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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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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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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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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Health Canada’s cross-Canada residential radon survey report from 2012 demonstrated that roughly 7% of Canadian homes contain radon levels above the Canadian guideline of 200 Bq/m3.
Justin Berquist, Liang Grace Zhou, Jeffrey Whyte, Yunyi Ethan Li, Mark Vuotari, Gang Nong, Canada
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Radon gas is a well-known building´s pollutant which can affect negatively people´s health (WHO, 2009). Radon´s source is the soil underneath buildings.
Pilar Linares-Alemparte, Sonia García-Ortega, Spain
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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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As a consequence of the sustainable politics demanding regulations that allow the use of more efficient ventilation systems, the IAQ Spanish regulations were modified and enforced in 2017.
Pilar Linares, Sonia García, Spain
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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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Regional climate change in cities is the most documented phenomenon of climate change . Higher urban temperatures are  documented experimentally for more than 450 major cities in the world.
Mattheos Santamouris, Australia
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The ventilation system removes pollutants effectively, and the resultant vertical temperature difference in the room greatly affects the indoor air distribution.
Xiaorui Deng, Guangcai Gong, China
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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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Ventilation systems play an important role in providing a good indoor air quality in dwellings. Mechanical exhaust ventilation systems implement natural vents, also called trickle vents, to supply outdoor air to the dwelling.
Romy Van Gaever, Samuel Caillou, Sébastien Pecceu, 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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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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Duct routing often poses a great challenge when planning the installation of a mechanical ventilation system with heat recovery.
Gabriel Rojas, Rainer Pfluger
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In the field of energy performance, successive regulations pushed a "performance-based" approach, based at least on an energy consumption requirement at the design stage for heating and/or cooling systems (Spekkink 2005).
François Parsy, Gaëlle Guyot, France
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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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Humidity-based DCV systems have been widely used in France for 35 years and are considered as a reference system, including for low-energy residential buildings.
Gaëlle Guyot, France
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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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The Proceedings of the 40th AIVC - 8th TightVent - 6th venticool Conference: "From energy crisis to sustainable indoor climate - 40 years of AIVC" held in Ghent, Belgium on 15-16 October 2019.
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