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1st Edition

Building Ventilation
The State of the Art

ISBN 9781138988019
Published November 24, 2015 by Routledge
336 Pages

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Book Description

Ensuring optimum ventilation performance is a vital part of building design. Prepared by recognized experts from Europe and the US, and published in association with the International Energy Agency's Air Infiltration and Ventilation Centre (AIVC), this authoritative work provides organized, classified and evaluated information on advances in the key areas of building ventilation, relevant to all building types. Complexities in airflow behaviour, climatic influences, occupancy patterns and pollutant emission characteristics make selecting the most appropriate ventilation strategy especially difficult. Recognizing such complexities, the editors bring together expertise on each key issue. From components to computer tools, this book offers detailed coverage on design, analysis and performance, and is an important and comprehensive publication in this field. Building Ventilation will be an invaluable reference for professionals in the building services industry, architects, researchers (including postgraduate students) studying building service engineering and HVAC, and anyone with a role in energy-efficient building design.

Table of Contents

Natural Ventilation in the Urban Environment * Analytical Methods and Computing Tools for Ventilation * Ductwork, Hygiene and Energy * Building Air Tightness: Research and Practice * Ventilation Performance Indicators and Targets *Heat Recovery * Hybrid Ventilation in Non-Residential Buildings * Ventilation for Comfort and Cooling: The State of the Art * The Effect of Ventilation on Health and Other Human Responses * Advanced Components for Ventilation * Ventilation Standards and Regulations *

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Mat Santamouris is Associate Professor at the University of Athens, Greece. Peter Wouters is manager of INIVE EEIG (International Network for Information on Ventilation and Energy Performance) and Operating Agent of the AIVC (Air Infiltration and Ventilation Centre).