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.
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
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.
IQ-test - Improving quality in testing and evaluation of solar and thermal characteristics of building components | 2002 | English
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
Daylighting information throughout Europe using the SATEL-LIGHT and SODA internet servers | 2002 | English
The Satel-Light Internet server provides to designers and engineers daylight information which was previously unavailable.
The impact of synoptic-scale atmospheric circulation on the urban heat island effect over Athens, Greece | 2002 | English
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.
Design guidelines for the Efficient Integration ofRenewable Energy systems and techniques in newbuild settlements in Europe | 2002 | English
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.
In December 2000, a new demonstration building for lighting research "Valotalo" (Light House) wasinaugurated at Helsinki University of Technology.
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.
High-density residential development is always a challenging and attractive issue, particular in thosecountries have shortage of land for development.
Defining an architectural or urban sound environment: The experience of a pluridisciplinary approach | 2002 | English
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.
In the scope of the Belgian “Active Façades” project, a full-scale testing of active façades has been realized in outdoor test cells.
Chromatic and luminous characterization of glazing planes: Critical analysis of international standards | 2002 | English
In modern architecture glazed units have become a component whose diversified and complex functions shall often satisfy conflicting needs.
The potential of controlling techniques for an electrochromic device is investigated in a systematic way, using both experimental and theoretical tools.
Embodied Energy as Indicator of Building Environmental Behavior. Taking into Account Building Elements Durability | 2002 | English
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