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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The current policies and regulatory frameworks in the construction sector aim to improve energy efficiency of new buildings whilst maintaining acceptable level of indoor environmental quality (IEQ) including indoor air quality (IAQ).
Esfand Burman, Samuel Stamp , United Kingdom
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Low energy buildings are highly insulated and airtight and therefore subject to overheating risks, where Ventilative cooling (VC) might be a relevant solution.
Christoffer Plesner, Jannick K. Roth, Per Heiselberg, Denmark
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The current development in building energy efficiency towards nearly-zero energy buildings (nZEB) represents a number of new challenges to design and construction.
Per Heiselberg, Denmark
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The last decades big steps have been made on the road to develop and design energy neutral buildings.
Ad van der Aa, Per Heiselberg, Willem de Gids, Netherlands
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In France, the control of ventilation system at commissioning is mandatory in the context of the Effinergie + label and the measurement of airflows in residential houses is mandatory since 2017 in this label.
Anne-Marie Bernard, Valérie Leprince, EU
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In the design of a commercial kitchen ventilation system, it is very important to maintain the capture efficiency of exhaust hoods and ensure smooth removal of heat, moisture, and odor.
Osamu Nagase, Yasushi Kondo, Hajime Yoshino, Miwako Fujita, Shunsuke Ogita, EU
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The air renovation of a building should be controlled in order to ensure a proper level of indoor air quality while minimize heat losses. It is a crucial point for the future energy efficiency goals.
Paolo Taddeo, Joana Ortiz, Jaume Salom, Eva Lucas Segarra, Vicente Gutiérrez González, German Ramos Ruiz, Carlos Fernández Bandera, EU
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The implementation of decentralised ventilation units is growing, especially in the residential retrofit.
Sven Auerswald, Thibault Pflug, Peter Engelmann, Nicolas Carbonare, Constanze Bongs, Hans-Martin Henning, EU
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The research question of this report is “Is it possible to save energy by lowering the bedroom temperatures in winter”. In this paper first the literature on optimum sleeping temperatures is investigated.
Regina Bokel, Jiahui Cai, Priyadarshini Nanda, Tessa Rouwenhorst, EU
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Ventilation and healthy classes are a recurring problem. Continuously increasing the air flow rate improves the living environment, but is unacceptable in terms of higher costs and energy loss, which is why a different approach is needed.
Paul De Schepper, EU
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Cooking can be a major source of exposure to particulate matter. Range hoods can be used to reduce odours, moisture and contaminants resulting from cooking.
Wouter Borsboom, Willem de Gids, Iain Walker, Piet Jacobs, EU
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Exposures to elevated concentrations of fine particulate matter with diameter ≤2.5µm (PM2.5) are linked to multiple acute and chronic health effects, including increased risk of cardiovascular and respiratory disease.
Catherine O’Leary, Benjamin Jones, Ian Hall, EU
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Use of Demand Controlled ventilation (DCV) can potentially save more than 50% of energy use for ventilation purposes compared to constant air volume (CAV) ventilation.
Kari Thunshelle, Thea Marie Danielsen, Sverre Holøs, Mads Mysen, EU
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The European Commission’s Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME)  manages parts of the Horizon 2020 framework programme for research, innovation and market uptake (2014-2020), including for energy efficiency in the buildin
Philippe Moseley, EU
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Cooking is one of the most substantial sources of indoor air pollution in most residences.  This is mitigated most often by exhaust devices located near cooking surfaces.
Iain S. Walker, Gabriel Rojas, Jordan D. Clark, EU
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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
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This article proposes to study the impact of envelope and internal partition walls airleakage distributions, on the indoor air quality (IAQ) performance.
Gaëlle Guyot, Hugo Geoffroy, Michel Ondarts, Evelyne Gonze, Monika Woloszyn, EU
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There has been an increase in diseases caused by airborne infections such as influenza A/H1N1 or SARS in the recent years. Airborne infection isolation rooms are commonly used to limit the spread of airborne infections.
Harsem Trond Thorgeir, Venås Bård, Vikan Anders Welde, Lind Merethe Cecilie, Kalliomäki Petri, Koskela Hannu, EU
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This paper presents results from a project on the assessment of the indoor air quality (IAQ) benefits that might accrue from the use of a balanced energy recovery ventilation system.
Boualem Ouazia, Daniel Aubin, Doyun Won, Wenping Yang, Stephanie So and Chantal Arsenault, EU
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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
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