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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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
Nowadays people spend an average of 87% of their time inside buildings. Schools are a particularly delicate type of buildings for several reasons.
Francesco Babich, Annamaria Belleri, Ingrid Demanega, Clara Peretti, Luca Verdi, Gianmaria Fulici
There has been substantial concern about the potential for radon levels to increase in homes undergoing energy retrofits, especially those including substantial air sealing.
Stacy Gloss, Jill Breysse, Zachary Merrin, Paul Francisco, Sherry Dixon, Jingwei Su, Jonathan Wilson, Yigang Sun
This study aims to use the WELL Building Standard (v2), an internationally recognised rating system for health & wellbeing in buildings, to perform a qualitative and quantitative analysis of the effect of wellbeing measures
Jiannan Luo, Ines Idzikowski, Anis Abou Zaki
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
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
PCM (phase change materials) is an innovative technology and an effective method for improving the thermal mass of buildings owing to it possesses the property of large thermal capacity within a limited temperature range, which
Bi-Lian Chen, Wei-An Chen, Ruey-Lung Hwang
Hospitals’ indoor environmental quality (IEQ) impacts on patients’ comfort and well-being.
Sara Willems, Dirk Saelens, Ann Heylighen
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 sudden global outbreak of coronavirus diseases 2019 (COVID-19) has infected over seventy million people and resulted in over one million deaths by the end of 2020, posing a significant threat to human health.
Mengtao Han, Wonseok Oh, Ryozo Ooka, Yunchen Bu, Hideki Kikumoto, Shuyuan Hu
Under the influence of biological hazards including COVID-19, it is required sufficient ventilation to decrease the infection risk in the indoor area.
Akira Okamura, Sihwan Lee
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
In this study, questionnaire survey and field measurement were conducted for the houses with the elderly in urban and rural areas across 6 regions of China, during heating period.
Hiroshi Yoshino, Huibo Zhang, Jun Guan, Zenhai Li, U Yanagi, Bai Song, Kenichi Hasegawa, Jing Liu,Yang Lv, Qingyuan Zhang, Tomonobu Goto, Naoki Kagi, Niaping Li, Jingchao Xie
This study aims at obtaining feedback from occupants of low-energy retrofitted houses concerning the indoor environmental quality (IEQ) and the building systems in their homes.
Lucile Sarran, Carsten Rode, Christian A. Hviid
Deep Energy renovation (DER) adopts a whole building approach and achieves much larger energy savings than shallow energy renovations that typically only included a small number (one or two) of upgrade measures.
Nina Wemken, Hilary Cowie, Brian McIntryre, Conor Hanniffy, Emmanuel Bourdin, Marie Coggins
Ventilation in dwellings is likely to be impacted by configurations of windows and internal doors, but there is little empirical research investigating this in occupied homes.
Jessica Few, Clifford Elwell
Air infiltration control is essential to guarantee thermal comfort, good performance of the ventilation systems, and more energy-efficient buildings.
Raquel Gil-Valverde, Diego Tamayo-Alonso, Andrés Royuela-del-Val, Irene Poza-Casado, Héctor Jimeno-Merino, Alberto Meiss
The steady-state concentration of occupant generated carbon dioxide (CO2) is used in some applications as an indicator of compliance with a required ventilation rate.
Constanza Molina, Benjamin Jones, Andrew Persily
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