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Using Metal Oxide Semiconductor (MOS) sensors to measure Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) for ventilation control

MOS VOC sensors gain increasing attention in the ventilation community because of their low price and claimed ability to supplement or even substitute CO2 sensors for demand control. Even though there are many “IEQ” meters available on the market, where these sensors are used, the amount of scientific studi`es focused on their reliability and applicability is still limited.

Ventilative cooling and summer comfort: Freevent project in France

25 April 2018 | "Ventilative cooling and summer comfort: Freevent project in France"

Ventilative cooling reduces overheating, improves summer comfort and decreases cooling loads. It is therefore one of the most efficient ways to improve summer comfort. Conditions on site, thermal inertia, solar control and other constraints have an impact on the choice of the system and its design. The overall performance is linked to good sizing, design, correct usage of thermal storage, and last but not least a correct control, commissioning and maintenance.

IAQ sensors for smart ventilation of buildings

6 March, 2018 | IAQ sensors for smart ventilation of buildings

AIVC defines smart ventilation as a process to continually adjust the ventilation system of a building in order to provide the desired Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) benefits while minimizing energy consumption, utility bills and other non-IAQ costs (thermal discomfort, noise, etc.). Smart ventilation responds to one or more of the following: building occupancy, outdoor conditions, electricity grid needs, operation of other building systems, direct sensing of contaminants.

Ductwork airtightness: Standardisation’s on- going work and an overview of status and trends in Sweden, Japan, Spain and Portugal

25 January 2018 | "Ductwork airtightness: Standardisation’s on- going work and an overview of status and trends in Sweden, Japan, Spain and Portugal"

Is ventilation the answer to indoor air quality control in buildings? Do we need performance-based approaches?

March 14-15, 2017 | "Is ventilation the answer to indoor air quality control in buildings? Do we need performance-based approaches?"

On The Quest For Indices Defining Indoor Air Quality. What Is A Reasonable Approach?

13 January, 2017 | On The Quest For Indices Defining Indoor Air Quality. What Is A Reasonable Approach?

Assessing ventilative cooling potential in Energy Performance regulations. Status and perspectives in Austria, Denmark, France

8 December, 2015 | Assessing ventilative cooling potential in Energy Performance regulations. Status and perspectives in Austria, Denmark, France

Building airtightness and initiatives to improve the quality of the works

12 January, 2016 | Building airtightness and initiatives to improve the quality of the works

Ventilative cooling potential and compliance in Energy Performance regulations — Status and perspectives in Belgium, Estonia, Greece

17 December 2015 | Ventilative cooling potential and compliance in Energy Performance regulations — Status and perspectives in Belgium, Estonia, Greece

Ventilative cooling—i.e., the use of natural or mechanical ventilation strategies to cool indoor spaces—can be very effective to reduce the cooling energy demand in buildings in summer or mid-season conditions. This webinar was part of a broader series focusing on ventilative cooling in energy performance, within the context of compliance with building regulations in several countries.

Airtightness testing part 3: Status and trends in competent tester schemes in Denmark, Ireland and Sweden

20 November 2014 |  Airtightness testing part 3: Status and trends in competent tester schemes in Denmark, Ireland and Sweden

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