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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Due to the wind induced pressure, different results may be obtained if the inside-outside pressure difference is measured across different locations on the building envelope, i.e.
Jiří Novák, Czech Republic
The estimation of low-rise, residential building infiltration rates using envelope airtightness values from whole building fan pressurization tests has been the subject of much interest and research for several decades, constituting a major topic
Andrew Persily, Lisa Ng, W. Stuart Dols, Steven Emmerich , United States of America
In school and office buildings, the ventilation system has a large contribution to the total energy use. A control strategy that adjusts the operation to the actual demand can significantly reduce the energy use.
Bart Merema, Dirk Saelens, Hilde Breesch, Belgium
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
Studies in the Netherlands show that ventilation systems of dwellings don’t comply with building regulations. The main shortcoming is insufficient ventilation. This applies to both the house as a whole as to individual rooms.
Wouter Borsboom, Wim Kornaat, Pieter van Beek, Niek-Jan Bink, Timothy Lanooy, Netherlands
The indoor thermal comfort and air quality in classrooms have become of interest worldwide, predominantly because of their influence on children’s health, learning performance and productivity.
Shamila Haddad, Afroditi Synnefa, Miguel Ángel Padilla Marcos, Riccardo Paolini, Deo Prasad, Mattheos Santamouris, Australia
People spend the majority of their time in their own homes and so the indoor environmental conditions are an important determinant of population health and wellbeing and have economic consequences.
Constanza Molina, Amy Jackson, Benjamin Jones, United Kingdom
The association between indoor air quality (IAQ) and sleep quality was investigated in this study.
Chenxi Liao, Marc Delghust, Jelle Laverge, Belgium
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
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
As newer homes are being built tighter than the existing housing stock, questions have been raised about the concentrations of pollutants of concern in new homes and how mechanical ventilation systems can address this issue.
Iain Walker, Brett Singer, Rengie Chan, United States of America
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
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
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
Since the 1970s, many authors have discussed the impact of poor airtightness on building energy use, indoor air quality, building damage, or noise transmission.
Adeline Bailly Mélois, Anh Dung Tran, Mohamed El Mankibi, François Rémi Carrié, Bassam Moujalled,Gaëlle Guyot, France
Uncertainties in airtightness measured using fan pressurization test should not be defined by the scattering of the points around the line defined using ordinary least square method anymore.
Martin Prignon, Arnaud Dawans, Geoffrey van Moeseke, Belgium
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, Netherlands
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

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