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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Ventilative cooling through window airing presents a promising potential for low energy houses in order to avoid overheating risks and to reduce energy consumption of air conditioners.
Christoffer Plesner, Nicolas Dupin, Denmark
This paper proposes a dedicated outdoor air system (DOAS) with thermoelectric module radiant cooling panels (TEM-RCP). The DOAS involves the concept of a decoupled system with a parallel sensible cooling unit.
Hansol Lim, Janghoon Shin, Shiying Li, Hye-Jin Cho, Jae-Weon Jeong, Republic of Korea
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
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
Recent studies examined a liquid desiccant indirect and direct evaporative cooling assisted 100% outdoor air system (LD-IDECOAS) as an energy conserving alternative to conventional air conditioning systems.
Hye-Jin Cho, Jang-Hoon Shin, Joon-Young Park, Won-Jun Kim, Jae-Weon Jeong, Republic of Korea
Heatwaves are often responsible for many deaths due to high temperature indoors. Energy savings is a key element in building design and refurbishment works to reduce the impact of climate change.
Jean-Marie Alessandrini, Jacques Ribéron, France
An airtight building envelope ensures not only the energy-efficiency of a building, but also a damage free construction. Important to achieve optimal airtightness are the planning, implementation and materials.
Søren Peper, Oliver Kah, Wolfgang Feist, Germany
Most natural ventilation (NV) systems used in non-residential buildings are single sided (SS).
Guilherme Carrilho da Graça, Nuno Mateus, Rafael Rebelo, Portugal
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
The main focus of this research is to estimate the ability of a liquid desiccant (LD) system operation to remove microorganism particles.
Joon-Young Park, Eun-Ji Choi, Seong-Yong Cheon, Hye-Won Dong, Jae-Weon Jeong, Republic of Korea
Heat and mass flow between cold and warm environments due to the pressure difference between both sides. This exchange causes a loss of energy and human comfort in the buildings.
Narsing K. Jha, Daria Frank, L. Darracq, Paul F. Linden, United Kingdom
It is estimated that HVAC systems represent the highest energy consumption (approximately half of the total energy consumed) and one of the highest cost, especially in non-residential buildings.
Elena Barbadilla-Martín, José Guadix Martín, José Manuel Salmerón Lissén, Pablo Aparicio-Ruiz, Spain
In recent years, concerns about global warming and greenhouse gas emissions have motivated designers to reduce building energy consumption through the implementation of passive solutions without compromising users’ thermal comfort.
Marta Avantaggiato, Nuno Mateus, Annamaria Belleri, Wilmer Pasut ,Guillherme Carrilho da Graça, Italy
The industry is now focusing in system solutions and the goal is to be able to deliver complete reliable, energy efficient solutions that is understandable and easy to maintain by the normal service personal.
Lars-Åke Mattsson, Kirk Bracey, Sweden
According to the 2016 Household Projections report, England’s housing stock could reach 28 million households by 2039 with approximately one fifth being new constructions.
Giorgos Petrou, Anna Mavrogianni, Anastasia Mylona, Rokia Raslan, Gurdane Virk, Michael Davies, United Kingdom
The current type of construction preferred for new high energy efficient buildings in Germany, featuring highly insulated building components and an almost completely airtight building shell, raises several new challenges with regard to design, co
Johannes Schrade, Hans Erhorn, Germany
This paper aims to present the elaboration of a device able to modify the airtightness of a test House. This project has been conducted with three Master student groups in the framework of their research projects from 2015 to 2017.
Maxime Paquet, Marcelli Martin, Aline Bachelet, Ekaterina Obukhova, Emma Calamote, Florian Lae, Jérôme Nicolle, Marc Abadie, France
Experiments are presented on turbulent buoyant free-line and wall plumes, whereby the buoyancy source is emitted from a horizontal line source, in one case free of the presence of a wall and in the other placed immediately adjacent to a wall.
David Parker, Henry Burridge, Jamie Partridge, Paul Linden, United Kingdom
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
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