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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In order to reduce the primary energy consumption of buildings, highly efficient heat recovery of the HVAC system is indispensable.
Ralf Wagner, Inga Rathert, Michael Meister
Improving actual operation performance of room air conditioners (RAC) shows great importance in the indoor environment and building energy conversation.
Zixu Yang, Baolong Wang, Wenxing Shi, Xianting Li
Air leakage in a rotary heat recovery device in air handling unit (AHU) was studied by a laboratory experiment.
Lei Fang, Bjarne W. Olesen, Henning Grønbæk, Daniel Kampgaard Munck
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
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
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
Indoor air quality (IAQ) control in educative centres, where students spend most of their time, is essential.
Héctor Jimeno-Merino, Irene Poza-Casado, Raquel Gil-Valverde, Diego Tamayo-Alonso, Andrés Royuela-del-Val, Alberto Meiss, M. A. Padilla-Marcos, Jesús Feijó-Muñoz
Cooling in high ambient temperature (HAT) countries is a major energy consumer. In Kuwait, 70% of the electricity generated is consumed on cooling residential and commercial buildings.
Walid Chakroun, Sorour Alotaibi, Kamel Ghali, Nesreen Ghaddar
Worldwide concern has been focused on the airborne disease of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Xiaorui Deng, Guangcai Gong, Yanhong Fang
Various field studies have shown that in a vast majority of European countries the quality of installed residential ventilation systems is poor, with a large proportion of systems having significantly lower installed flow rates
Arnold Janssens, Yanaika Decorte, Francois Durier, Peter Wouters
Maintaining thermal comfort in buildings has become a big challenge in developing countries.
Salem A. Algarni
Our planet is rapidly urbanizing, leading to significant biodiversity loss.
Christina Ciardullo, Andreas Theodoridis, Phoebe Mankeiwitz, Mohamed Aly Etman, Anna Dyson
In this paper various direct reading instruments and techniques used in air monitoring are reviewed. Principles of operation are described, pointing out advantages and disadvantages of using such instruments.
Georgi Popov, Tsvetan Popov
The primary purpose of ventilation and air-conditioning system is to ensure internal comfort conditions through a continuous supply of air and maintaining the assumed indoor parameters.
Marek Borowski, Klaudia Zwolińska, Joanna Halibart
Indoor environmental quality in educational buildings is recognized as a crucial aspect for the achievement of the learning outcomes for students.
S. Dugaria, G. Pernigotto, A. Gasparella
The present study investigates acoustic comfort in naturally ventilated residential buildings through an indoor soundscape approach.
Simone Torresin, Rossano Albatici, Francesco Aletta, Francesco Babich, Tin Oberman, Jian Kang
This study aims to use the WELL Building Standard (v2), an internationally recognised rating system for health & wellbeing in buildings, to perform a qualitative and quantitative analysis of the effect of wellbeing measures
Jiannan Luo, Ines Idzikowski, Anis Abou Zaki
A major challenge in the built environment is the integration of energy and indoor environmental quality in the optimization of existing buildings.
Joshua Vasudevan, Daniel Coakley, Charalampos Angelopoulos, Parag Rastogi, Olivia Nile Sobek, Graeme Jephson, Mahroo Eftekhari, Vanda Dimitriou
Urbanization has led to systemic environmental factors that degrade air quality and microbial diversity, negatively impacting human health and wellbeing.
Phoebe Mankiewicz, Christina Ciardullo, Andreas Theodoridis, Elizabeth Hénaff, Anna Dyson
The steady-state concentration of occupant generated carbon dioxide (CO2) is used in some applications as an indicator of compliance with a required ventilation rate.
Constanza Molina, Benjamin Jones, Andrew Persily