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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The integration of renewable energy systems, mainly active solar ones, in buildings has been an aim of intense research over the last thirty years.
A.M.Papadopoulos, S.Oxizidis, A.Avgelis
In this paper, we present the luminance calibration of the Coolpix 990, a digital camera made by Nikon. We test the different settings of the camera and choose which ones will be adapted to the calibration procedure.
B. Coutelier and D. Dumortier
Since the wall insulation of buildings and the quality of glazing improve more and more, the window frame becomes the weak point in the facade from a thermal perspective. This paper discusses a new frameless window construction.
Leo Wijnands, Aart Schuur, and Marinus van der Voorden
Evidence suggests that a significant number of large highly-glazed spaces have major design flaws that lead to energy wastage and discomfort.
M. Humbert, F. R. Carrié
In effective use of solar energy and calculation of the heat load of buildings for energy conservation, the actualstate meteorological data are indispensable.
N. Igawa, H. Nakamura, Y. Koga, T. Matsuzawa and K. Yoshimura
The aim of the present study is the proposal of a novel tracking mirror system for the daylighting of deep interior spaces, such as commercial buildings, underground railway stations, parkings, etc..
L.Marletta, F.Sicurella
The main purpose of the present study is to define places in the major Athens area where the heat island effect occurs. Several important climatic parameters are examined in combination with the application of various statistical tests.
I. Livada, M. Santamouris, K. Niachou, N. Papanikolaou, and G. Mihalakakou
External shading systems, window systems and light control systems try to reach the indoor comfort and energy saving by approaches, that are different in complexity, costs and results; besides a good coordination among them could produce better pe
F. Gugliermetti, F. Bisegna
The general objective of the Hip-Hip project, partly funded by the EC, is to foster market penetration of GC-PV systems integrated in buildings in Europe by removing technical and non technical barriers as well as developing new PV products for th
Isabelle Michel, Denis Rambaud-Méasson
Radiative cooling systems by means of nocturnal longwave radiation have captured the attention of today’s specialists involved in the construction building process.
D. Aelenei, C. Da Piedade and M. Rodrigues
The purpose of this paper is to validate Kittler-Perez model of classification of sky luminance distribution about the IDMP data in Kyoto Japan.
Noriko Umemiya
During the design process of heating systems, the designer must analyse various factors in order to determine the best design options.
Matjaz Prek
Energy performance standardisation evaluates all measures at the building and building services level that improve energy efficiency. Thermostatic valves are one of the choices, which are considered.
H. Hens, F. Ali Mohamed, G. Verbeeck
The energy consumption of consumer electronics is steadily increasing. In the 1992-1996 period its energy consumption has increased by roughly 50%.
P. Michel, P. Nolay, A. Anglade, A. Filloux, R. Cantin
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
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
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
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