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 2017, the Air Infiltration and Ventilation Centre (AIVC) identified smart ventilation for buildings as a new and important topic to be addressed.
François Durier, EU
The implementation of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive 2010/31/EU recast puts increasing pressure to achieve better building and ductwork airtightness.  
Marie-Clémence Briffaud, EU
The increasing weight of building leakages energy impact on the overall energy performance of low-energy buildings led to a better understanding of the actual airtightness performance of buildings.
Bassam Moujalled, Sylvain Berthault, Andrés Litvak, Valerie Leprince, Damien Louet, Gilles Frances, Julien Chèdru, EU
The test lecture rooms of KU Leuven Ghent Technology Campus are one the demonstration cases of IEA EBC Annex 62: Ventilative Cooling.
Hilde Breesch, Bart Merema, Alexis Versele, EU
Most of the degradation of works of art in historic buildings is caused by unfavourable indoor climate conditions.
Lien De Backer, Arnold Janssens, EU
Aeroseal technology utilizes air laden with fine aerosol particles (2-20 μm) to pressurize a duct system, resulting in deposition of those particles at the leaks within that duct system.
Jörg Mez, EU
Amid the contaminant issues, air pollution has awakened more interest due to its potential health risk and its direct effect on human productivity.
Maria Marrero, João Dias Carrilho, Manuel Gameiro da Silva, EU
In order to better address energy and indoor air quality issues, ventilation needs to become smarter.
Gaëlle Guyot, Max Sherman, Iain Walker, EU
Duct leakage airflow in existing ductwork can reach values of over 20% of the design air handling unit (AHU) airflow, undermining efficiency and effectiveness of HVAC systems.
Carlos Pires Eurico Lisboa, EU
The air leakage impact on energy performance in buildings has already been broadly studied in USA, Canada and most European countries. However, there is a lack of knowledge in Mediterranean countries regarding airtightness.
Irene Poza-Casado, Alberto Meiss, Miguel Ángel Padilla-Marcos, Jesús Feijó-Muñoz, EU
The French database of building airtightness has been fed by measurement performed by qualified testers since 2006.
Bassam Moujalled, Valerie Leprince, Adeline Bailly Mélois, EU
In this study, durability of building airtightness was assessed by means of repeated airtightness testing of the studied houses. This approach generally involves the following issues which complicate the comparison of the test results: 
Jiří Novák, EU
Ventilative cooling (VC) is an application (distribution in time and space) of air flow rates to reduce cooling loads in spaces using outside air driven by natural, mechanical or hybrid ventilation strategies.
Christoffer Plesner, Michal Pomianowski, EU
As a result of new inquiries in 20 countries the ventilation requirements will be presented for different rooms in dwellings, offices and schools.
Willem de Gids, Wouter Borsboom, EU
In France, the new Promevent protocol for ventilation system inspection in new dwellings has been published in 2017.
Adeline Bailly Mélois, Laure Mouradian, EU
Natural and Hybrid ventilation systems, by using exclusively or partially natural driving forces, help to reconcile building energy sobriety and good Indoor Air Quality (IAQ).
Gabriel Remion, Bassam Mouhalled, Mohamed El Mankibi, Romuald Jobert, Laurent Deleersnyder, EU
Indoor environment and indoor air quality (IAQ) are considered as subjects of major concern: as we build more and more energy efficient and airtight buildings, the conflicting issues of energy efficiency, adverse health effects and discomfort beco
Romuald Jobert, Andrés Litvak, Gaëlle Guyot, Laurent Deleersnyder, EU
Norwegian building regulations refer to the NS-EN 15251 and the NS-ISO 7730 to define indoor climate criteria in new buildings. For example, the standards prescribe a temperature band of 20-26°C for a normal office situation.
Niels Lassen, EU
This paper summarizes the most recent results of the French database of ductwork airtightness. This database was created in 2016. It is fed through measurements performed by qualified testers according to a national scheme regarding ductwork.
Bassam Moujalled, Valerie Leprince, Adeline Mélois, EU

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