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Indoor air quality and ventilation in the urban environment

P. Michel

Laboratoire des Sciences de l'Habitat, Ecole Nationale des Travaux Publics de l'Etat,

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Ventilation has a key role in providing an optimum indoor climate in buildings. Indoor air quality (IAQ) is directly determined by the performance of the ventilation system, while air movements inside the building may be of particular importance for thermal comfort, especially in summer conditions. Moreover, ventilation may strongly affect the energy efficiency of the building.

The specific characteristics of the urban environment, in terms of temperature, air quality or wind speed, ...

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