CR 08: Occupant behaviour and attitudes with respect to ventilation of dwellings

This report has been produced in the framework of the EU RESHYVENT project (Cluster Project on Demand Controlled Hybrid Ventilation in Residential Buildings with Specific Emphasis on the Integration of Renewables).

CR 07: State-of-the-art of low-energy residential ventilation

This report has been produced in the framework of the EU RESHYVENT project (Cluster Project on Demand Controlled Hybrid Ventilation in Residential Buildings with Specific Emphasis on the Integration of Renewables).
It is a state-of-the-art report on low-energy ventilation

CR 06: Low-pressure-drop HVAC design for laboratories

Laboratory ventilation systems are designed to isolate and protect occupants from hazardous fumes and at the same time provide outside air at comfortable conditions. This often results in high air flow rates whereby the electrical fan energy use can be very high. For the building described in the paper, the fan energy use is 44% of the total electricity use in the building.
This guide is part of a series on best practices for laboratories and focuses on the use of low-pressure air distribution systems.

CR 05: Considerations concerning costs and benefits with application to ventilation

Decision makers that have to decide which type of HVAC system that has to be installed in a building, will usually base their decisions on the investment and running costs (including expected maintenance costs) and their perception of the quality of the system. In general, the energy savings will be compared to a reference (less efficient) system to calculate the benefit. However, the choice of the building equipment has also an impact on the Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ) and on the performance of the workers inside the building.

CR 04: Contrasting the capabilities of building energy performance simulation programs

For the past 50 years, a wide variety of building energy simulation programs have been developed, enhanced, and are in use throughout the building energy community. This report provides an up-to-date comparison of the features and capabilities of twenty major building energy simulation programs: BLAST, BSim, DeST, DOE-2.1E, ECOTECT, Ener-Win, Energy Express, Energy-10, EnergyPlus, eQUEST, ESP-r, IDA ICE, IES <VE>, HAP, HEED, PowerDomus, SUNREL, Tas, TRACE and TRNSYS.

CR 03: Ventilated Double Skin Façades: Classification & illustration of facade concepts

This document proposes a classification of the concepts of ventilated double facades, also referred to hereafter in this document as "VDF". The main classification adopted here (see Part 2) offers a coherent solution for unambiguously describing the various VDF concepts encountered in practice. In order to integrate oneself into the international context, various classifications used in the literature were considered before developing this proposal. A great deal of work was done in order to clarify the terminology associated with these facades.

CR 02: Flow-generated noise in ventilation systems

When an obstruction is present in a ventilation ductwork, the noise level may be considerably higher than the level measured without the obstruction. This excess noise is due to the interaction of the flow with the element and it is called flow-generated noise in the element. Numerous examples may be found in the literature where this mechanism occurs, such as flow noise generated in duct elbows, dampers, grilles, louvers, duct discontinuities. It reduces the attenuation performance of dissipative silencers and is responsible of the well-known aeolian tones of wires and rods. 

CR 01: Aerodynamic noise of fans

Fans are used in many industrial, building and household applications, especially for ventilation, and are often considered as particularly noisy components. A large amount of work has been carried out for improving knowledge on fan noise generation and finding noise reduction means. These researches mainly rely on works initially performed on rotating machinery used for instance in aeronautic applications, but significant differences exist between the noise mechanisms of high speed fans of aircraft engines and those of low speed domestic or industrial fans.

Contributed Reports

Contributed Reports are reports produced by third parties but considered of relevance for the AIVC target audience.