilation, Volume 12, 2013-2014

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Implementation of the European Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) introduced the first legal airtightness regulations into the 2008 Polish Building Codes.
Radoslaw Górzenski, Michal Szymanski, Andrzej Górka and Tomasz Mróz
Airtight construction lies at the heart of achieving high energy performance in dwellings. But how well does it apply in new construction?
Jelle Laverge, Marc Delghust, Nathan Van Den Bossche and Arnold Janssens
As strategies for improving building envelope and HVAC equipment efficiencies are increasingly required to reduce building energy use, a greater percentage of energy loss will occur through building envelope leakage.
Lisa C. Ng, Andrew K. Persily and Steven J. Emmerich
Although standards for single-zone air leakage tests are widely used, there are no existing standards for several multi-zone cases including: 1) testing air leakage between adjacent zones or 2) testing leakage to the outside from a single unit in
Erin L. Hult and Max H. Sherman
This paper describes two recent applications of aerosol sealing techniques in buildings for improving indoor air quality and reducing energy required for heating, cooling, and ventilation.
Curtis Harrington and Mark Modera
In 1998, NIST published a review of commercial and institutional building airtightness data that found significant levels of air leakage and debunked the "myth" of the airtight commercial building (Persily, 1998).
Steven J Emmerich and Andrew K Persily
The Engineer Research and Development Center, Construction Engineering Research Laboratory (ERDC-CERL) recently developed design/construction strategies that improve the energy efficiency, reduce the potential for mould, and improve indoor air qua
Alexander Zhivov, Dale Herron,J. Lee Durston,2 Matthew Heron and George Lea
This paper presents results from whole building air leakage tests used to document the leakage reduction due to envelope sealing and assess the accuracy of contractor's estimates of the impact of their sealing.
David Bohac, Martha Hewett, James Fitzgerald, Joshua Novacheck, and Andrew Lutz
Concern over the airtightness of commercial buildings in North America goes back to the mid nineteen sixties, and with increasing concern in the mid-seventies, primarily due to the energy crisis, but also due to building performance, comfort and d
Wagdy Anis
A full size simulation laboratory aircraft cabin comprising three rows of seats has been built. This represents the Airbus A320 and the China C919 aircraft.
Zhaosong Fang, Nan Li, Baizhan Li, Hong Liu, Yang Dong, Fang Liu, Jian Wang, Fanxin Kong
The redispersion factor of microbe-carrying particles, which is the ratio of the concentration of floor-derived microbes in room air to those on a floor surface, was determined, as was the percentage of floor-derived microbes in room air.
W Whyte, WM Whyte, S Blake and G Green
In hot climates a comfortable indoor environment is important. Mechanical fans are often introduced to cool the indoor air. However, it has been found that the airflow from such fans is not comfortable, especially compared with natural wind.
Ying Zhang, Angui Li, Ran Gao, Sen Mei and Wei Zhang
Air movement in an indoor space may be experienced in very different ways. For persons feeling cool, air movement tends to be perceived as draught, whilst when feeling warm air movement may provide a desired cooling effect.
Hans Wigö
This paper investigates the performance of a new attic ventilation concept using low-cost thermoelectric (TE) modules. Incident solar radiation heats up roof tiles thus creating a temperature difference between tiles and attic.
Taswal Kumpeerapun, Joseph Khedari, Jongjit Hirunlabh, Belkacem Zeghmati and Hubert Scherrer
This paper reports on an investigation of the natural ventilation and heat gain reduction of a new façade design referred to as the Thai modern façade (TMF).
T. Ananacha, W. Puangsombut, J. Hirunlabh and J. Khedari
There is a need for a greater understanding of the acoustical and airflow performance of interior openings, and of silencers implemented to improve their acoustical performance, in naturally ventilated buildings.
Chris Bibby and Murray Hodgson
Buoyancy-driven natural ventilation in ventilation shafts is investigated with a small scale physical experiment within a duct and CFD simulations of an office building.
Stephen D. Ray and Leon R. Glicksman
The concentration levels of particulate matter (PM), airborne fungi, carbon dioxide as well as temperature and relative humidity were investigated in the indoor and outdoor environment of two schools in Athens, Greece during the period January to
P.V. Dorizas, E. Kapsanaki-Gotsi, M.N. Assimakopoulos and M. Santamouris
The importance of reducing adventitious infiltration in order to save energy is highlighted by the relevant building standards of many countries.  This operational infiltration is often inferred via the measurement of the air leakage rate at a pre
Benjamin Jones, Payel Das, Zaid Chalabi, Michael Davies, Ian Hamilton, Robert Lowe, James Milner, Ian Ridley, Clive Shrubsole and Paul Wilkinson
Passive stack ventilation is a key feature of sustainable building design and has particular potential for use in tall, multi-storey buildings. However, natural ventilation flows through multiply connected spaces may not behave as expected.
Andrew Acred and Gary R. Hunt