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 placement of mobile air cleaners (MACs) in classrooms was widely discussed between parents, teachers, and authorities in Germany during the peak of Corona infections in 2020 and 2021.
Willigert Raatschen
Current HVAC control systems assume occupant-related information, i.e., preferences, occupancy and behaviour. Furthermore, occupants often have limited control over the indoor environment in non-residential buildings.
Quinten Carton, Jakub Kolarik, Hilde Breesch
Occupants in residential buildings usually control natural ventilation through window openings.
May Zune, Maria Kolokotroni
EN 16798-7:2017 considers that windows on roofs that have a pitch below 60° are not included on the windward side whatever their orientation.
Valérie Leprince, Nolwenn Hurel, Christoffer Plesner
Airborne transmission has been widely proven to be the main means of contagion of SARS-CoV-2 (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2) , as multiple studies have established (Greenhalgh et al., 2021; Miller et al., 2021; Lidia Morawska &am
Miguel Angel Campano, Jesica Fernandez-Aguera, Ignacio Acosta, Samuel Dominguez-Amarillo
A smart ventilation system is able to continually adjust itself to provide the desired indoor air quality (IAQ) while minimizing energy use, utility bills, thermal discomfort and noise. A smart ventilation system is also responsive to e.g.
Hilde Breesch, Douaa Al-Assaad, Jelle Laverge, Ivan Verhaert, Twan Van Hooff, Lieven De Geetere, Romy Van Gaever
Worldwide, the demand for airtightness tests of tall buildings with a height of approximately 100 m is increasing.
Stefanie Rolfsmeier, Emanuel Mairinger, Johannes Neubig, Thomas Gayer
In the frame of the project Flux50 smart ventilation, researchers and industrials aim at qualifying ventilation in mid-sized buildings through multidisciplinary consideration of sleep quality, user satisfaction, acoustic comfort, installation, mai
Louis Cony, Jelle Laverge
While the importance of air barrier systems in buildings has been understood for decades, it is only in the past decade or so that they have been given appropriate attention in the energy codes of most countries.
Sean M. O’Brien, P.E., Brienna E. Rust, P.E.
Wind-driven single-sided ventilation (SSV) is present in many existing buildings across Europe and with new Near Zero Energy Building (NZEB) regulations for the refurbishment of the existing building stock, its attractiveness as a non-invasive, lo
Nima Najafi Ziarani, Malcolm Cook, Paul D O’Sullivan
Airtight and highly insulated buildings are subjected to overheating risks, even in moderate climates, due to unforeseeable events like frequent heatwaves and power outages.
Abantika Sengupta, Hilde Breesch, Douaa Al Assaad, Marijke Steeman
Urban settings change the microclimate around buildings and resulting thermal comfort inside.  This paper presents a method to consider microclimatic conditions, especially the effect of wind variations around the building, which impacts natural v
Agnese Salvati, Maria Kolokotroni
As part of the mandated standards for estimating the energy performance of buildings CEN 16798-1 and -2 was developed to provide input for the indoor environment (thermal comfort, air quality/ventilation, lighting, acoustic) to energy calculations
Bjarne W. Olesen
Room pressure differential is an important aspect in order to guarantee sufficient contamination control, but is difficult to control in airtight cleanrooms.
Rick Kramer, Raymon Wasman, Frans Saurwalt, Derek Vissers, Marcel Loomans
The use of the word “resilience” has increased significantly since 2010, however, there is a lack of understanding around 1) how thermal resilience is defined (where some definitions were offered only recently) and 2) what distinguishes it from ty
Adam O’Donovan, Theofanis Psomas, Paul D. O’Sullivan
Building air infiltration rate is required as an important input in the calculation of building heat loss.
Xiaofeng Zheng, Alan Vega Pasos, Luke Smith, Christopher J Wood
Many European programs offer eco-conditioned financial aid to support public policies for the decarbonization of buildings.
Eddy Handtschoewercker, Andres Litvak, Raphael Deprez, Emilie Palka, Jerome Nicolle, Jordan Litaud, Bassam Moujalled
This paper touches on historic indicators of good hospital design such as sun, daylight and natural ventilation.
Susan Roaf
Air leakage in building envelopes is responsible for a large portion of the building’s heating and cooling requirements. Therefore, fast and reliable detection of leaks is crucial for improving energy efficiency.
Benedikt Kölsch, Johannes Pernpeintner, Björn Schiricke, Eckhard Lüpfert
In Austria the lack of guidelines or standards has caused many discussions and disputes on the question if “sufficient ventilation” can be ensured with window airing only, in particular in newly constructed, airtight residential buildings.
Gabriel Rojas, Andreas Greml, Rainer Pfluger, Peter Tappler