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 introduces an experimental study of enclosure airtightness testing of an outdoor chamber using both the pulse technique and the blower door method.
Xiaofeng Zheng, Joe Mazzon, Ian Wallis, Christopher J Wood, 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
A ductwork system that has limited air leakage, within defined limits, will ensure that the design characteristics of the VAC system are sustained. It will also ensure that energy and operational costs are maintained at optimal levels. 
Marcus Lightfoot, 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
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 opening keynote will present an overview of the current status and future opportunities for smart buildings in Europe, in the context of the transition to more sustainable use of energy.
Philippe Moseley, 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
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
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
Energy performance of buildings has been continuously and systematically improved in Europe with next step of transition to nearly zero energy buildings (NZEB) in 2019-2021.
Jarek Kurnitski, EU
In order to provide patients with a high quality indoor environment and ensure a pleasant working place for medical care personnel, thermal environment and indoor air quality are regarded as two of the most important requirements. 
Peihuan Liu, Toshio Yamanaka, Ying Li, Mari Kuranaga, EU
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
Drøbak Montessori lower secondary school is Norway’s first plus-energy school and also the first school built after the Norwegian Powerhouse-concept, www.powerhouse.no.
Maria Myrup Tor Helge Dokka, Ivar Rognhaug Ørnes, Saqib Javed, 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
Overheating in buildings is an emerging challenge at the design stage and during operation.
Peter Holzer, Theofanis Psomas, Denmark

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