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Ventilation is at the nexus of health, energy and climate. Adequate ventilation in buildings and cities is essential for human health, comfort and performance, and the approach to achieving this can have an enormous impact on building energy consumption, carbon emissions and climate change. The field of ventilation intersects with many closely related fields including indoor air quality, HVAC systems design and operation, public health, building materials and envelope systems, architectural design and urban planning, and environmental control in transportation vehicles, industrial and agricultural production facilities.

International Journal of Ventilation (IJV) is a peer reviewed journal dedicated to serving the international scientific community of ventilation. IJV publishes high quality original research works that have potentially long-lasting value and significant impact on the advancement of ventilation theory and/or practice. Both the fundamental theory and practice are emphasized here. Theory enables us to establish generalizable principles for broader applications. Practice validates theory and inspires new research and development.

We welcome submissions in, but not limited to, the following areas:

  • New concepts, theories and approaches concerned with the development or application of ventilation
  • Validated case studies demonstrating the performance of ventilation strategies, systems or devices
  • Modeling and developments in numerical methods
  • Measurement and monitoring techniques and procedures
  • Environmental and occupant sensors for ventilation system controls
  • Air infiltration and ventilation
  • Personal ventilation
  • Demand-based ventilation
  • Energy recovery ventilation
  • Air filtration or purification to supplement ventilation for pollution control
  • Intelligent IOT-based ventilation system controls
  • Building façade and enclosure-integrated ventilation
  • Ventilation of cities
  • Driving forces for ventilation – natural, mechanical or hybrid ventilations
  • Impacts of ventilation on air quality, health, comfort, productivity and creativity
  • Impacts of ventilation on energy consumptions and costs

IJV covers ventilation research and applications in a wide range of built environments including, but not limited to: commercial buildings, such as offices, hotels, shopping malls; residential buildings; schools; transportation environments, such as cars, buses, trains, submarines and spaceships; industrial buildings and facilities; agricultural buildings; IT facilities, such as data centers; underground spaces such as subway stations and mining tunnels; urban cities.

Special editions covering specific topics, collaborative research projects and conferences are also produced. Only papers of archival values that have original research contributions or novel applications will be accepted for publication.

Authors can choose to publish gold open access in this journal.

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Volume 22, Issue 4, 2023

Ventilation challenges in a changing world -- Selected papers from the 42nd AIVC Conference, 5-6 October 2022