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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Various studies show a deterioration in indoor air quality after renovation and energy saving measures.
Piet Jacobs, Wouter Borsboom, Willem de Gids, The Netherlands
Highly energy efficient buildings such as ones built to the Passive House standard, require a very airtight building envelope and the installation of a mechanical ventilation with heat recovery (MVHR).
Gabriel Rojas, Austria
Indoor carbon dioxide (CO2) concentrations have been used for decades to evaluate indoor air quality (IAQ) and ventilation.
Andrew Persily, Brian J. Polidoro , United States of America
With increasing building airtightness, the design of an adequate ventilation system gains importance.
Klaas De Jonge, Jelle Laverge, Belgium
Combustion appliances are used in many buildings to provide space heating and domestic hot water.
Xavier Kuborn, Sébastien Pecceu, Belgium
The proposed Annex should bring researchers and industry together to investigate the possible energy benefits by using gas phase air cleaners (partial substitute for ventilation) and establish procedures for improving indoor air quality or reduced
Bjarne W. Olesen, Pawel Wargocki, EU
The use of heat recovery ventilation systems is becoming more and more common. It is clear that these systems contribute to energy efficiency and good indoor air quality. Still there is room for improvement.
Bas Knoll, Wouter Borsboom, Piet Jacobs, EU
Two European standards EN 16211:2015 and EN 12599:2012 describe measurement methods for air flow.  The methods can be used at supply or exhaust air terminal devices, ATDs, or in ducts. 
Carl Welinder, EU
Mechanical ventilation systems with heat recovery are considered the most optimal systems for residential ventilation. This research focuses on decentralized ventilation which do not need any ducting.
Mathias Merckx, Giel Bruyneel, Ivan Pollet, Jelle Laverge, EU
In these three presentations, we review the origins and history of the Indoor Environmental Quality Global Alliance, AIVC’s view of the potential value of IEQ-GA, and directions it is taking and may take over the next decade. 
William Bahnfleth, Peter Wouters, Donald Weekes, EU
Over the past few years there have been advances in sensing of some pollutants, primarily particles, that might lead to ventilation controls based on direct sensing of pollutants – particularly those relating to health.
Iain Walker, Woody Delp,Brett Singer, EU
Nowadays the improvement of building airtightness is an essential condition to achieve high energy performance of buildings. Therefore, there is a need to precisely describe and quantify buildings infiltrations. 
Lucille Labat, Sylvain Berthault, EU
The difficulty in measuring IAQ indicators like VOCs and particles, lies in the multiplicity of the composition of these pollutants.
Laure Mouradian, EU
In a recently built zero-carbon neighborhood, demand controlled exhaust ventilation systems (DCMEV) and mechanical ventilation systems with heat recovery (MVHR) are compared under operational conditions, with focus on the energy performance of bot
Ella Derycke, Wolf Bracke, Jelle Laverge, Arnold Janssens, EU
This workshop session will consist of a series of presentations by members of the Board for the Indoor Environmental Quality – Global Alliance (IEQ-GA).
Donald Weekes, EU
Occupants in non-industrial indoor environments should decide whether the indoor air quality is acceptable or not.
Pawel Wargocki, EU
The different methods for air flow rate measurement at air terminal devices are presented in this overview, such as van anemometer with a cone, small velocity probe (thermal probe or small vane anemometer), compensation method, etc.
Samuel Caillou, EU
In this paper a new methodology is presented to determine airtightness of buildings. The common method for airtightness testing is through fan pressurization with a blower door test. The new methodology also uses fan pressurization.
Timothy Lanooy, Wim Kornaat, Niek-Jan Bink, Wouter Borsboom, EU
The concentration of carbon dioxide is used as an important index of indoor air quality representative of body odor or bioeffluents in Japan. In the construction field of Japan, there is a CO2 concentration standard of a thousand ppm or less.
Lisa Yoshimoto, Toshio Yamanaka, Akihisa Takemura, Kaoru Ikeda, EU
As one of the founding partners of the IEQ-GA, the networking with other organisations within the global alliance is for AIVC very important.  
Peter Wouters, EU

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