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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  This report summarises the outcome of the work of the initial working phase of IEA ECB Annex 62 Ventilative Cooling and is based on the findings in the participating countries.
Per Heiselberg, Maria Kolokotroni
Building airtightness tests have become very common in several countries, either to comply with minimum requirements of regulations or programmes, or to justify input values in calculation methods.
This report summarises the outcome of the work of the initial working phase of IEA ECB Annex 62 Ventilative Cooling and is based on the findings in the participating countries.
Per Heiselberg, Maria Kolokotroni
Ductwork airtightness is an input parameter in the French energy performance calculation method for new buildings (RT 2012) which influences the energy performance rating.
Sandrine Charrier, Adeline Bailly Mélois, François Rémi Carrié, France
Since many years, several monitoring studies have shown that the quality and compliance of installed ventilation systems can be low.
Samuel Caillou, Paul Van den Bossche, Belgium
Systems providing space heating, ventilation, space cooling and/or domestic hot water (HVAC) to residential or commercial buildings are playing a major role in the building energy performance.
Michèle Mondot, Sandrine Marinhas, EU
This guide, released by the Building Research Association of New Zealand (BRANZ), is a literature review of recent research on indoor air quality that is relevant to New Zealand’s indoor environments (residential houses, schools, preschools and ag
Phoebe Taptiklis, Robyn Phipps
There have been many new sensors introduced on the market claiming that they can perform accurate measurements of Indoor Air Quality. Many of them are low-cost sensors that can be applied at the mass scale.
Since 2006, the Effinergie certification has been a major market driver in France for energy efficiency initiatives in all building types, new and renovated.
François Rémi Carrié, Yann Dervyn, France
Because of the relative complexity of the French method for calculating the energy performance of new buildings, the selection of input data for heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems can be a challenge without any guidance.
Dominique Hantz, François Durier, Valérie Laplagne, France
The window/door opening behavior of occupants is a very important factor in determining the airflows and ventilation conditions in buildings, on which indoor pollutant concentration and transport are highly dependent.
Weihui Liang, Menghao Qin
Children spend the majority of their weekdays in classrooms that often have low indoor air quality and limited financial resources for the initial and running costs of mechanical ventilation systems.
Nuno M. Mateus, Gonçalo Nunes Simões, Cristiano Lúcio, Guilherme Carrilho da Graça
Building air leakage rate is taken into account in energy calculations, but mainly with default tabulated values. With tabulated values, there is an option to use measured values instead of more conservative tabulated values.
Kalle Kuusk, EU
This paper presents a study of the impact of horizontal aperture separation in single-sided ventilation flows with two apertures (SS2). The study is based on wind tunnel measurements and dimensional analysis.
N.C.Daish, G.Carrilho da Graça, P.F.Linden, D.Banks
This special issue on Breakthrough of natural and hybrid ventilative cooling technologies: models and simulations, together with the connected issue Breakthrough of natural and hybrid ventilative cooling technologies: strategies, applications and
Giacomo Chiesa, Mario Grosso
Throughout history, natural ventilation has remained the preferred choice for the majority of residential buildings, while, in commercial buildings, natural ventilation went from being the single option to somewhat of a lost art as mechanical vent
Guilherme Carrilho da Graça, Paul Linden
This paper presents the general concept of the NAC (Natural Air Conditioning)-wall system and some experimental results on a first prototype.
Marco Simonetti, Giacomo Chiesa, Mario Grosso, Gian Vincenzo Fracastoro