The 23rd AIVC and Epic 2002 Conference (in conjunction with 3rd European Conference on Energy Performance and Indoor Climate in Buildings), Energy efficient and healthy buildings in sustainable cities", was held in Lyon, France, 23-26 October 2002.

Contains 149 papers 

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In this paper we present a procedure to test software ability to describe daylight sources. The method will be applied to Lightscape release 3.2 [1].
S. Pezzana, F. Maamari, D. Dumortier, M. Fontoynont
The operation of an outdoor test site requires very substantial efforts with respect to investments, maintenance, calibration and training staff.
E. Maldonado, M. Borges
This work is based on an extended research from a doctorate thesis developed in a partnership between Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) in Brazil and INSA of Lyon, Thermal Centre of Lyon, Building Physics Team (CETHIL/ETB) in France.
Teresa Queiroz, Leopoldo Bastos and Patrick Depecker
In urban canyons reflected sunlight can play an important role in the illumination of buildings, particularly in orientations and during times of the day where sunlight is not incident on the windows.
L. Brotas and M. Wilson
IQ-Test is a Thematic Network supported by the European Community under the EESD Programme.The objective of IQ-TEST is to further develop common quality procedures for the PASSYS/PASLINK test cell facilities that exist in 12 European countries.
Paul Baker
This paper discusses the status of standards and regulations concerning performance calculationmethods for renewable energies systems in the built environment.
J.J. Bloem
In a building, energy consumption and user’s comfort are directly related to its thermal performance. In early stages of building design, architects do not have enough input data to perform precise calculations.
Eduardo B. P. Castro, Joseph Virgone, Leopoldo E. G. Bastos
Spectral radiative properties of panel glass and coatings are measured, like transmittance and reflectance. The coating influence on the panel behavior is presented.
V. P. Nicolau, M. T. C. M. Borges, and L. M. S. Silva
The European Commission has expressed the wish to harmonize energy regulations in the building sector and at the same time has formulated goals for promoting the use of renewable energy sources.
M. Beerepoot
People employed in building offices have new needs in terms of comfort at the working place.
V. Meunier, S. Houpert, R. Brec
The EC funded ‘SmartHomes’ project commenced in 2001 as a 3 year programme. The primary objective is to establish Internet-based energy services and test these within field trials in Sweden, Greece, the Czech Republic and the UK.
Clarke J A, Johnstone C M, Kim J, Strachan P A
The optical performance of redirecting daylight materials under given outdoor illumination conditions is characterized by mean of virtual goniophotometry, and results are expressed as light source equivalent distributions that can be then used as
R. Mitanchey, L. Escaffre, C. Marty
Solar shading devices can significantly improve thermal comfort and reduce cooling loads and potential glare problems in highly glazed buildings.
Helena Bulow-Hube and Urban Lundh
In this paper, we use the validation test cases initialized within the subtask C, "Daylight design tools", of IEA SHC Task 21, "Daylight in buildings" to assess the accuracy of a commercial lighting software, Lightscape 3.2.
F. Maamari and M. Fontoynont
PASLINK is the grouping of 14 European research institutes involved in the performance assessment of the thermal and solar characteristics of building components under real climate conditions.
Luk Vandaele, Peter WoutersHans Bloem
DayMedia and MulCom are multimedia teaching packages targeted at architects and building engineers, as well as students.
Mike Wilson, Axel Jacobs, Fergus Nicol, John Solomon
The thermal performance of a building depends on a number of building design parameters. Development of ‘energy efficient building concepts’ therefore requires insight in the here mentioned interrelation.
Marrit Pel and Marinus van der Voorden
Advanced daylighting strategies and systems can considerably reduce a building’s electricity consumption and also significantly improve the quality of light in an indoor environment.
J. P. Barthel, A. Comblen, G. Flamant and C. Eugène
In the framework of harmonisation of the Slovene legislation with the European, in 1995 the Ministry of Environment and Physical Planning of the Republic of Slovenia began with the preparation of new Slovene standards and regulations.
Ziva Kristl
Together with the definition of innovative plant and envelope technological solutions for buildings, many simulation tools (models) have been developed to make the design choices easier.
A. De Salvia, R. Lollini, I. Meroni