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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Demand controlled ventilation (DCV) can improve the energy performance of all kinds of ventilation systems, in residential and non-residential buildings and is already part of the European Lot 6 and Ecodesign regulations and standards.
Simon Jones, Ivan Pollet, Frederik Losfeld, Michael Reeves, Pierre Lopez, Elsa Jardinier, Jelmer de Jong, United Kingdom
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
Where residential developments rely on opening windows to control overheating, there can be a compromise between allowing excessive noise ingress with windows open, or excessive temperatures with windows closed.
Nick Conlan, Jack Harvie-Clark, United Kingdom
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
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 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
Increasing use of air-conditioning in India is applying upward pressure on energy demand and may have implications on dependability.
Devna Vyas, Michael Apte, India
Nowadays, due to the higher energy performance of dwellings, ventilation plays an increasing role in maintaining a good indoor comfort.
Ivan Pollet, Anneleen Vens, Frederik Losfeld, Xavier Faure, Belgium
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
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
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
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
There are several methods for measuring air tightness that may result in different values and sometimes quite different uncertainties.
Iain Walker, EU
This study introduced a pre-assessment and control tool for indoor air quality (PACT-IAQ) which aimed at multiple pollutant concentrations simulations, pollutant loads estimations and decoration design scheme optimization.
Weihui Liang, Xudong Yang, Fengna Chen, Mengqiang Lv, Shen Yang
Guilherme Carrilho da Graça, Maria Kolokotroni, EU