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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Addressing the airtightness of the building envelope is key to achieve thermal comfort, good performance of ventilation systems and to avoid excessive energy consumption.
Irene Poza-Casado, Alberto Meiss, Miguel Ángel Padilla-Marcos, Jesús Feijó-Muñoz , Spain
For several years indoor comfort is measured in halls of hospitals by architecture students from the Delft University of Technology.
R.M.J. Bokel. P.J.W. van den Engel, A.M. Eijkelenboom, M.A. Ortiz Sanchez
Adaptive thermal comfort model has been widely used to evaluate the thermal comfort level of natural ventilation buildings.However, current adaptive standards offer a simple linear relationship between the outdoor temperature and the indoor comfor
Juti Hu, Ge Song, Guoqiang Zhang, China
The purpose of this paper is to summarize the status of promising low carbon building services solutions fitted for a low emission building stock in urban areas.  
Matthias Haase, Øystein Rønneseth, Kari Thunshelle, Laurent Georges, Sverre Holøs, Judith Thomsen
The present paper describes the design improvement of a single-room ventilation unit. This ventilation system presents many advantages, however, several drawbacks exist. The first one is the acoustic disturbance.
Antoine Parthoens, Luc Prieels, Jean-Jacques Embrechts, Yves Detandt, Sébastien Pecceu, Samuel Gendebien, Vincent Lemort
Indoor air quality is the chemical, physical and biological properties that indoor air must have to not cause any negative impact on occupants’ health and provide comfort: feel fresh, pleasant and stimulating. 
Maria Marrero, Manuel Gameiro da Silva, Leslie Norford, Portugal
Installing Natural Ventilation (NV) system in office buildings leads to the reduction of energy consumption of heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC), which accounts for approximately 50% of total in an office building in Japan.
Haruna Yamasawa, Toshio Yamanaka, Tomohiro Kobayashi, Jihui Yuan, Japan
Building energy simulation (BES) and Airflow network (AFN) programs generally incorporate wind pressure coefficients (Cp) estimated from secondary sources, namely data bases or analytical models.
Matthieu Zubialde-Elzaurdia, Franck Lucas, Alain Bastide
The mainstream of air-conditioning system for medium and small sized buildings is conditionally air mixing ventilation with ceiling cassette unit of packaged air conditioner (PAC), however, it may bring a high cold-draught risk to occupants, due t
Shogo Ito, Toshio Yamanaka, Tomohiro Kobayashi, Jihui Yuan, Narae Choi, Japan
This study aims to experimentally evaluate the influence of the combination of a supply only ventilation, called here positive input ventilation, and innovative active air vents on the Indoor Air Quality of a house.
Antoine Leconte, Clément Lafféter, Thomas Fritsch, Nicolas Giordano, Julien Escaich, Ophélie Ouvrier Bonnaz, France
Infiltration is an uncontrolled contribution to ventilation in a building and can contribute significantly to the total ventilation rate, particularly in older, leaky, dwellings which can rely on infiltration to provide adequate indoor air quality
Jessica Few, David Allinson, Clifford Elwell, United Kingdom
Ventilation is critical in interpreting indoor air quality (IAQ), yet few IAQ assessments report ventilation rates; even when they do, the measurement method is often not fully described.
Sarah L. Paralovo, Maarten Spruyt, Joris Lauwers, Borislav Lazarov, Marianne Stranger, Jelle Laverge, Belgium
Guaranteeing high indoor air quality and high degree of user satisfaction at the same time is one of the challenges when improving the energy efficiency of a building.
Leonie Scheuring, Bernhard Weller, Germany
Recently in Japan, many buildings introduce packaged air-conditioner (hereinafter, this is called “PAC”) as an air conditioning equipment.
Norikazu Yasuda, Toshio Yamanaka, Tomohiro Kobayashi, Jihui Yuan, Choi Narae, Japan
Measuring ventilation rates in occupied dwellings is challenging but represents the conditions that occupants experience.
Jessica Few, Clifford Elwell, United Kingdom
The indoor thermal comfort and air quality in classrooms have become of interest worldwide, predominantly because of their influence on children’s health, learning performance and productivity.
Shamila Haddad, Afroditi Synnefa, Miguel Ángel Padilla Marcos, Riccardo Paolini, Deo Prasad, Mattheos Santamouris, Australia
Air filters installed in ventilation systems face various types of aerosols during their service life, both in residential and in commercial buildings.
Jesús Marval, Luis Medina, Emanuele Norata, Paolo Tronville, Italy
People spend the majority of their time in their own homes and so the indoor environmental conditions are an important determinant of population health and wellbeing and have economic consequences.
Constanza Molina, Amy Jackson, Benjamin Jones, United Kingdom
In Switzerland, 70 % of building refurbishments are realised in stages. When only a window replacement is done, the new airtight windows can lead to a reduced infiltration air exchange and subsequently there may be moisture issues, e.g. mould.
Caroline Hoffmann, Achim Geissler, Claudia Hauri, Heinrich Huber, Austria
This study aims to assess the indoor thermal and environmental quality of low-income households in New South Wales, Australia.
Shamila Haddad, Afroditi Synnefa, Riccardo Paolini, Mattheos Santamouris, Australia

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