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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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
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
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 impinging jet ventilation system (hereinafter referred to as IJV) has been proposed as a new air conditioning ventilation system. Properties of indoor environment with this system using impinging jet are complicated.
Mako Matsuzaki, Tomohiro Kobayashi, Toshio Yamanaka, Narae Choi, Haruna Yamasawa, China
Buildings represent approximately 40% of global energy demand and heat loss induced by uncontrolled air leakage through the building fabric can represent up to one third of the heating load in a building.
Alan Vega Pasos, Xiaofeng Zheng, Benjamin Jones, Mark Gillott, Christopher J. Wood, United Kingdom
In recent years, especially, the climate change (CC) and urban heat island (UHI) effects are becoming serious problems, affecting people’s life and health, especially in hot summer.
Haruto Kitakaze, Jihui Yuan, Toshio Yamanaka, Tomohiro Kobayashi, 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
Many studies have shown that the use of mixed-mode cooling can bring down the cooling load significantly while maintaining satisfactory in door air quality and thermal comfort.
Jie Han, Wenheng Zheng, Guoqiang Zhang, China
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
The outdoor climate is changing and the airtightness and insulation levels of residential buildings are improving. During the warmer season this can lead to overheating problems, especially when the house is situated in urban areas.
Bart Cremers
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Measuring ventilation rates in occupied dwellings is challenging but represents the conditions that occupants experience.
Jessica Few, 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
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

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