Human thermal comfort is influenced by psychological as well as physiological factors. Several comfort indices, such as PMV, PPD, TSENS, ET*, DISC, and SET* (see nomenclature) have been developed.
Volume 3: 2004-2005
International Journal of Ventilation, Volume 3, 2004-2005
A review of evidence linking ventilation rates in dwellings and respiratory health - A focus on house dust mites and mould | 2004 | English
This paper reviews the literature for evidence of links between ventilation rates in dwellings and moisture related respiratory health with a particular focus on house dust mites (HDM) and fungal growth.
A simplified model to estimate natural ventilation flows for simple dwelling layouts | 2005 | English
The paper presents a procedure to estimate natural ventilation flow rates through buildings.
A ventilation system integrating a buried-pipe technique with multi-purpose windows | 2005 | English
This paper introduces a ventilation system that combines buried-pipes with multi-purpose windows with the aim of finding an energy efficient, environment-protecting and low-cost way to improve the indoor environment.
A building contains a number of large openings, such as doors and staircases.
This paper reports a critical analysis of the assessment of contaminant removal efficiency.
Railway platform spot cooling has become an increasingly attractive means to improve thermal comfort conditions of existing subway stations. This paper presents a systematic approach to evaluate the effectiveness of platform spot cooling.
Application of a Thermal Manikin to Evaluate Heat Loss Rates from People caused by Variations in Air Velocity and Air Temperature | 2004 | English
Heat loss monitoring from a thermal manikin was undertaken representing an occupant in a classroom during a lesson period of 80 minutes in which the room temperature was increased from 21 to 24C for various airflow velocity configurations.
The aim of that guidebook (74 pp), published by REHVA is to provide a clear analysis of the definitions of ventilation effectiveness and to present case study examples
Comparison of a CFD fire model against a ventilated fire experiment in an enclosure | 2004 | English
The definition of a good indoor climate is important to the success of a passenger rail coach, not only because it will decide its energy consumption and thus influence its sustainability but also because good comfort for long journeys is essentia
Controllable background ventilation in dwellings - The equivalent opening area needed to achieve appropriate indoor air quality | 2004 | English
In dwellings there is a desire to reduce ventilation heat loss, by reducing uncontrollable air infiltration, at the same time as providing adequate indoor air quality by controllable background ventilation.
Demand Controlled Systems With fuzzy Controllers to maintain Indoor Air Quality - An Energy Saving Approach | 2004 | English
The term air conditioning not only prescribes comfort temperature and relative humidity, but also the quality of air inside the room. Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) has become a concomitant of air conditioning.
Derivation of a theoretical model to explain the functioning of a window as a pre-heat ventilation device and its verification using physical models | 2005 | English
‘Supply air’ windows are designed with an air gap between the inner panes of glass that is used as the incoming air path for room ventilation; air is pre-warmed within the window and thereby avoids the sensation of draughts.
A methodology is presented for determining the air flow rate through a stack-ventilated single-spacedenclosure bearing a roof-mounted ventilation tower.
The purpose of this study was to find out the local intensity and extent of doorway draughts, the functioning of air curtains, and the variation of the neutral pressure levels in 18 industrial premises.
Effects of Coupled Heat and Moisture Transfers through Walls upon Indoor Environment Predictions | 2004 | English
The non-uniform behaviour of the air inside a room, which is important in comfort analysis, can be evaluated by zonal models.
Energy Requirements for the Treatment of Fresh Air in HVAC Systems: A Case Study for Athens and Thessaloniki, Greece. | 2004 | English
The aim of this paper is to discuss the impact of the relation between varying indoor and outdoor conditions on the ventilation loads of buildings and to provide HVAC designers with the respective information needed for the optimum dimensioning of
Extract and Supply Air Flow Rates in a Large Office Building Before and After Balancing | 2004 | English
One of the two air distribution systems serving the office rooms of a 25-year-old large office building was balanced in autumn 2002. The supply and extract air flow rates of 173 office rooms were measured before and after balancing.
Field measurements of pressure characteristics for components in a hybrid ventilation system | 2005 | English
In order to study the energy performance of a school building incorporating a hybrid ventilation system in Grong, Norway, a detailed field experiment was carried out.
It is only fairly recently that scientific and public concerns have focused on the probable health risk that the presence of air pollutants can cause in residential or non-industrial buildings.