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 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
A. Guillemin and N. Morel
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
The current paper presents the first outcome of a study dealing with thermal quality of buildings in a context of rationalized energy spending.
M.E. Hobaica, F. Allard, R. Belarbi and L. Rosales
SERRAGLAZE is a breakthrough daylighting system designed to be incorporated into the primary glazing of normal sidelit rooms to save energy and enhance comfort.The paper describes the design, construction and optical properties of the plastic SERR
Peter J Milner
Experimental and analytical assessment of three types of spacer bars used in making insulated glass (IG) units were performed and reported earlier, Elmahdy et al (1993).
A. H. Elmahdy
Information in the UK Climate Change Programme suggests that carbon savings in the domestic sector from end-use efficiency improvements could amount to some 4.7MtC/yr in 2010, based on allowances for improvements to the building regulations, resid
L D Shorrock and J I Utley
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