AIRBASE is the Bibliographic Database of the AIVC. It contains publications and abstracts of articles related to energy efficient ventilation. Where possible, sufficient detail is supplied in the bibliographic details for users to trace and order the material via their own libraries. Topics include: ventilation strategies, design and retrofit methods, calculation techniques, standards and regulations, measurement methods, indoor air quality and energy implications etc. Entries are based on articles and reports published in journals, internal publications and research reports, produced both by university departments and by building research institutions throughout the world. AIRBASE has grown and evolved over many years (1979 to present day, over 22000 references and 16000 documents available online). For most of the references, the full document is also available online.

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Many simplified models have been developed and are used around the world to estimate the infiltration rate for Energy Performance (EP) calculations, with different levels of accuracy, as described below.
Nolwenn Hurel, Valérie Leprince
Indoor air quality is a major area of concern in northern housing and could be influenced by ventilation.
Boualem Ouazia, Chantal Arsenault, Mark Vuotari, Gang Nong, Daniel Sanders
Cracks in building fabric lead to air infiltration due to wind and buoyancy driven forces. In the heating season, the cold air entering the building needs to be heated up to room temperature, thus leading to an energy demand.
Sébastien Pecceu, Paul Van den Bossche
Productivity of workers is greatly affected by their comfort in the workplace.
Ryan Grammenos, Konstantinos Karagiannis, Manuel Escalante Ruiz
In this study, a new programmable low-cost camera sensor equipped with a fisheye lens is used to detect the luminance and position of exterior glare sources using per-pixel analysis.
Michael Kim, Iason Konstantzos, Athanasios Tzempelikos
In many countries, the mixing ventilation system (hereinafter referred to as MV) is the most common and widely used system in office buildings for decades, even after the development of the displacement ventilation system (herei
Haruna Yamasawa, Tomohiro Kobayashi, Toshio Yamanaka, Narae Choi, Mako Matsuzaki
The design heat load of buildings is composed of maximal heat losses via ventilation, infiltration and transmission. Ventilation control possibilities can have an impact on these maximal simultaneous ventilation losses.
Ivan Pollet, Steven Delrue, Stijn Germonpré, Frederik Losfeld, Jelle Laverge
It is no longer sustainable to look at the performance of buildings in isolation of people that use them. This paper examines what is involved in assessing how a building performs for people.
Paul Ajiboye, Vyt Garnys, Glyn Cash
Comfortable heating of rooms with large areas of external glazing is one of the most challenging issues in cold climate zones. The rule of thumb, in this case is locating the heating unit under the window.
Olga Yakimchuk
Office buildings are significant contributors to energy consumption and greenhouse emissions, and it is obvious that office building occupants and their behavior play an essential role in building energy performance.
Zuzana Veverkova, Karel Kabele
High-quality data obtained from three-dimensional Particle Tracking Velocimetry (3D PTV) is pivotal for indoor environment engineering when designing ventilation strategies or monitoring airborne pollutants dispersion in inhabit
M. Nedaei, K. Kant, P. H. Biwole, E. Deckneuvel, Gilles Jacquemod, F. Pennec, F. Labesse-Jied
By using natural driving forces, hybrid ventilation systems reduce fan energy consumption in buildings.
Bassam Moujalled, Gabriel Remion, Romulad Jobert, Anissia Benzekhroufa, Claire-Sophie Coeudevez, Marc Dufresne, François Demouge, Corinne Mandin
In the United States, compartmentalization measurement of individual unit total leakage is the most common method of air leakage testing multifamily buildings.
David Bohac,, Collin Olson, Gary Nelson, Bob Davis
Today, more than 26 million European children are living in unhealthy homes putting them at higher risk of experiencing health problems.
Daniel Gehrt, Sune Tobias Grollov, Marco Hafner, Jens Christoffersen
It is evident from the existing research that poor thermal comfort can adversely affect the health and productivity of the occupants.
Ryan Sharston, Manan Singh
The purpose of this study is to compare capture efficiencies of cooker/range hood (CEs) under various conditions to verify that there can exist a difference between a CE by applying a pressure difference across the building enve
Hyusan Jang, Seongjun Park, Shinhye Lee, Hyunsoo Kim, Seungkil Son, Dong Hwa Kang, Donghyun Rim, Myoung Souk Yeo
Considering all aspects of indoor environmental comfort (thermal, visual, acoustical and air quality) and their interactions, questionnaires aiming at detecting assess people's perception of indoor environmental quality (IEQ), w
Federrica Morandi, Ilaria Pittana, Francesca Cappelletti, Andrea Gasparella, Athanasios Tzempelikos
Attached garages can pose a threat to a home’s indoor air quality because the garage air, which often contains some contaminants such as particulate matter, carbon monoxide, and volatile organic compounds, can migrate into livin
Yigang Sun, Paul W. Francisco, Zachary M. Merrin
Sensor errors have an important impact on the operation, control, and detection of building energy systems. Correct and reliable sensors can effectively reduce the energy consumption of building energy systems.
Peng Wang, Jiteng Li, Sungmin Yoon, Tianyi Zhao, Yuebin Yu
The overall objective of the IEA EBC Annex 68” Project, “Indoor Air Quality Design and Control in Low Energy Residential Buildings”, has been to develop the fundamental basis for optimal design and control strategies for good In
Carsten Rode, Marc Abadie, Pawel Wargocki, Menghao Qin, John Grunewald, Jianshun Zhang, Jakub Kolarik, Jelle Laverge, Fitsum Tariku