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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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
A review of the solar water heating equations in the BRE Domestic Energy Model was carried out using data from a recent monitoring project. The savings predicted by the model did not match the test data well, so improved equations were devised.
J H Henderson
The Universal Fibre Optics project which is part funded by the EC 'ENERGIE' programme involves design and construction of a luminaire which allows the integration of daylight and artificial light.
Mike Wilson, Axel Jacobs, John Solomon, Wilfried Pohl, Andreas Zimmermann, Aris Tsangrassoulis, Marc Fontoynont
The paper describes the comfort analysis based on simulation tools, microclimaticmeasurements and people response to interview.The results confirm a discrepancy between quantitative evaluation and sensatioin vote, butlowe then one reported by othe
G. Scudo, A. Rogora, V. Dessì
Preliminary experiments with a novel glazing system developed at the Desert Architecture and Urban Planning Unit of Ben-Gurion University of the Negev indicated that it may provide improved visual and thermal performance in buildings with large gl
E. Erell, Y. Etzion, N. Carlstrom, M. Sandberg, J. Molina, I. Maestre, E. Maldonado, V. Leal, O. Gutschker
We are developing a model that is able to predict the most adapted venetian blinds position (slat angle) for a VDU office worker, considering visual comfort matters.
Yannick Sutter, Dominique Dumortier, Marc Fontoynont.
Actually and in the near future, due to the necessity of refrigeration, the need of thermal energy dissipation systems will be increased. One of the best element, is the cooling tower, but it has one mean inconvenient, what is the use of a fan.
J. Mª Galán, A. Viedma, M. Lucas, P. Martínez and M. Gemelli
The Satel-Light Internet server provides to designers and engineers daylight information which was previously unavailable.
Dominique Dumortier, Frans Van Roy
The effect of the synoptic scale atmospheric circulation on the urban heat island phenomenon over Athens, Greece, was investigated and quantified for a period of two years, using a neural network approach.
G. Mihalakakou, H.A. Flocas and M. Santamouris
The White Paper on renewable Energy proposes market measures for fair access to the electricitymarket, fiscal and financing measures, a bio-energy initiative and improved building regulations.
P. Doukas, M.Santamouris
In December 2000, a new demonstration building for lighting research "Valotalo" (Light House) wasinaugurated at Helsinki University of Technology.
J. Lehtovaara, V.L. Gligor and L. Halonen
The building system provides a solar energy passive contribution into a bio-climatic assembly. The heat carrier is the air. The solar radiation thermal conversion is made through the greenhouse effect.
Nicolae Petrasincu
High-density residential development is always a challenging and attractive issue, particular in thosecountries have shortage of land for development.
O. Chung
Acoustics research is thriving and allowed significant progress in the improvement of living conditions.However, a gap has been noted between research and practical applications in situ.
J. J. Delétré
In the scope of the Belgian “Active Façades” project, a full-scale testing of active façades has been realized in outdoor test cells.
G. Flamant, X. Loncour, P. Wouters
In modern architecture glazed units have become a component whose diversified and complex functions shall often satisfy conflicting needs.
C. Aghemo, P. Iacomussi, S. Pezzana, G. Rossi
The potential of controlling techniques for an electrochromic device is investigated in a systematic way, using both experimental and theoretical tools.
M.N.Assimakopoulos, A. Tsangrassoulis, G. Guarracino, M.Santamouris
The paper deals with a complete procedure for the calculation of material embodied energy inthe building sector using a Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) approach; the calculation of embodied energy for building material and components during the design
L. De Santoli, E. Costanzo, F. Cumo, A. Sferra