Airbase

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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Requirements for measuring the building airtightness have been proposed and included by many countries for national regulations or energy-efficient programs to address the negative effect of poor airtightness on building energy performance, durabi
Yun-Sheng Hsu, Xiaofeng Zheng, Dimitrios Kraniotis, Mark Gillott, Shin-Ku Lee, Christopher J Wood, United Kingdom
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Heat recovery ventilation (HRV) is one of the usual techniques (next to demand controlled) to reduce the energy impact of ventilation in buildings.
Sébastien Pecceu, Samuel Caillou, Belgium
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Due to the increasingly stringent energy efficiency requirements, timber frame houses are becoming more and more popular across Europe.
Michiel Vanpachtenbeke, Liselotte De Ligne, Jan Van den Bulcke, Jelle Langmans, Joris Van Acker, Staf Roels, Belgium
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Heating energy in buildings represents a significant proportion of the total global energy consumption. Uncontrolled airflow through the building envelope contributes significantly to its energy losses.  
Benedikt Kölsch, Björn Schiricke, Jacob Estevam Schmiedt, Bernhard Hoffschmidt, Germany
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This paper presents a comparative study based on CFD simulation between the performance of Impinging Jet Ventilation (IJV) and Mixing Ventilation (MV) systems in providing indoor air quality and thermal comfort for a mechanically ventilated occupi
Ali Alzaid, Maria Kolokotroni, Hazim Awbi, United Kingdom
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Demand controlled ventilation (DCV) seems to be the main way to comply with both energy and internal air quality (IAQ) concerns.
Xavier Faure, France
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This extended summary is a part of a more extensive summary (technote to be published) that compiles a number of AIVC publications that deal with ventilation and health in relation to moisture in air, and the development over time.
Paula Wahlgren, Sweden
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In recent years, many multi-type package air conditioning systems for buildings have become widespread in office buildings in Japan, and there are many cases where one air conditioning space is shared by using several indoor air conditioning units
Yuga Urata, Yasuyuki Shiraishi, Japan
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Performance based approached for ventilation started to be used in Belgium in 2008 in the context of EP regulation.
Samuel Caillou, Sébastien Pecceu, Belgium
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Building airtightness is a critical aspect for energy-efficient buildings as energy performance of a building can be reduced significantly by poor airtightness.
Yun-Sheng Hsu, Xiaofeng Zheng, Edward Cooper, Mark Gillott, Shin-Ku Lee, Christopher J Wood, United Kingdom
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The building airtightness is essential to achieve a high energy performance. In most countries however, it is not mandatory to measure the airtightness. In the Netherlands it is common practice to just take a couple samples in a housing project.
Timothy Lanooy, Niek-Jan Bink, Wim Kornaat, Wouter Borsboom, Netherlands
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The purpose of this summary is to review Air Infiltration and Ventilation Centre activities, as reflected in its publications, related to indoor carbon dioxide over the 40 years that have transpired since its creation.
Andrew Persily, United States of America
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Mandatory building airtightness testing has come gradually into force in European countries, mostly because of the increasing impact of building leakage on the overall energy performance of low-energy buildings.
Valérie Leprince, Christophe Delmotte, Isabelle Caré, France
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A demonstration house was previously built and commissioned in Iqaluit, Nunavut, Canada.
Justin Berquist, Carsen Banister, Dennis Krys, Canada
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Over the last few decades, there is a clear target for reducing energy needs in the building sector.
Pavlos Toumpoulidis, Argiro Dimoudi, Panos Kosmopoulos, Stamatis Zoras, Greece
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The modelling of air flows to investigate indoor air quality and energy issues has been a topic at the AIVC for all of its 40 years.
Iain Walker, United States of America
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Various studies demonstrate a significant impact of ductwork leakage on the fan power consumption of ventilation systems.
Valérie Leprince, Marcus Lightfoot, Jelmer de Jong, France
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Japan is characterized by high humidity in summer and low humidity in winter. Therefore, summer is in a climatic condition where mold is easy to grow, and in fact, mold damage is occurring.
Hiroshi Yoshino, Kenichi Hasegawa, Japan
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The work presented in this paper investigates frosting problem on high efficient air to air counter flow heat exchanger. The presented investigation consists of two main activities.  
Michal Pomianowski, Rasmus Lund Jensen, Dzhanan Osman Metin, Nils Kristian Kure Rasmussen and Diana State, Denmark
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This report reviews the activities of the AIVC during its first twenty years of operation. It identifies key projects and addresses them in the context of research activities and associated issues of the time.
Martin Liddament, United Kingdom
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