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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Indoor Air quality (IAQ) of dwellings is the result of several sources and processes, and the impact of ventilation system is the one amongst many others.
Benoit Golaz, Laure Mouradian, Alain Ginestet, Camille Lefebvre
Personalized Environmental Control Systems (PECS) with the functions of heating, cooling, ventilation, lighting, and acoustics have the advantage of controlling the localized environment at occupant’s workstation by their preference instead of con
Ongun Berk Kazanci
The impinging jet ventilation (IJV) system has been proposed as a new air distribution strategy and is expected to overcome the disadvantages of the mixing ventilation system (MV), which is the most widely used system, and displacement ventilation
Haruna Yamasawa, Tomohiro Kobayashi, Toshio Yamanaka, Narae Choi, Mathias Cehlin, Arman Ameen
The use of natural ventilation components as an enhancement for the ventilation systems has become more desirable in the building sector.
Jirayut Sitthipuk
The content presented comes from the Technical Note (TN) 71 “Durability of building airtightness” published on Airbase, the AIVC biblio
Nolwenn Hurel, Valérie Leprince
Ventilation of buildings is a good way of preventing transmission of some virus in aerosolized form as the SARS-CoV-2. In many buildings, prevention strategies as window opening and sealing door have to be considered with a multizone approach.
Gaëlle Guyot, Sabrina Sayah, Sihem Guernouti, Adeline Mélois
IEA-EBC Annex 86 “Energy Efficient IAQ Management in residential buildings” aims to propose an integrated rating method for the performance assessment and optimization of energy efficient strategies of managing the indoor air quality (IAQ) in new
Jakub Kolarik, Gaelle Guyot
The content presented comes from the Technical Note (TN) 71 “Durability of building airtightness” published on Airbase, the AIVC biblio
Valérie Leprince, Nolwenn Hurel
In a previous study, an optimal control method was proposed for typical office space in hot and humid regions where Thermally Activated Building Systems (TABS) are installed.
Kiyoto Koga, Fumiaki Deguchi, Yasuyuki Shiraishi, Arash Erfani, Dirk Saelens
The AIVC is preparing a series of VIP on national regulations and trends in airtightness for various countries (numbered VIP 45.XX), detailing for both building and ductwork airtightness:  
Jiří Novák, Daniel Adamovský, Jan Vitouš
Energy transition and digital transformation have become real performance drivers across all markets. But they also frequently raise complex questions when it comes to taking action.
Lieve Declercq
In recent years, there has been increasing number of cases using the double skin façade to satisfy both the indoor views and energy saving.
Yuko Morishige, Yasuyuki Shiraishi
The Presentations at the 42nd AIVC - 10th TightVent - 8th venticool Conference: "Ventilation Challenges in a Changing World" held in Rotterdam, Netherlands on 5-6 October 2022 
In a context of energy use reduction, low energy buildings are becoming more widespread. This kind of construction requires a good envelop airtightness to prevent uncontrolled leakages of conditioned air leading to energy losses.
Nolwenn Hurel, Valérie Leprince
A Personalized Environmental Control System (PECS) aims to condition the immediate surrounding of occupants.
Jun Shinoda, Dragos-Ioan Bogatu, Bjarne W. Olesen, Ongun Berk Kazanci
In a context of energy savings, new buildings are becoming more and more airtight. The good indoor air quality (IAQ) relies therefore more and more on mechanical ventilation systems with specific air flowrates to be met.
Nolwenn Hurel, Valérie Leprince
Low or Zero Energy buildings are becoming increasingly popular and the use of passive-house principles are providing a solid foundation for achieving energy consumption targets and good indoor quality.
Theodoros Sotirios Tountas
Personalized Environmental Control Systems (PECS) have advantages of controlling the localized environment at occupants’ workstation by their preference instead of conditioning an entire room.
Bjarne W. Olesen, Jun Shinoda, Ongun B. Kazanci
Calcium Silicate fire protection boards can be used to construct fireproof ductwork for smoke extraction and/or HVAC services. In this paper, the airtightness of the duct system is evaluated. 
Wolf Bracke, Arnold Janssens, Emmanuel Annerel, Karim Van Maele
Building designs to be in line with energy efficient and carbon reduction goals, often focus on energy efficient techniques like high insulation, airtightness.
Hanne Vanwynsberghe, Abantika Sengupta, Hilde Breesch, Marijke Steeman