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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AIVC's Ventilation Information Paper #45.7 summarizes current knowledge on trends in building and ductwork airtightness in Greece.
Theodoros Sotirios Tountas
Many differences exist between countries in the requirements and regulations for ventilation of dwellings, offices, classrooms and other spaces.
Willem de Gids, Wouter Borsboom
The main focus of this paper can be summarized in terms of the following two presuppositions: i) The process through which we select and apply indoor-environmental quality (IEQ) constructs could be – perhaps should be – improved; ii) Such improvem
Ardeshir Mahdavi, Christiane Berger
The TAIL rating scheme for assessing the quality of Thermal, Acoustic, Indoor air, Luminous, and the overall environment was initially developed to assess indoor environmental quality (IEQ) in hotels and offices.
Minh Tien Tran, Wenjuan Wei, Claire Dassonville, Corinne Mandin, Mickael Derbez, Christophe Martinsons, Pascal Ducruet, Valérie Héquet, Pawel Wargocki
In France, in Residential buildings, since 1982 the ventilation regulation imposes air flow rate to be continuously extracted from every room with humidity production. A boosted level of air flow rate shall be reachable in the kitchen.
Valérie Leprince, Baptiste Poirier, Gaëlle Guyot
This study examines the impact of heatwaves on indoor operative temperatures of dwellings in Pamplona (north of Spain) and presents a comparative analysis of a typical summer and two extreme summers with heatwaves in 2003 and 2022.
Ainhoa Arriazu-Ramos, Germán Ramos Ruiz, Juan José Pons Izquierdo, Ana Sánchez-Ostiz Gutiérrez, Aurora Monge-Barrio
We sleep more than twenty years during our lives. Sleep is essential for physical and psychological health. Yet, nearly no standards define indoor environmental quality conditions for optimal sleep.
Pawel Wargocki, Mizuho Akimoto, Xiajoun Fan, Shin-ichi Tanabe, Chandra Sekhar, Li Lan
While a growing body of scientific literature describes the population health impacts of fossil fuel production and burning via climate and air pollution pathways, less is known about the health impacts of indoor combustion.
Jacob Bueno de Mesquita, Núria Casquero-Modrego, Iain Walker, Brennan Less, Brett Singer
In recent years, naturally ventilated glass façades have become a common feature in the design and retrofit of large-scale non-residential buildings, integrating architectural aesthetics and energy efficiency.
Magdalena Hajdukiewicz, Marcel G.L.C. Loomans
With rising insulation standards and air tightness in buildings, the use of mechanical ventilation becomes more relevant. In this context, energy recovery offers a significant contribution to the decarbonisation of building operations.
Martin Kremer, Kai Rewitz, Dirk Müller
As a result of the new initiatives and regulations towards nearly zero energy buildings, designers are more frequently exploiting the cooling potential of the climate to reduce overheating and improve indoor well-being of people.
Valentina Radice Fossati, Annamaria Belleri, Dick van Dijk
To achieve future-proof buildings, it is crucial to design buildings and systems that can withstand to shocks (like heat waves and power outages) and reduce the impact of shocks on thermal comfort in a building.
Joost Declercq, Shiva Khosravi, Abantika Sengupta, Hilde Breesch
Metal Oxide Semiconductor (MOS) sensors measuring Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) seem to be an obvious step towards broadly available Demand Controlled Ventilation (DCV).
Jakub Kolarik
Most New Zealand schools are designed to be naturally ventilated, using openable windows (Ministry of Education Design Quality Standard Guidelines). Furthermore, they must meet the New Zealand Building Code Clause G4 - Ventilation.
Lara Tookey, Mikael Boulic, Barry McDonald, Wyatt Page, Pawel Wargocki, Hennie van Heerden
Smart ventilation which provides air renewal thanks to its variable airflows adjusted on the needs can improve both indoor air quality (IAQ) and energy performance of buildings.
Baptiste Poirier, Gaëlle Guyot, Monika Woloszyn
Overheating in school buildings is likely to lead to a negative learning performance experience for occupants in these settings.
Adam O’ Donovan, Elahe Tavakoli, Paul D. O’Sullivan
Literature on the in-situ performance evaluation of Mechanical Ventilation with Heat Recovery (MVHR) in low-carbon social housing suggests that they can maintain a healthy ventilation rate in bedrooms in the UK.
Faisal Farooq, Emmanouil Perisoglou, Miltiadis Ionas, Simon Lannon, Jo Patterson, Phil Jones
A Canadian provincial government has initiated a collaboration with the Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) team of the National Research Council of Canada (NRC) to conduct a controlled intervention study to determine the effectiveness of portable air cleane
Liang Grace Zhou, Chang Shu, Justin Berquist, Janet Gaskin, Greg Nilsson
Mass gathering events were closed in 2020 to reduce the spread of SARS-CoV-2. These events included music concerts, theatre shows, and sports matches.
Ben M. Roberts, Filipa Adzic, E. Abigail Hathway, Christopher Iddon, Benjamin Jones, Malcolm J. Cook, Liora Malki-Epshtein
The growing challenges of climate change, urbanization, and increased energy demand have underscored the critical need for sustainable and resilient cooling solutions in buildings.
Peter Holzer