AIRBASE is the Bibliographic Database of the AIVC. It contains abstracts of articles and publications 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 
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 20000 references and 5600 documents available online).
For some references, the full document is also available online (only available for subscribers).
As the AIVC was created in 1979, the 40th anniversary of the AIVC was celebrated in October 2019 at the 40th AIVC conference in Ghent. In the context of this celebration, it was decided to publish 2 overview publications:
Willem de Gids, Max Sherman (eds)
This position paper gives a brief overview of opportunities and challenges for ventilative cooling solutions both:
venticool, EU
Article 19a of Directive 2018/844, includes the requirement for the Commission to perform, before 2020, a feasibility study to clarify the possibilities and timeline for introducing two aspects in order to improve buildings’ energy performance: -
François Durier, Peter Wouters, Maarten De Strycker, Gaëlle Guyot, Max Sherman, Valérie Leprince, Matteo Urbani, EU
New buildings, as well as the renovated building stock, should aim not just for good energy performance but also for good quality of the works, as this is a prerequisite for high building energy performance.
Hans Erhorn, Heike Erhorn-Kluttig, Susanne Geissler, Peter Wouters, EU
Practical  experience shows that it is challenging to implement a robust compliance and enforcement framework for Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) for buildings.
François Durier, Susanne Geissler, Peter Wouters, EU
This report gives an overview to the design principles and construction methods for building airtightness.
François Rémi Carrié, R. Jobert, Valérie Leprince, EU
This report gives a critical review of steps taken in 10 countries (Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Netherlands, Japan, Sweden, UK, USA) with regard to testing and reporting schemes as well as overall quality approaches to improve buil
François Rémi Carrié, Peter Wouters, EU
Issues such as compliance with European legislation on the energy performance of buildings, the inter-comparison of building energy performance across Europe, plus specific topics such as thermal bridges, summer comfort, ventilation and the use of
During the final phase of the ASIEPI project on Assessment and Improvement of the EPBD Impact, the idea of producing a book which presents the major findings from this project was launched.