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.
23rd AIVC and EPIC 2002 Conference - Lyon, France- 23-26 October 2002
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
IQ-test - Improving quality in testing and evaluation of solar and thermal characteristics of building components | 2002 | English
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.
DayMedia and MulCom are multimedia teaching packages targeted at architects and building engineers, as well as students.
An user-friendly computer program to predict in early stages of project the thermal comfort and energy efficiency of buildings under tropical climate conditions | 2002 | English
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.
Spectral radiative properties of panel glass and coatings are measured, like transmittance and reflectance. The coating influence on the panel behavior is presented.
Comparison of new Slovene regulation "Thermal Protection and Efficient Use of Energy in Buildings" with EnEV | 2002 | English
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.
People employed in building offices have new needs in terms of comfort at the working place.
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.
From optical performances characterization of a redirecting daylight material to daylighting simulations | 2002 | English
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
Solar shading devices can significantly improve thermal comfort and reduce cooling loads and potential glare problems in highly glazed buildings.
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.
Use of IEA-SHC Task 21 C Benchmarks to assess performance of lightscape 3.2 in daylight calculations | 2002 | English
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.
Prediction of the impact of building design parameters on the thermal behaviour of a building in the early design stage | 2002 | English
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.
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.
This paper discusses the status of standards and regulations concerning performance calculationmethods for renewable energies systems in the built environment.
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 common architectural feature of curtain wall facades is constituted by a transparent double-glazing unit mounted in front of a recessed interior metal panel.
Promoting renewable energy in building regulations: Confronting theory and practice | 2002 | English
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.
Various types of double façades can be distinguished. In earlier work a simple simulation model for the energy performance of double facades is developed. In this paper the problem of modelling a half-open sunshade between sheets is discussed.
Application of genetic algorithms to adapt an energy efficient shading device controller to the user wishes | 2002 | English
In order to improve the user acceptance of an automatic shading device controller, user wishes concerning the blind position are learned and integrated in the automatic controller through an innovative adaptation system developed with the use of G