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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Because of the need of energy conservation and Business Continuity Planning (BCP), natural ventilation system, which basically does not use non-renewable energy, is attracting academic/practical attention.
Haruna Yamasawa, Toshio Tamanaka, Yoshihisa Momoi, Shogo Ito, Kitaro Mizuide, Takuro Fujii, EU
Over the course of the four-year research project of the IEA EBC Annex 62, Ventilative Cooling (VC) has been proven a robust and highly energy efficient solution to support summer comfort in both residential and commercial buildings.
Peter Holzer, Philipp Stern, 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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
In France, the new Promevent protocol for ventilation system inspection in new dwellings has been published in 2017.
Adeline Bailly Mélois, Laure Mouradian, 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
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
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
The “VIA-Qualité” project (2013-2016) aims at developing quality management (QM) approaches (ISO 9001) on ventilation and indoor air quality (IAQ), for low-energy, single-family buildings.
Sandrine Charrier, Gaëlle Guyot, Romuald Jobert, François-Rémi Carrié, Claire-Sophie Coeudevez, EU
International there are many different requirements and regulations for ventilation.  Sometimes the variation is more than a factor of five.
Wouter Borsboom, Willem de Gids, EU

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