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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One of the key objectives of the IEA Annex 68 research programme entitled “Indoor Air Quality Design and Control in Low Energy Residential Buildings” is to provide a generic guideline for the design and operation of ventilation in residential buil
Maria Bocanegra-Yanez, Gabriel Rojas, Daria Zukowska-Tejsen, Esfand Burman, Guangyu Cao, Mathieu Pierre Yves Hamon, Jakub Kolarik, United Kingdom
Balanced ventilation with heat recovery is an efficient way to maintain low heating demand for ventilation in residential buildings.
Bart Cremers, Tristan Bakker, Netherlands
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
Demand controlled ventilation (DCV) refers to a ventilation system with air flow rates that are controlled based on a measurement of an indoor air quality (IAQ) and/or thermal comfort parameter.
Bart Merema, Muhannad Delwati, Maarten Sourbron, Hilde Breesch, Belgium
Flow interaction between thermal plumes and vertical air distribution and the resulting airflow structures were investigated under increasing heat load conditions.
Sami Lestinen, Simo Kilpeläinen, Risto Kosonen, Juha Jokisalo, Hannu Koskela, Finland
The Royal Wanganui Opera House (RWOH), in Whanganui, New Zealand, was constructed in 1899, and now seats 830 people.
Julia Thompson, Michael Donn, George Baird, New Zealand
Natural ventilation has the potential to provide cooling and fresh air and cut 40% of the total energy consumption of European office buildings.
Marika Vellei, Lana Harding, Lun An, John J Orr, Ricardo Codinhoto, Sukumar Natarajan, United Kingdom
Excessive air leakage through the building envelope increases the infiltration heat loss and therefore lowers the energy efficiency.
Aleš Vlk, Jiří Novák, Czech Republic
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
This paper introduces a comparison study of measuring the airtightness of a house sized test chamber using the novel pulse technique and the standard blower door method in a controlled environment.
Xiaofeng Zheng, Edward Cooper, Joe Mazzon, Ian Wallis, Christopher J Wood, United Kingdom
With lower air leakage in modern homes, ventilation of homes has become more important than ever before. It seems however that we are getting it very wrong.
Barry Cope, United Kingdom
Residential ventilation standards, especially in Europe are slowly but substantially moving away from their usual prescriptive approach towards performance based specifications.
Rob C.A. van Holsteijn, Jelle Laverge, William L.K. Li, Netherlands
About 3 billion people worldwide, and more than 90% in developing countries, are at risk of developing respiratory and cardiovascular diseases and cancer, due to exposure to household air pollution attributable to the combustion of solid biomass f
Binaya KC, Ian P Hall, Benjamin Jones, Bim Prasad Shrestha, Bijendra Shrestha, Niroj Nepal, United Kingdom
Recirculation hoods equipped with carbon and plasma filters are becoming more and more popular.
Piet Jacobs, Wouter Borsboom, Netherlands
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
Ventilation systems play an important role in providing a good indoor air quality in dwellings. Mechanical exhaust ventilation systems implement natural vents to supply outdoor air to the dwelling. Natural driving forces, i.e.
Romy Van Gaever, Jelle Laverge, Samuel Caillou, Belgium
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
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 effectiveness of night ventilation strategy for residential buildings in the old town of Ghadames has been investigated in this study.
Jamal Alabid, Ahmad Taki , United Kingdom
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