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 design guide is based on the work of IEA-EBC Annex 62 “Ventilative Cooling” and the research findings of the participating countries.
Adam O’Donnavan, Annamaria Belleri, Flourentzos Flourentzou, Gou-Qiang Zhang, Guilherme Carrilho da Graca, Hilde Breesch, Maria Justo-Alonso, Maria Kolokotroni, Michal Pomianowski, Paul O’Sullivan, Per Heiselberg,Peter Holzer, Theofanis Psomas, Denmark
In March 2017, AIVC identified smart ventilation for buildings as a new and important topic to be addressed.
François Durier, Rémi Carrié, Max Sherman, EU
This paper discusses two particular points of the buildings airtightness measurement method (ISO 9972) in relation with the calculation of the combined standard uncertainty: (1) the zero-flow pressure difference and (2) the weighted line of organi
Christophe Delmotte, Belgium
This paper analyses the contribution of a steady wind to the uncertainties in building pressurisation tests, using the approach developed in another paper (Carrié and Leprince, 2016).
Valérie Leprince, François Rémi Carrié, France
Based on 3 short time performance measurements, 4 visits together with user-interviews, 3 involvements in Ventilative Cooling (VC)-building-design, 2 long-term case studies and 11 expert interviews the paper presents a list of key performance-indi
Holzer Peter, Moherndl Philipp, Psomas Theofanis, Austria
The airtightness of buildings is important for several reasons, such as being a prerequisite for low-energy buildings and for a healthy indoor air quality (without i.e. mould or radon).
Fredrik Domhagen, Paula Wahlgren, Sweden
The Spanish Technical Building Code establishes the criteria for indoor air quality fixing minimum and constant ventilation rates per local.
Sonia Garcia Ortega, Pilar Linares Alemparte, Spain
As UK homes are insulated and draught proofed in an attempt to reduce wintertime heating demand they become more airtight. Any reduction in infiltration could have a detrimental effect on indoor air quality.
Ben Roberts, David Allinson, Kevin Lomas, Stephen Porritt, United Kingdom
Energy renovations seek to improve the airtightness of dwellings and thus require ventilation and heat recovery to maintain or improve energy-efficiency, indoor climate, and durability.
Kevin Michael Smith, Anders Lund Jansen, Svend Svendsen, Denmark
Balanced ventilation with heat recovery is an efficient way to maintain low heating demand for ventilation in residential buildings.
Bart Cremers, Tristan Bakker, Netherlands
We introduce a new method for defining ventilative cooling potential (VCP) for office buildings that depends not only on the climatic conditions but also on building thermal characteristics.
Haolia Rahman, Hwataik Han, Republic of Korea
Recirculation hoods equipped with carbon and plasma filters are becoming more and more popular.
Piet Jacobs, Wouter Borsboom, Netherlands
In the Framework of the IEA EBC Annex68 Subtask 1 working subject, we aimed at defining an indoor air quality index for residential buildings based on long- and short-term exposure limit values.
Louis Cony Renaud-Salis, Olivier Ramalho, Marc Abadie, France
The polyurethane foam industry is projected to reach a worldwide value of up to $74bn by 2022 and with airtightness of new and retrofitted properties continually increasing, an important question arises: what is the impact of these materials on th
Dzhordzhio Naldzhiev, Dejan Mumovic,Matija Strlič, United Kingdom
In Korea, a large amount of fine dust and carbonyl compounds is generated during cooking in the kitchen.
KyungMo Kang, Yun Gyu Lee, Chul woong Shin, Republic of Korea
When considering the performance of HRV systems, the discussion is generally focusing on the reported effectiveness of the air-to-air heat exchanger.
Willem Faes, Hugo Monteyne, Michel Depaepe, Jelle Laverge, Belgium
Overheating is an unwanted consequence of modern building designs and internal gains that will be aggravated by the effects of climate change on local climates within urban and suburban areas.
Paul D O’Sullivan, Adam O’Donovan, Guoqiang Zhang, Guilherme Carrilho da Graca, Ireland
With the combination of two fans and a heat exchanger in one single component there is the possibility to design a compact and highly efficient ventilation system especially for use in building modernization.
Christoph Speer, Rainer Pfluger, Austria
Combining heat recovery with natural ventilation is a relatively new topic of significant academic and commercial interest.
Paraskevi Vivian Dorizas, Tom Lipinski, Dimitrios Makris-Makridis, Samuel Stamp, Dejan Mumovic, United Kingdom
Over the last decade, TVOC sensors have been touted as an interesting alternative to CO2 and RH sensors in DCV systems. Nevertheless, there is little evidence on the nature and the profile of TVOC concentrations in modern dwellings.
Robin De Sutter, Ivan Pollet, Anneleen Vens, Frederik Losfeld, Jelle Laverge, Belgium