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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Gives survey of humidity in Canadian homes indicating that humidity depends primarily on outside conditions but is influenced by the ventilation habits of the occupants and moisture storage by hygroscopic material.
Kent A.D. Handegord G.O. Robson D.R.
Using nitrous oxide as a tracer, the author made 390 measurements of ventilation rates in seven closed rooms of six houses, in Melbourne, Australia.
Howard J.S.
Discusses theoretical pattern of pressure differences inside a tall building and describes measurement of pressure made on anine-storey building in Ottawa.
Tamura G.T. Wilson A.G.
Reviews use of tracer compounds to demonstrate the transfer of pollutants from one local area or city to another.
Saltzman B.E. Coleman A.I. Clemons C.A.
Reports the study of joints for a special type of multi-layer wall which has a windproofing layer of asbestos cement cellulose fibre with timber studding. Describes the construction of these walls.
Nylund P-O.
Describes a computer program used to calculate the air exchange in multi- storey buildings. An air network is drawn up for the building and arbitrary initial pressures are assigned.
Svetlov K.S.
Discusses the physical nature of atmospheric boundary layer flows. Concludes that the primary aims in the simulation of these flows in a wind tunnel should b to model the relevant scales and intensities of turbulence.
Armitt J.
Theoretical relationships have been developed to describe the heat transfer by combined fluid conduction-convection through air-permeable insulation with vertical air spaces adjacent to both surfaces.
Wolf, S.
Measurements reported in this paper demonstrate the increase in heat transfer due to convective air flow that can occur in wood-frame walls containing air-permeable mineral wool insulation with air spaces in contact with both sides.
Wolf, S., Solvason, K. R., Wilson, A. G.
Describes apparatus and experimental techniques for full and model scale measurements on test buildings. Discusses "blocking effect" of a large model in a small tunnel.
Jensen M. Franck N.
A number of cases of water and frost damage in masonry and non loadbearing walls have been examined. This damage could not have resulted from vapour diffusion or rain penetration and is primarily caused by condensation due to exfiltration of air.
Wilson A.G. Garden G.K.
Points worthy of consideration regarding air leakage, i.e. the causes, identification, problems and remedies are briefly discussed generally without technical details and some illustrations are given of problems.
Garden G.K.
Reviews sources of window air leakage information in the current ASHRAE guide and data book, and standards for air leakage values recommended by industry. Gives results of air leakage tests made on thirty-nine residential windows.
Sasaki J.R. Wilson A.G.
Examines the conditions that develop inside an enclosure subjected to wind pressures, by analogy with a rectangular box held motionless in a stream of water.
Kurek E.J.
Describes standard tests for air leakage, water-tightness and mechanical tests to be carried out on windows. Describes apparatus and test method.
Centre Scientifique et Technique du Batiment.
Reports results of measurements of the environmental radiation inside Norwegian houses.
Storruste A. et al.
Reports study of 800 paired samples of indoor and outdoor smoke and SO2 concentrations of 60 Rotterdam homes.
Bierstecker K. De Graaf H. Nass Ch.A.G.