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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More than 20 years of one’s life is spent in the bedroom when sleeping. Sleep quality is essential for our health, well-being and next-day performance.
Pawel Wargocki, Denmark
Outdoor air change qualifies the air that enters into the buildings. The outdoor air moves freely along the urban mesh favoured by the wind forces and stresses.
Ángel Padilla-Marcos Miguel, Alberto Meiss, Raquel Gil-Valverde, Irene Poza-Casado, Jesús Feijó-Muñoz, Spain
The new schools in Canada are designed to improve indoor environment quality while achieving a much better energy performance than the code compliance requirements.  
Michel Tardif, Sébastien Brideau, Canada
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
The indoor air quality is very important for the well-being of occupants, especially in the case of young babies. This research focuses on the air quality of the surrounding air inside a crib with sleeping infants.
Gert-Jan Braun, Wim Zeiler, The Netherlands
The French ongoing research project “Durabilit'air” (2016-2019) aims at improving our knowledge on the variation of buildings airtightness through onsite measurement and accelerated ageing in laboratory controlled conditions.
Bassam Moujalled, Sylvain Berthault, Andrés Litvak, Valérie Leprince, Gilles Frances, France
This paper discusses two particular points of the buildings airtightness measurement method (ISO 9972) in relation with the pressure difference: (1) the nature of the pressure tap and (2) the place of the pressure tap outside. 
Christophe Delmotte, Belgium
The airtightness of new buildings has significantly improved in the last two decades thanks to building energy performance regulations. However, until now, low knowledge is available about the evolution of buildings’ envelope airtightness.
Andrés Litvak, Fabien Allègre, Bassam Moujalled, Valérie Leprince, France
The opening of windows can lead to high energy losses in wintertime, especially in nearly zero-energy buildings. But can reduce overheating significantly in summertime.
Silke Verbruggen, Marc Delghust, Jelle Laverge, Arnold Janssens, Belgium
Thermal comfort and sensation are important aspects of the building design and indoor climate control as modern man spends most of the day indoors.
Ali Youssef, Nicolás Caballero, Jean-Marie Aerts, Belgium
Building airtightness requirements are becoming more and more common in Europe (Leprince, Carrié, & Kapsalaki, 2017). However, airtight buildings require an efficient ventilation system to ensure good indoor air quality.
Sylvain Berthault, Valérie Leprince, France
The work presented is the continuation of the research on the probabilistic modelling of air infiltration carried out by the author over many years.
Krystyna Pietrzyk, Sweden
The measurement of natural airflows is practically challenging. Driving forces that induce natural airflows are characterized by low pressure differences.
Gabriel Remion, Bassam Moujalled, Mohamed El Mankibi, France
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
A ventilation performance report is mandatory for every new residential building in Flanders, for building permits issued since January, 1st 2016.
Maarten De Strycker, Liesje Van Gelder, Martyna Andrzejewicz, Valérie Leprince, Belgium
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
Energy use in buildings has a significant influence on the global energy demand and environmental impacts.
Nadeen Hassan, Saqib Javed, Sweden
This study is a first large-scale analysis of the performance of a cloud connected and smart residential mechanical extract ventilation (MEV) system based on field data.
Bavo De Maré, Stijn Germonpré, Jelle Laverge, Frederik Losfeld, Ivan Pollet, Steven Vandekerckhove, Belgium
The ventilative cooling by natural ventilation is important technology for the buildings in urban area for the sake of energy saving and BCP (Business Continuity Plan).
Toshio Yamanaka, Eunsu Lim, Tomohiro Kobayashi, Toshihiko Sajima, Kanji Fukuyama, Japan
The association between indoor air quality (IAQ) and sleep quality was investigated in this study.
Chenxi Liao, Marc Delghust, Jelle Laverge, Belgium