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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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
Cooking activities generate massive fine particulate matter (number concentration). Effective ventilation system can improve the indoor air quality impacts of pollutants from residential cooking.
Kyungmo Kang, Yun Gyu Lee, Taeyeon Kim, Kichul Kim , Hyungkeun Kim, EU
Product connectivity makes products and systems remotely controllable and possibly interoperable with other devices in the house. 
François-Yves Prévost, Xavier Boulanger, Christophe Barras, EU
Mechanical ventilation is vital in modern homes to insure adequate indoor air quality.
Danny Parker, Eric Martin, Karen Fenaughty, Delia D’Agostino, EU
This study is designed to investigate the particulate matter removal efficiency of domestic air cleaner products and seeks to compare the particulate matter removal efficiency in a laboratory with that in real life. 
KiChul Kim, YunGyu Lee, Kyung Mo Kang, EU
In the research project 3for2 Beyond Efficiency, low-exergy distributed cooling and ventilation systems for application in the tropics are designed and tested in a demonstrator building in Singapore.
Markus Gwerder, Bharath Seshadri, EU
Bio-based insulation materials represent an alternative to petro-based materials which may contribute to enhance buildings energy efficiency.
Ana Maria Tobon, Yves Andres, Nadine Locoge, EU
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
The Proceedings of the 39th AIVC Conference "Smart Ventilation for Buildings", held in Antibes Juan-Les-Pins, France, on 18-19 September 2018.
In this paper a new ventilated window with a PCM heat exchanger is proposed. In winter, the heat exchanger works as a solar collector to store heat for pre-heating of the ventilated air.
Yue Hu, Per Kvols Heiselberg, Rui Guo, EU
Use of Demand Controlled ventilation (DCV) can potentially save more than 50% of energy use for ventilation purposes compared to constant air volume (CAV) ventilation.
Kari Thunshelle, Thea Marie Danielsen, Sverre Holøs, Mads Mysen, EU
As policy makers strive to reduce the energy demands of houses by reducing infiltration rates, an unintended consequence could be a fall in the quality of indoor air with corresponding negative health effects at a population scale.
Constanza Molina, Benjamin Jones, Michael Kent, Ian P Hall, EU
The air tightness of eight apartment buildings containing six to eleven units each on three or four floors has been tested with and without guard-zone pressure, i.e. with and without consideration of internal leakages.
Angela Rohr, Andreas Kaschuba-Holtgrave, Stefanie Rolfsmeier, Oliver Solcher, EU
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
Buildings represent a major end use of energy throughout the world and are typically the dominant sector for electricity.
Max Sherman, Benjamin Jones, Iain Walker, EU
The difficulty in measuring IAQ indicators like VOCs and particles, lies in the multiplicity of the composition of these pollutants.
Laure Mouradian, EU
In a sealed building with tight facades, conditions for a good indoor air quality and comfortable conditions must be guaranteed all the time especially for employees.
Fabrice Richieri, Bassam Moujalled, Sandrine Charrier, Adeline Mollard, François Araque, EU
An accurate temperature gradient calculation is essential for displacement ventilation (DV) system design, since it directly relates to the calculation of supply air flow rate.
Natalia Lastovets, Risto Kosonen, Panu Mustakallio, EU
The real performances of ventilation systems on site remains a challenge in practice. One of the most common reasons for complaints by the building occupants is the acoustic discomfort.
Samuel Caillou, Arne Dijckmans, EU
This presentation will summarize the last forty-five years of indoor air quality (IAQ) studies, investigations and research from the first energy crisis in the USA in the 1970’s to the latest issues with regards to climate change and its effect on
Donald Weekes, EU