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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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 European countries mostly because of the increasing weight of building leakage energy impact on the overall energy performance of low-energy buildings.
Valerie Leprince, Bassam Moujalled, Andrés Litvak, France
As UK homes are insulated and draught proofed in an attempt to reduce wintertime heating demand they become more airtight. Any reduction in infiltration could have a detrimental effect on indoor air quality.
Ben Roberts, David Allinson, Kevin Lomas, Stephen Porritt, United Kingdom
Mechanical ventilation has become a mandatory requirement in multiple European standards addressing indoor air quality (IAQ) and ventilation in residential dwellings (single family houses and low-rise apartment buildings).
Amar Aganovic, Mathieu Hamon , Jakub Kolarik, Guangyu Cao, Norway
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 Royal Wanganui Opera House (RWOH), in Whanganui, New Zealand, was constructed in 1899, and now seats 830 people.
Julia Thompson, Michael Donn, George Baird, New Zealand
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 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
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
The Spanish Technical Building Code establishes the criteria for indoor air quality fixing minimum and constant ventilation rates per local.
Sonia Garcia Ortega, Pilar Linares Alemparte, Spain
Recirculation hoods equipped with carbon and plasma filters are becoming more and more popular.
Piet Jacobs, Wouter Borsboom, Netherlands
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
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
The data from published studies were used to build relationships between learning outcomes and air quality in classrooms.
Pawel Wargocki, José Alí Porras-Salazar, William P. Bahnfleth, Denmark
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
Balanced ventilation with heat recovery is an efficient way to maintain low heating demand for ventilation in residential buildings.
Bart Cremers, Tristan Bakker, Netherlands
The lack of indicators assessing ventilative cooling effectiveness in a way to compare it with active cooling technics, makes its acceptance more difficult.
Flourentzos Flourentzou, Jerome Bonvin, Switzerland
Exposures to airborne fine particulate matter with a diameter of <2.5μm (PM2.5) are linked to multiple negative health effects, including cardiovascular and respiratory disease.
Catherine O’Leary, Benjamin Jones, United Kingdom
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
Thermal comfort is an important aspect of the building design and indoor climate control as modern man spends most of the day indoors.
Ali Youssef, Pieter Truyen, Peter Bröde, Dusan Fiala, Jean-Marie Aerts, Belgium