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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Heat recovery ventilation (HRV) is one of the usual techniques (next to demand controlled) to reduce the energy impact of ventilation in buildings.
Sébastien Pecceu, Samuel Caillou, Belgium
Demand controlled ventilation (DCV) seems to be the main way to comply with both energy and internal air quality (IAQ) concerns.
Xavier Faure, France
Indoor pollutants and particles pose a threat to human health as people spend 90% of their time in indoor spaces.
Walid Chakroun, Sorour Alotaibi, Kamel Ghali, Nesreen Ghaddar
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 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.
An accurate temperature gradient calculation is essential for displacement ventilation (DV) system desig
Natalia Lastovets, Kai Sirén, Risto Kosonen, Juha Jokisalo, Simo Kilpeläinen, Finland
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
Japan will have to further reduce CO2 emissions to meet its obligations under the Paris Agreement negotiated at the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference.
Ogawa Yohei, Shiraishi Yasuyuki, Japan
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
In recent years, many multi-type package air conditioning systems for buildings have become widespread in office buildings in Japan, and there are many cases where one air conditioning space is shared by using several indoor air conditioning units
Yuga Urata, Yasuyuki Shiraishi, Japan
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
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
In the field of energy performance, successive regulations pushed a "performance-based" approach, based at least on an energy consumption requirement at the design stage for heating and/or cooling systems (Spekkink 2005).
François Parsy, Gaëlle Guyot, France
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
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
Upper floors of super-tall residential buildings have different characteristics of the exterior environment as compared to their low floors or low-rise residential buildings due to the high-rise.
Hyoeng-Tae Kim, Hee-Gang Kim, Chang-Ho Jeong, Myoung-Souk Yeo, Republic of Korea
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
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
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
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