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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The overall objective of the IEA EBC Annex 68” Project, “Indoor Air Quality Design and Control in Low Energy Residential Buildings”, has been to develop the fundamental basis for optimal design and control strategies for good In
Carsten Rode, Marc Abadie, Pawel Wargocki, Menghao Qin, John Grunewald, Jianshun Zhang, Jakub Kolarik, Jelle Laverge, Fitsum Tariku
Office buildings are significant contributors to energy consumption and greenhouse emissions, and it is obvious that office building occupants and their behavior play an essential role in building energy performance.
Zuzana Veverkova, Karel Kabele
On average, a higher educational student spends 3-8 years inside an institutional building during their studies, where they tend to stay with large groups of students in confined environments for longer durations.
V. M. Jayasooriya , R. M. D. H Rajapaksha, A. W. M Ng, S. Muthukumaran
The fan pressurization method that is widely used to measure the airtightness of buildings is known to have quite large measurement error.
Christophe Y. M. Delmotte
Maintaining thermal comfort in buildings has become a big challenge in developing countries.
Salem A. Algarni
Recently, understanding thermal comfort management enabled the scientific community to broaden its research towards smart device set-ups, in order to further reduce energy consumption and thermal comfort satisfaction.
Leonidas Zouloumis, Giorgos Panaras
Various field studies have shown that in a vast majority of European countries the quality of installed residential ventilation systems is poor, with a large proportion of systems having significantly lower installed flow rates
Arnold Janssens, Yanaika Decorte, Francois Durier, Peter Wouters
The means for keeping the indoor relative humidity (RH) and pollutant concentration below a threshold level of interests are necessary and essential to improving building performance in terms of indoor air quality (IAQ), energy
Anh Dung Tran Le, Jianshun S Zhang, Zhenlei Liu, Driss Samri Thierry Langlet
New types of low-cost sensors have the potential to replace existing sensor networks in buildings, which have high cost and low flexibility in terms of monitoring local indoor environmental quality (IEQ) close to the occupants.
Michael Kim, Hejia Zhang, Athanasios Tzempelikos, Andrea Gasparella, Francesca Cappelletti
Improving actual operation performance of room air conditioners (RAC) shows great importance in the indoor environment and building energy conversation.
Zixu Yang, Baolong Wang, Wenxing Shi, Xianting Li
Most existing office buildings are equipped with indoor environmental quality (IEQ) sensors that are connected to the Building Management System (BMS) and provide feedback to the heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC).
Donya Sheikh Khan, Jakub Kolarik, Christian A. Hviid, Peter Weitzmann
In the current era, sensors in buildings have become an essential requirement for wide applications such as monitoring indoor air quality (IAQ), thermal and environmental conditions, controlling building heating, ventilation, an
Salam Al Samman, Mahroo Eftekhari, Daniel Coakley, Charalampos Angelopoulos, Vanda Dimitriou
Indoor air quality (IAQ) control in educative centres, where students spend most of their time, is essential.
Héctor Jimeno-Merino, Irene Poza-Casado, Raquel Gil-Valverde, Diego Tamayo-Alonso, Andrés Royuela-del-Val, Alberto Meiss, M. A. Padilla-Marcos, Jesús Feijó-Muñoz
Sleep is essential for multiple aspects of a person’s well-being and can be affected by a person’s physical and mental state in addition to the environment they sleep in.
Hagen Fritz, Kerry Kinney, David Schnyer, Zoltan Nagy
In future building regulations, building performance is going to be extended to global performance, including indoor air quality (IAQ).
Baptiste Poirier, Gaëlle Guyot, Monika Woloszyn
For an ideal building airtightness test, the pressure difference between inside and outside would be constant over time and uniform along the entire building envelope, so that each leakage is equally considered and that the test
Nolwenn Hurel, Valérie Leprince
Heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems attempt to achieve a uniform indoor environment.
Rina Hirai, Shohei Miyata, Yasunori Akashi
This paper describes the ongoing development of a new tracer gas test (TGT) for total air change rates measurement.
Sarah L. Paralovo, Marianne Stranger, Maarten Spruyt, Borislav Lazarov, Joris Lauwers, Rudi Swinnen, Jelle Laverge
How accurately can reduced-order dynamic building energy simulation models (with Dymola simulation software) simulate the indoor climate (i.e., indoor air temperature, relative humidity and CO2-concentration) in common inhabited
Matthias Van Hove, Elisa Van Kenhove, Marc Delghust, Josué Borrajo Bastero, Jelle Laverge
Climate control of cabin aircraft is traditionally conditioned as a single unit by the environmental control system.
Mathieu Le Cam, Tejaswinee Darure, Mateusz Pawlucki