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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An accurate temperature gradient calculation is essential for displacement ventilation (DV) system desig
Natalia Lastovets, Kai Sirén, Risto Kosonen, Juha Jokisalo, Simo Kilpeläinen, Finland
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
The present paper aims at illustrating the practical use of the Annex68 IAQ Dashboard. To this end, numerical simulations have been performed to provide useable data about the Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) of a low-energy detached house.
Marc Abadie, France
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
This report reviews the activities of the AIVC during its first twenty years of operation. It identifies key projects and addresses them in the context of research activities and associated issues of the time.
Martin Liddament, United Kingdom
The Arctic environment is challenging for housing ventilation and heating systems. Energy consumption and demand for space heating for northern remote community residential buildings are very high.
Boualem Ouazia, Chantal Arsenault, Yunyi Li, Michael Brown, Gerald Kolsteren, Christopher Chisholm, Canada
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
Mandatory building airtightness testing has come gradually into force in European countries, mostly because of the increasing impact of building leakage on the overall energy performance of low-energy buildings.
Valérie Leprince, Christophe Delmotte, Isabelle Caré, France
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
People spend 70% -90% of their time indoors. Indoor air quality and human body’s health have a close relationship. With the advance of society, user comfort requirements for thermal environment are rising.
Fangyuan Zhang, Yuji Ryu, Japan
This extended summary is a part of a more extensive summary (technote to be published) that compiles a number of AIVC publications that deal with ventilation and health in relation to moisture in air, and the development over time.
Paula Wahlgren, Sweden
A demonstration house was previously built and commissioned in Iqaluit, Nunavut, Canada.
Justin Berquist, Carsen Banister, Dennis Krys, Canada
This paper presents a comparative study based on CFD simulation between the performance of Impinging Jet Ventilation (IJV) and Mixing Ventilation (MV) systems in providing indoor air quality and thermal comfort for a mechanically ventilated occupi
Ali Alzaid, Maria Kolokotroni, Hazim Awbi, United Kingdom
Various studies demonstrate a significant impact of ductwork leakage on the fan power consumption of ventilation systems.
Valérie Leprince, Marcus Lightfoot, Jelmer de Jong, France
Requirements for measuring the building airtightness have been proposed and included by many countries for national regulations or energy-efficient programs to address the negative effect of poor airtightness on building energy performance, durabi
Yun-Sheng Hsu, Xiaofeng Zheng, Dimitrios Kraniotis, Mark Gillott, Shin-Ku Lee, Christopher J Wood, United Kingdom
Situated 1º North of the equator, Singapore has a year-round hot and humid climate with temperatures in the range of 25 and 32º C and relative humidity around 70%.
Chandra Sekhar
Ventilation systems play an important role in providing a good indoor air quality in dwellings. Mechanical exhaust ventilation systems implement natural vents, also called trickle vents, to supply outdoor air to the dwelling.
Romy Van Gaever, Samuel Caillou, Sébastien Pecceu, Belgium
HVAC systems in newly built or extensively renovated dwellings were all developed with the aim for energy saving with equal or better comfort.
Klaas De Jonge, Jelle Laverge, Belgium
Previous studies have compared the airtightness measurement of test enclosures utilising both the novel Pulse technique and the conventional blower door method.
Xiaofeng Zheng, Luke Smith, Adam Moring, Christopher J Wood, United Kingdom
The work presented in this paper investigates frosting problem on high efficient air to air counter flow heat exchanger. The presented investigation consists of two main activities.  
Michal Pomianowski, Rasmus Lund Jensen, Dzhanan Osman Metin, Nils Kristian Kure Rasmussen and Diana State, Denmark

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