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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Heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems attempt to achieve a uniform indoor environment.
Rina Hirai, Shohei Miyata, Yasunori Akashi
For an ideal building airtightness test, the pressure difference between inside and outside would be constant over time and uniform along the entire building envelope, so that each leakage is equally considered and that the test
Nolwenn Hurel, Valérie Leprince
Ultraviolet germicidal irradiation (UVGI) inactivates viral aerosols in indoor environments. Upper room UVGI systems use wall or ceiling mounted fixtures to create a disinfection zone above the occupied zone.
Youngbo Won, Donghyun Rim, Richard Mistrick, William Bahnfleth
In future building regulations, building performance is going to be extended to global performance, including indoor air quality (IAQ).
Baptiste Poirier, Gaëlle Guyot, Monika Woloszyn
The means for keeping the indoor relative humidity (RH) and pollutant concentration below a threshold level of interests are necessary and essential to improving building performance in terms of indoor air quality (IAQ), energy
Anh Dung Tran Le, Jianshun S Zhang, Zhenlei Liu, Driss Samri Thierry Langlet
New types of low-cost sensors have the potential to replace existing sensor networks in buildings, which have high cost and low flexibility in terms of monitoring local indoor environmental quality (IEQ) close to the occupants.
Michael Kim, Hejia Zhang, Athanasios Tzempelikos, Andrea Gasparella, Francesca Cappelletti
This paper describes the ongoing development of a new tracer gas test (TGT) for total air change rates measurement.
Sarah L. Paralovo, Marianne Stranger, Maarten Spruyt, Borislav Lazarov, Joris Lauwers, Rudi Swinnen, Jelle Laverge
Unintended airflow through building envelopes leads to an increased demand in heating and cooling energy.
Benedikt Kölsch, Björn Schiricke, Eckhard Lüpfert, Bernhard Hoffschmidt
Our planet is rapidly urbanizing, leading to significant biodiversity loss.
Christina Ciardullo, Andreas Theodoridis, Phoebe Mankeiwitz, Mohamed Aly Etman, Anna Dyson
Worldwide concern has been focused on the airborne disease of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Xiaorui Deng, Guangcai Gong, Yanhong Fang
Building simulations are used to investigate building performance and design the building systems optimally.
Josué Borrajo Bastero, Jelle Laverge, Marc Delghust, Elisa Van Kenhove, Matthias Van Hove
Trends in home heating and cooling in the US are resulting in less mixing of air within dwellings, either due to not using central forced air systems, or to reduced loads and runtimes in high performance homes.
Iain Walker, Brennan Less, David Lorenzetti, Michael Sohn
The ongoing covid-19 pandemic has drawn the attention on the importance of providing adequate fresh air to the occupants of the built environment, in particular in educational buildings.
Riccardo Albertin, Giovanni Pernigotto, Andrea Gasparella
Unintended Infiltration in buildings is responsible for a significant portion of the global housing stock energy demand.
Benedikt Kölsch, Iain S. Walker, William W. Delp, Björn Schiricke, Bernhard Hoffschmidt
Industrial kitchens have high HVAC load requirements due to high exhaust rates from hoods. Especially in cold climates to heat the makeup air in winter requires high initial and - more importantly - high operating costs.
A.Tayfun Sümbül, Faruk Çimen
The University of Colorado Boulder (CU Boulder) is in Boulder, Colorado USA at 5280 feet above sea level.
Shelly Miller, Matthew McQueen, Shannon Horn, Timothy Lockhart
Indoor environment quality has been researched extensively, with many countries adopting regulations to ensure that building occupants enjoy healthy working environments.
Djapermal Bernard Anders, Venkannah Santaram
Sleep is essential for multiple aspects of a person’s well-being and can be affected by a person’s physical and mental state in addition to the environment they sleep in.
Hagen Fritz, Kerry Kinney, David Schnyer, Zoltan Nagy
How accurately can reduced-order dynamic building energy simulation models (with Dymola simulation software) simulate the indoor climate (i.e., indoor air temperature, relative humidity and CO2-concentration) in common inhabited
Matthias Van Hove, Elisa Van Kenhove, Marc Delghust, Josué Borrajo Bastero, Jelle Laverge
Recently, understanding thermal comfort management enabled the scientific community to broaden its research towards smart device set-ups, in order to further reduce energy consumption and thermal comfort satisfaction.
Leonidas Zouloumis, Giorgos Panaras