Airbase

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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In this paper a new methodology is presented to determine airtightness of buildings. The common method for airtightness testing is through fan pressurization with a blower door test. The new methodology also uses fan pressurization.
Timothy Lanooy, Wim Kornaat, Niek-Jan Bink, Wouter Borsboom, EU
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The implementation of decentralised ventilation units is growing, especially in the residential retrofit.
Sven Auerswald, Thibault Pflug, Peter Engelmann, Nicolas Carbonare, Constanze Bongs, Hans-Martin Henning, EU
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The difficulty in measuring IAQ indicators like VOCs and particles, lies in the multiplicity of the composition of these pollutants.
Laure Mouradian, EU
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Over the past few years there have been advances in sensing of some pollutants, primarily particles, that might lead to ventilation controls based on direct sensing of pollutants – particularly those relating to health.
Iain Walker, Woody Delp,Brett Singer, EU
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There has been an increase in diseases caused by airborne infections such as influenza A/H1N1 or SARS in the recent years. Airborne infection isolation rooms are commonly used to limit the spread of airborne infections.
Harsem Trond Thorgeir, Venås Bård, Vikan Anders Welde, Lind Merethe Cecilie, Kalliomäki Petri, Koskela Hannu, EU
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Exposures to elevated concentrations of fine particulate matter with diameter ≤2.5µm (PM2.5) are linked to multiple acute and chronic health effects, including increased risk of cardiovascular and respiratory disease.
Catherine O’Leary, Benjamin Jones, Ian Hall, EU
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Exposures to elevated concentrations of airborne fine particulate matter with diameter ≤ 2.5 µm (PM2.5) have been linked to multiple negative health effects.
Catherine O’Leary, Benjamin Jones, Ian Hall, EU
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Nowadays the improvement of building airtightness is an essential condition to achieve high energy performance of buildings. Therefore, there is a need to precisely describe and quantify buildings infiltrations. 
Lucille Labat, Sylvain Berthault, EU
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The research question of this report is “Is it possible to save energy by lowering the bedroom temperatures in winter”. In this paper first the literature on optimum sleeping temperatures is investigated.
Regina Bokel, Jiahui Cai, Priyadarshini Nanda, Tessa Rouwenhorst, EU
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The use of heat recovery ventilation systems is becoming more and more common. It is clear that these systems contribute to energy efficiency and good indoor air quality. Still there is room for improvement.
Bas Knoll, Wouter Borsboom, Piet Jacobs, EU
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Cooking can be a major source of exposure to particulate matter. Range hoods can be used to reduce odours, moisture and contaminants resulting from cooking.
Wouter Borsboom, Willem de Gids, Iain Walker, Piet Jacobs, EU
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The air renovation of a building should be controlled in order to ensure a proper level of indoor air quality while minimize heat losses. It is a crucial point for the future energy efficiency goals.
Paolo Taddeo, Joana Ortiz, Jaume Salom, Eva Lucas Segarra, Vicente Gutiérrez González, German Ramos Ruiz, Carlos Fernández Bandera, EU
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In the design of a commercial kitchen ventilation system, it is very important to maintain the capture efficiency of exhaust hoods and ensure smooth removal of heat, moisture, and odor.
Osamu Nagase, Yasushi Kondo, Hajime Yoshino, Miwako Fujita, Shunsuke Ogita, EU
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This paper presents results from a project on the assessment of the indoor air quality (IAQ) benefits that might accrue from the use of a balanced energy recovery ventilation system.
Boualem Ouazia, Daniel Aubin, Doyun Won, Wenping Yang, Stephanie So and Chantal Arsenault, EU
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Two European standards EN 16211:2015 and EN 12599:2012 describe measurement methods for air flow.  The methods can be used at supply or exhaust air terminal devices, ATDs, or in ducts. 
Carl Welinder, EU
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The work reported in this paper extends previous work on the feasibility to characterise air leakage and mechanical ventilation avoiding intrusiveness of traditional measurement techniques.
Antonio Javier Alonso Sergio Castaño, Manuel Pérez, María José Jiménez, EU
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The Presentations at the 39th AIVC Conference "Smart Ventilation for Buildings", held in Antibes Juan-Les-Pins, France, on 18-19 September 2018.
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Cooking is one of the most substantial sources of indoor air pollution in most residences.  This is mitigated most often by exhaust devices located near cooking surfaces.
Iain S. Walker, Gabriel Rojas, Jordan D. Clark, EU
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Diffuse ceiling ventilation is a novel air distribution concept, where the space above a suspended ceiling is used as a plenum and fresh air is supplied into the occupied zone through perforations in the suspended ceiling panels.
Chen Zhang, Rune Andersen, Georgios Christodoulou, Marius Kubilius, Per Kvols Heiselberg, EU
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This study deals with ventilation effects on measured and perceived indoor air quality (IAQ) in a demonstrator building where IAQ problems can occur.
Loubna Qabbal, Zohir Younsi, Hassane Naji, EU
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