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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Wind pressure and thermal forces are driving forces for pressure difference on the building envelope.
Oliver Solcher, Stefanie Rolfsmeier, Paul Simons, Germany
There are three common methods used to analyse Indoor Air Quality in buildings: in-site measurements, laboratory measurements, or the simulation of indoor spaces using a validated computational model.
Constanza Molina, Benjamin Jones, Michael Kent, Ian P Hall, United Kingdom
Wind pressure and thermal forces are driving forces for pressure difference on the building envelope.
Oliver Solcher, Stefanie Rolfsmeier, Paul Simons, EU
Today one out of six Europeans (84 million Europeans, or the equivalent of Germany’s population), report deficiencies regarding the building status. In some countries, that number is as high as one out of three.
Ashok John, Nicolas Galiotto, Peter Foldbjerg, Katrine Bjerre Milling Eriksen, Jens Christoffersen, Andreas Hermelink, Germany
Night ventilation is used extensively as a low energy strategy to cool buildings in climates where night temperatures are suitable.
Zoi Mylona, Maria Kolokotroni, Savvas Tassou, United Kingdom
This paper presents a ventilated solar collector with energy storage of fins containing Phase Change Material (PCM) in the air cavity and investigates its thermal performance.
Yue Hu, Per Kvols Heiselberg, Denmark
In 2008 the State of California adopted new building codes that required the use of mechanical ventilation systems in homes that meet the requirements of ASHRAE Standard 62.2.
Iain S. Walker, Yang-Seon Kim, Brett C. Singer, W. Rengie Chan, United States of America
With the goal of increasing building flexibility and reducing energy use, yet ensuring IAQ, the feasibility of natural ventilation in a building in Oslo is studied.
Michael Gruner, Maria Justo-Alonso, Tor Helge Dokka , Norway
RenovActive is a renovation project which took place in Brussels based on the concept of Climate Renovation that implies achieving an excellent indoor climate as well as a high energy performance.
Nicolas Galiotto, Peter Foldbjerg, Jens Christoffersen, Thorbjørn Færing Asmussen, Sabine Pauquay, Denmark
New buildings have to satisfy stricter standards regarding energy efficiency and consumption. This results in higher insulation levels and lower air leakages that reduce heating demands.
Maria Justo-Alonso, Solveig Blandkjenn, Hans Martin Mathisen, Norway
Indoor carbon dioxide (CO2) concentrations have been used in the fields of building ventilation and indoor air quality (IAQ) for decades.
Andrew Persily, Lilian de Jonge, United States of America
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
Most natural ventilation (NV) systems used in non-residential buildings are single sided (SS).
Guilherme Carrilho da Graça, Nuno Mateus, Rafael Rebelo, Portugal
Natural ventilation (NV) is an efficient way of cooling buildings, and its energy saving potentials however depend on many parameters including local hourly weather and climate conditions, types of ventilations, indoor cooling loads (or heat gains
Jun Cheng, Dahai Qi, Ali Katal, Liangzhu (Leon) Wang, Canada
The importance of reducing the ingress of outdoor pollution into the indoor environment is becoming increasingly important as concerns rise regarding the acute and chronic health effects of air pollution.
Vina Kukadia, Stuart Upton, Martin Liddament, United Kingdom
Mandatory building airtightness testing has come gradually into force in the UK, France, Ireland and Denmark.
Valérie Leprince, François Rémi Carrié, Maria Kapsalaki, France
Based on a series of workshops, a Circadian House is defined as a house that is designed to support a healthy life for its occupants through a human-centric design.
Peter Foldbjerg, Per Arnold Andersen, Nicolas Roy, Jens Christoffersen, Denmark
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*, EU
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
Excessive air leakage through the building envelope increases the infiltration heat loss and therefore lowers the energy efficiency.
Aleš Vlk, Jiří Novák, Czech Republic