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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Due to the increasingly stringent energy efficiency requirements, timber frame houses are becoming more and more popular across Europe.
Michiel Vanpachtenbeke, Liselotte De Ligne, Jan Van den Bulcke, Jelle Langmans, Joris Van Acker, Staf Roels, Belgium
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
The modelling of air flows to investigate indoor air quality and energy issues has been a topic at the AIVC for all of its 40 years.
Iain Walker, United States of America
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
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
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
A demonstration house was previously built and commissioned in Iqaluit, Nunavut, Canada.
Justin Berquist, Carsen Banister, Dennis Krys, Canada
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
This presentation will cover the key lessons learned from post-occupancy evaluation of the ventilation strategies in several new-build dwellings in the UK.
Esfand Burman, United Kingdom
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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There is no doubt that odor is also an important factor to evaluate indoor air quality.
Aya Eto, Narae Choi, Toshio Yamanaka, Akihisa Takemura, Tomohiro Kobayashi, Japan
The trend in European countries, such as Belgium, France and Germany is that the quality of the airtightness of the building envelope is getting better and better.
Stefanie Rolfsmeier, Germany
Across different territories there are various normative models for assessing energy demand of domestic dwellings, which use simplified approaches to account for the heat loss due to the air infiltration of a building.
Alan Vega Pasos, Xiaofeng Zheng, Mark Gillott, Christopher J. Wood, United Kingdom
To date, the vast majority of indoor air quality studies have relied on repeated visits to dwellings to obtain data derived from short-term monitoring exercises, a time-consuming process that places considerable constraints on personnel, equipment
James A. McGrath, Alison Connolly, Miriam A. Byrne, Ireland
Allergic symptoms are closely related to indoor allergens, such as airborne particulate matter, fungi, and house dust mite.
Teruaki Mitamura, Kunio Dobashi, Hiroki Harasawa, Japan
Building dampness and mouldy indoor environments are associated with the increase of approximately 30-50% in variety of respiratory and asthma-related health outcomes through a meta-analysis.
Kenichi Hasegawa, Naoki Kagi, Nobuhiro Kanazawa, Jun Sakaguchi, Naohide Shinohara, Yasuyuki Shiraishi, Teruaki Mitamura, Jun Fukushima, Japan
Between 2017 and 2018, the Centre for Studies and Expertise on Risks, the Environment, Mobility and Planning (Cerema) organized an airtightness measurement campaign in 117 multi-family collective and single-family French dwellings.
Sylvain Berthault, Lucille Labat, Cédric Delahais, Elodie Héberlé, Sabrina Talon, France
This study used a mathematical model to explore the accuracy of extrapolating multi-point blower door test results down to lower pressures at which building infiltration usually occurs naturally.
Steven Rogers, United States of America
Throughout the certification process of air filters, the major technical characteristics are evaluating. Both theoretical models and experimental methods, proves some relationships between the parameters and the performance of product.
Kiyan Vadoudi, Gregory Kelijian, France
In 2017 the Danish Building and Property Agency started a project titled “Avoiding energy waste in ventilation systems” by tracking the actual energy use in a sample of their 4 million m2 portfolio of buildings through on-line energy management to
Sergio George Fox, Denmark

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