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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Even though air leakage assessment is key towards a better energy performance of buildings, Spain has still not established limitations regarding airtightness.
Irene Poza-Casado
Purpose of the work
Martin Prignon, Arnaud Dawans, Geoffrey van Moeseke
Purpose of the workThis lecture addresses the problems that arise when wall and roof sections are broken down into prefabricated elements.Content of the contribution
Helmut Schuler
Purpose of the work
Hartwig M. Künzel, Philipp Kölsch, Daniel Zirkelbach
The book of proceedings of the 11th International BUILDAIR Symposium "Airtight Buildings, Thermography and Ventilations Systems in Practice",  held on May 24- 25  2019, in Hannover, Germany. Contains 25 abstracts.
International BUILDAIR Symposium
Establishing an airtight building envelope requires both materials for the surfaces and joining materials for the airtight sealing of joints between components and penetrations, as well as splices and overlappings.
Stefan Hückstädt, Michael Förster
The current French EP regulation called “RT 2012” imposes a maximum airtightness level2 of residential buildings envelope: 0.6 m3.h-1.m-2 for single-family houses and 1 m3.h-1.m-2 f
11th International BUILDAIR Symposium, 24- 25 May 2019, Hannover, Germany
The situation in Switzerland is as follows: Neither the Swiss Energy Act nor cantonal energy acts/energy regulations stipulate a legal measurement of airtightness.
Gregor Notter
For approx. a year ago, the following was submitted to the Certification Committee, and no response is still seen.
Lars Due
The requirements concerning airtightness of the building envelope were introduced into the national standard ČSN 73 0540-2 in 2002. Until now the proof of compliance has not been mandatory.
Jiří Novák
Purpose of the workIs a ventilation system mandatory in airtight buildings? To what extent can users still be responsible for ventilation in modern buildings?Method of approach
Oliver Solcher
Purpose of the workImprove the effectiveness and performance of ventilation systems. Are there hygienic concerns regarding a ventilation system?Method of approach
Theo Reuter
Purpose of the work
Andreas Kaschuba-Holtgrave, Angela Rohr, Stefanie Rolfsmeier, Oliver Solcher