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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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
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
Worldwide concern has been focused on the airborne disease of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Xiaorui Deng, Guangcai Gong, Yanhong Fang
Ultraviolet germicidal irradiation (UVGI) inactivates viral aerosols in indoor environments. Upper room UVGI systems use wall or ceiling mounted fixtures to create a disinfection zone above the occupied zone.
Youngbo Won, Donghyun Rim, Richard Mistrick, William Bahnfleth
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
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
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
Powerhouse Telemark is a low carbon plus energy project in Porsgrunn, Norway. The building is currently in a commissioning phase, but with most of the building under normal operation.
Tor Helge Dokka, DrIng Niels Lassen, Thomas Johnsen, Helge Koppang
Cooling in high ambient temperature (HAT) countries is a major energy consumer. In Kuwait, 70% of the electricity generated is consumed on cooling residential and commercial buildings.
Walid Chakroun, Sorour Alotaibi, Kamel Ghali, Nesreen Ghaddar
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
Many recent studies have been reported that the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) can spread through an airborne transmission route.
Yunchen Bu, Ryozo Ooka, Hideki Kikumoto, Wonseok Oh
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
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
Heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems attempt to achieve a uniform indoor environment.
Rina Hirai, Shohei Miyata, Yasunori Akashi
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
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
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
Climate control of cabin aircraft is traditionally conditioned as a single unit by the environmental control system.
Mathieu Le Cam, Tejaswinee Darure, Mateusz Pawlucki
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