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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Respiratory infections are transmitted by droplets and droplet nuclei generated by human coughing, sneezing, and talking.
Wonseok Oh, Ryozo Ooka, Hideki Kikumoto, Mengtao Han
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, Elsa Jardinier, François Parsy, Stéphane Berthin, Elise Hallemans, Emmanuel Roux, Sandrine Charrier, Marc Legrée
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
Current building regulations are designed to ensure that buildings, including newly built and retrofitted residential dwellings, are more energy efficient.
James A. McGrath, James O’Donnell, Miriam A. Byrne
When implementing or studying building controls and interfaces in the field, researchers often witness first-hand human-building interactions from operators and occupants.
Lucile Sarran, Connor Brackley, Julia K. Day, Karol Bandurski, Maíra André, Giorgia Spigliantini, Astrid Roetzel, Stephanie Gauthier, Helen Stopps, Philip Agee, Sarah Crosby, Carola Lingua
In building energy renovation, the notion of payback time of the investments is often presented as the only goal.
Charles-Florian Picard, Marc Abadie, Karim Limam, Jordan Litaud, Jérôme Nicolle, Adrien Dhalluin, Bénédicte Wall-Ribot
Ventilation systems assume that the outdoor air quality is better than the indoor air quality at al times as they use outdoor air to dilute pollutants emitted by humans, activities, the building itself and other objects.
Klaas De Jonge, Kenneth Moyaert, Jelle Laverge
Investigation of Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ) in various types of buildings is a rather intense research activity by recent years.
Giannis Papadopoulos, Giorgos Panaras, Evangelos I. Tolis
Hospitals’ indoor environmental quality (IEQ) impacts on patients’ comfort and well-being.
Sara Willems, Dirk Saelens, Ann Heylighen
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
Due to age-related physiological changes, older people are more vulnerable than young people to heat or cold conditions.
Lili Ji, Chang Shu, Abdelaziz Laouadi, Liangzhu (Leon) Wang, Michael Lacasse
The purpose of this study is to clarify the respiratory characteristics and productivity with wearing a mask, and to propose the indoor control strategy to maintain the thermal comfort.
Motoki KONDO, Sihwan LEE
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
When designed and operated adequately, natural ventilation (NV) can improve the buildings’ energy efficiency and indoor environmental quality.
Evangelos Belias, Dusan Licina
The materials that compose the built environment have a key role in the resulting energy demand since their thermal properties affect the heat transfer processes.
Elisavet Tsekeri, Dimitrios Xilas, Angeliki Mavrigiannaki, Dionysia Kolokotsa, Konstantinos Gobakis, Maria Kolokotroni, Francisco José Sánchez de la Flor
A longitudinal study was conducted to establish metrics on perception, concentration and characterization of indoor air quality (IAQ) at a university library building.
Giobertti Morantes, Gladys Rincon, Benjamin Jones
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
The discomfort prediction inside buildings by means of correlations able to estimate people subjective response from indoor conditions has been widely investigated with the purpose of supporting design, commissioning and operati
Ilaria Pittana, Federica Morandi, Francesca Cappelletti, Andrea Gasparella, Athanasios Tzempelikos
Infiltration of unconditioned air through access openings and entrance doors with high recurrence can cause detrimental impacts to the energy performance, air quality and thermal comfort of buildings.
Claudio Alanis Ruiz, Bert Blocken, GertJan van Heijst, Twan van Hooff