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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This paper presents the results of a series of 30 fan pressurization tests in reproducibility conditions performed within a period of 10 days in October 2017. The tested unit is a newly constructed unoccupied apartment in Brussels.
Martin Prignon, Arnaud Dawans, Geoffrey van Moeseke, EU
In order to better address energy and indoor air quality issues, ventilation needs to become smarter.
Gaëlle Guyot, Max Sherman, Iain Walker, EU
The air infiltration of a building, which fundamentally depends on its airtightness, can be a significant contributor to its heat loss.
Alan Vega Pasos, Xiaofeng Zheng, Vasileios Sougkakis, Mark Gillott, Johann Meulemans, Olivier Samin, Florent Alzetto, Luke Smith, Stephen Jackson, Christopher J Wood, EU
Airtightness is the most important property of building envelopes to understand the ventilation. Airtightness refers to the flow measurement through the building envelope as a function of pressure across the building envelope.
Loubna Qabbal, Lucille Labat, Hassane Naji, Zohir Younsi, Sabrina Talon, EU
Indoor air quality and comfort of occupants, in the context of international commitments, reduction of energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions is an important subject. The Paris Agreement of 2015 on Climate set ambitious targets to limit g
Emmanuel Acchiardi, 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
Demand controlled ventilation systems are representing a large majority of installations in France. They are commonly used for more than 35 years.
Fabrice Lamarre, Laure Mouradian, 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.
Michal Pomianowski, Rens Smal, Flourentzos Florentzou, Per Heiselberg, EU
Recent studies have shown that ventilative cooling reduces overheating, improves summer comfort and decreases cooling loads. Therefore, it is considered as one of the most efficient way to improve summer comfort.
Andres Litvak, Anne Marie Bernard, Nicolas Piot, Damien Labaume, 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
Using natural ventilation is effective to save energy, and it is essential for energy conservation and decreasing running cost [1].
Toshihiko Sajima, Eunsu Lim, Toshio Yamanaka, Iwao Hasegawa, Akihiro Matsumoto, 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
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
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
Most of the degradation of works of art in historic buildings is caused by unfavourable indoor climate conditions.
Lien De Backer, Arnold Janssens, EU
This summary report presents insights on recommendations into how ventilative cooling is integrated in EN standards, ISO standards, national standards, national legislation and national compliance tools.
Christoffer Plesner, Flourentzos Flourentzou, Guoqiang Zhang, Hilde Breesch, Per Heiselberg, Michal Pomianowski, Peter Holzer, Maria Kolokotroni, Annamaria Belleri, Denmark
This background report presents insights on recommendations into how ventilative cooling is integrated in EN standards, ISO standards, national standards, national legislation and national compliance tools.
Christoffer Plesner, Flourentzos Flourentzou, Guoqiang Zhang, Hilde Breesch, Per Heiselberg, Michal Pomianowski, Peter Holzer, Maria Kolokotroni, Annamaria Belleri
IEA-EBC Annex 68 “Indoor Air Quality Design and Control in Low Energy Residential Buildings” is an international collaborative project to provide new insight into methods and strategies for ensuring high indoor air quality in dwellings during both
John Grunewald, Jakub Kolarik, Veronika Nemcova, Dirk Weiss
Examples of well documented case studies that use ventilative cooling (VC) to reduce the energy demand for cooling or overheating risk in new and refurbished buildings are valuable to the energy in buildings community.
Paul O’Sullivan, Adam O’Donovan, Denmark

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