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 extended summary is a part of a more extensive summary (technote to be published) that compiles a number of AIVC publications that deal with ventilation and health in relation to moisture in air, and the development over time.
Paula Wahlgren, Sweden
Duct routing often poses a great challenge when planning the installation of a mechanical ventilation system with heat recovery.
Gabriel Rojas, Rainer Pfluger
A demonstration house was previously built and commissioned in Iqaluit, Nunavut, Canada.
Justin Berquist, Carsen Banister, Dennis Krys, Canada
ByggaF is a methodology for including moisture safety in the construction process that was developed and presented in 2007.
Kristina Mjörnell, Thorbjörn Gustavsson, Sweden
The purpose of this summary is to review Air Infiltration and Ventilation Centre activities, as reflected in its publications, related to indoor carbon dioxide over the 40 years that have transpired since its creation.
Andrew Persily, United States of America
The modelling of air flows to investigate indoor air quality and energy issues has been a topic at the AIVC for all of its 40 years.
Iain Walker, United States of America
Indoor pollutants and particles pose a threat to human health as people spend 90% of their time in indoor spaces.
Walid Chakroun, Sorour Alotaibi, Kamel Ghali, Nesreen Ghaddar
Japan is characterized by high humidity in summer and low humidity in winter. Therefore, summer is in a climatic condition where mold is easy to grow, and in fact, mold damage is occurring.
Hiroshi Yoshino, Kenichi Hasegawa, Japan
Heating energy in buildings represents a significant proportion of the total global energy consumption. Uncontrolled airflow through the building envelope contributes significantly to its energy losses.  
Benedikt Kölsch, Björn Schiricke, Jacob Estevam Schmiedt, Bernhard Hoffschmidt, Germany
The Arctic environment is challenging for housing ventilation and heating systems. Energy consumption and demand for space heating for northern remote community residential buildings are very high.
Boualem Ouazia, Chantal Arsenault, Yunyi Li, Michael Brown, Gerald Kolsteren, Christopher Chisholm, Canada
HVAC systems in newly built or extensively renovated dwellings were all developed with the aim for energy saving with equal or better comfort.
Klaas De Jonge, Jelle Laverge, Belgium
Due to the increasingly stringent energy efficiency requirements, timber frame houses are becoming more and more popular across Europe.
Michiel Vanpachtenbeke, Liselotte De Ligne, Jan Van den Bulcke, Jelle Langmans, Joris Van Acker, Staf Roels, Belgium
The present paper aims at illustrating the practical use of the Annex68 IAQ Dashboard. To this end, numerical simulations have been performed to provide useable data about the Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) of a low-energy detached house.
Marc Abadie, France
A smart ventilation system is generally equipped with a range of sensors. The data – or data derived from it - collected by these sensors can be used by both building owners, occupants and managers.
Loes Lokere, Arnold Janssens, Steven Vandekerckhove, Ivan Pollet, Marc Delghust, Klaas De Jonge, Jelle Laverge, Belgium
The ventilation system removes pollutants effectively, and the resultant vertical temperature difference in the room greatly affects the indoor air distribution.
Xiaorui Deng, Guangcai Gong, China
Building airtightness is a critical aspect for energy-efficient buildings as energy performance of a building can be reduced significantly by poor airtightness.
Yun-Sheng Hsu, Xiaofeng Zheng, Edward Cooper, Mark Gillott, Shin-Ku Lee, Christopher J Wood, United Kingdom
Mandatory building airtightness testing has come gradually into force in European countries, mostly because of the increasing impact of building leakage on the overall energy performance of low-energy buildings.
Valérie Leprince, Christophe Delmotte, Isabelle Caré, France
This presentation will cover the key lessons learned from post-occupancy evaluation of the ventilation strategies in several new-build dwellings in the UK.
Esfand Burman, United Kingdom
Requirements for measuring the building airtightness have been proposed and included by many countries for national regulations or energy-efficient programs to address the negative effect of poor airtightness on building energy performance, durabi
Yun-Sheng Hsu, Xiaofeng Zheng, Dimitrios Kraniotis, Mark Gillott, Shin-Ku Lee, Christopher J Wood, United Kingdom
People spend 70% -90% of their time indoors. Indoor air quality and human body’s health have a close relationship. With the advance of society, user comfort requirements for thermal environment are rising.
Fangyuan Zhang, Yuji Ryu, Japan

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