The International Journal of Ventilation, Volume 8, 2009-2010

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This work investigates the impact of space planning, interior porosity and variable occupancy on the energy use in offices that is attributable to ventilation/infiltration and air movement.
Filbert Musau and Koen Steemers
The gradual shift from the traditional approach of outdoor processes of habitation in Ghana to the indoor, coupled with an ingress of solar radiation, liberates excess heat into buildings and makes occupants feel uncomfortable.
Samuel Amos-Abanyie , Fred O. Akuffo , Victor Quagrain
This paper presents the influence of air blown through an injection nozzle in a circular section induction box on the axial jet and air induction.
M.I. Khan
The fan is one of the major noise sources of an air conditioner.
Youjun Zhu, Hua Ouyang, Zhaohui Du
The ventilation of underground car parks is important to avoid health problems associated with the inhalation of combustion products released by car engines, in particular carbon monoxide CO (which is commonly used as the indicator of car park ind
João Carlos Viegas
Wind is an important factor that should be considered in the process of urban design.
Mansoureh Tahbaz
Wind catcher systems have been employed in buildings in the Middle East for many centuries and they are known by different names in different parts of the region.
Abbas Ali Elmualim
Recently, studies have shown that the classroom environment is very important for students' health and performance. Thus, the evaluation of indoor air quality (IAQ) in a classroom is necessary to ensure students' well-being.
Mohammed Alshitawi, Hazim Awbi and Norhayati Mahyuddin
According to the local climate in Auckland, New Zealand, a house does not normally need any active cooling controls such as air conditioning or ceiling fans during the summer. Temporary heating is mainly needed during the winter night.
Bin Su
The world urban population is expanding, resulting in taller buildings and increased building density.
Regan Potangaroa and Richard Aynsley
Co2nserve is a commercially sponsored project aimed at developing a cost effective modular building that is able to meet sustainability, energy and carbon efficiency needs, and is adaptable to meet a wide range of occupancy applications.
Ian Giuliani, Wayne Aston and Adrian Stewart
In a hot-humid climate, comfort ventilation involving air movement over the skin of the human body is a prime consideration for thermal comfort.
J Vijayalaxmi
This paper presents a study aimed at evaluating the effectiveness of natural ventilation strategies used in government dwellings in the Egyptian desert climatic design region.
T. Gado and M. Osman
Natural ventilation is a well known strategy to improve indoor air velocity and reduce indoor temperature. It is the main criterion to achieve thermal comfort in terraced housing in Malaysia.
Agung Murti Nugroho
The identification of effective factors in the historical formation of architecture can help develop architecture and its various aspects (Mofidi, 2005). These factors may be classified in the groups of cultural, historical and climatic.
Houtan Iravani, Iraj Etessam , Mohammad Masoud and S.M. Mofidi
It is only comparatively recently, since the development of mechanical ventilation and refrigeration, that it has become possible to completely control the air quality and thermal environment inside buildings, irrespective of outdoor conditions.
Martin W Liddament
The reduction of carbon dioxide emission due to energy consumption in the household sector is an urgent task, worldwide. As a measure to respond to the task, a new regulation has just been enforced since April 2009, in Japan.
Takao Sawachi, Shigeki Nishizawa , Hiromi Habara and Hisashi Miura
The prediction of indoor airflow is indispensable in evaluating the thermal sensation of occupants in a cross-ventilated space because enhanced heat loss due to the elevated convective heat transfer in the occupied zone is an essential part of imp
Takashi Kurabuchi, Masaaki Ohba and Toshihiro Nonaka
An experimental study of the phenomenon of buoyancy driven natural ventilation through single-sided horizontal openings was performed in a full-scale laboratory test rig.
Per Heiselberg and Zhigang Li
A working group for natural ventilation and cross-ventilation at the Architectural Institute of Japan (AIJ) was established in 2005 by researchers and designers with an interest in this topic.
Hisashi Kotani, Tomonobu Goto, Masaaki Ohba and Takashi Kurabuchi