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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Nearly all retail locations use mechanical cooling systems to ensure indoor comfort temperatures and mechanical ventilation to ensure adequate air exchange, primarily for hygienic reasons.
Annamaria Belleri, Matthias Haase, Sotirios Papantoniou, Roberto Lollini, Italy
In France, the current regulation on the energy performance of buildings (RT 2012) does not require ductwork airtightness measurement when the default-value is used in the regulatory EP-calculation.
Adeline Bailly Mélois, Bassam Moujalled, France
Indoor air quality and thermal comfort was measured in 14 three-bedroom, semi-detached, cavity wall naturally-ventilated homes during the winter following an energy efficient retrofit.
Áine Broderick, Miriam Byrne, James McGrath, Marie Coggins, Ireland
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
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
Experimental investigation of ceiling circular grille air jets was conducted in a full-scale entirely controlled test room (6.2 x 3.1 x 2.5 m).
Chi-Kien Nguyen, Damien David, Frédéric Kuznik, Gilles Rusaouën, France
This paper describes the findings and recommendations of a meta-study examining the actual in-use performance of whole-house mechanical ventilation heat recovery systems (MVHR) installed in 54 low energy dwellings in the UK, as part of a national
Rajat Gupta, Matt Gregg, Tim Sharpe, Grainne McGill, Ian Mawditt, United Kingdom
A “heat recovery hybrid ventilation system” is the combination of passive stack ventilation and mechanical push-pull ventilation. Two heat storage boxes are connected to the natural EA stack and the underfloor natural OA duct.
Akira Fukushima, Sayaka Murata, Masahiro Uozumi, Japan
Shopping centres are complex buildings with specific needs. The use that different areas are put to affects energy consumption, whereas the different functional patterns and stakeholder groups influence energy use.
Matthias Haase, Norway
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 Proceedings of the 38th AIVC Conference "Ventilating healthy low-energy buildings", held in Nottingham, UK, 13-14 September 2017.
Displacement ventilation (DV) is an alternative to conventional mixing ventilation in various types of rooms.
Tor Helge Dokka, Niels Lassen, Maria Myrup, Norway
We present preliminary results from an examination of the capture and venting of a buoyant plume by a chimney.
Henry C. Burridge, Gagan Sehmbi, Daniel Fiuza Dosil, Graham O. Hughes, United Kingdom
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
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
Last years, interest in airtightness increases among all construction fields and airtightness becomes a major issue in the reduction of energy consumption in buildings.
Martin Prignon, Felipe Ossio, Manon Brancart, Arnaud Dawans, Geoffrey van Moeseke, Belgium
In the context of the PREVENT project, preparing a possible revision of the Belgian residential ventilation standard, the way of expressing ventilation requirements, among others in terms of ventilation flow rates, needs to be investigated.
Samuel Caillou, Romy Van Gaever, Jelle Laverge, Belgium
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
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
This study presents a comparison of three ventilation systems; automated Natural Ventilation (NV), balanced Mechanical Ventilation (MV) with heat recovery and Hybrid Ventilation (HV) with heat recovery for a new build office building.
Simone Steiger, Jannick Karsten Roth, Germany