The 27th AIVC and 4th Epic Conference, Technologies & sustainable policies for a radical decrease of the energy consumption in buildings, was held in Lyon, France, 20-22 November 2006.

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The common EPIC – AIVC Conference was organized in Lyon France between 22 to 24 of November 2006. A very high number of excellent papers were presented and the conference was regarded as being of high scientific quality. 
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A conference report from the 27th AIVC and 4th Epic Conference  "Technologies & sustainable policies for a radical decrease of the energy consumption in buildings", held in Lyon, France, 20-22 November 2006. .
Martin Liddament
Because we spend most of our time in enclosed spaces, thermal comfort of buildings rose increasinglyand then energy consumption correspondingly is increased, aggravating the pollution of naturalenvironment.
Kuznik, F.; Virgone, J.; Reisdorf, R.
Many modern office buildings have highly glazed facades. Their energy efficiency and indoor climateis, however, being questioned.
Blomsterberg, A.
Double skin facades have become a major architectural element in office buildings over the last 15years.
Waldner, R.
It is often claimed that energy is consumed, not only in everyday conversation but also in scientificdiscussions associated with energy and environmental issues.
Schmidt, D.; Müller, D.
This paper is based on the first Belgian case study developed in the frame of theIEA-ECBCS annex 48 project.
Hanus, V.; Lebrun, J.; Lemort, V.
The aim of the Pythagoras project is the development and assessment of Greek national trainingmaterial in the sector of indoor environmental quality.
Papaglastra, M.; Santamouris, M.; Mihalakakou, G.; Matthopoulos, D.; Geranios, A.; Papadopoulos, A.; Stavrakakis, G.; Deligiannakis, I.; Kolokotsa, D.; Giama, E.; Aristotelis, A.; Tsezos, V.; Nicolaou, T.; Doulka, E.; Mouriki, E.
High energy savings can be expected from building energy and climate concepts which combinethe heat pump technology with a low temperature energy distributions such as concrete corewater pipe circuits within building zones.
Madjidi, M.; Dippel, Th.
In 2005, the Executive Committee of the International Energy Agency’s (IEA) Energy Conservation in Buildings and Community Systems (ECBCS) program approved the start of a new four-year research project on building commissioning.
Castro, N.; Friedman, H.; Frank, M.
This paper describes an educational tool developed at LASH ENTPE (France) laboratory.
El Mankibi, M.; Michel, P.; Cantin, R.
We have conducted a campaign of testing efficient lighting installations during 6months in the area of Lyon, France. 26 work places were tested, each of them with aspecific lighting scheme.
Fontoynont, M.; Escaffre, L.; Avouac-Bastie, P.
The EIE 2003 SAVE ENPER EXIST project (www.enper-exist.com) aims to address the specificproblems of the existing buildings in the scope of the introduction of the Energy Performance ofBuildings Directive (E
Loncour, X.; Wouters, P.
This paper analyzes the indoor hygrothermal loads measured in 27 detached houses and in 13apartments. A survey was conducted during the years 2003-2006 in Estonia.
Kalamees, T.
It is often claimed that energy is consumed; this is not only done in everyday conversation but also inscientific discussions associated with energy and environmental issues.
Schmidt, D.
This paper presents an analysis of the transient thermal performance of dynamic insulation.
Qiu, K.; Haghighat, F.
The project BESTFAÇADE accumulated the state of the art of double skin façades in seven European countries (Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Greece, Portugal and Sweden).
Streicher, W.; Heimrath, R.; Hengsberger, H.; Mach, T.; Waldner, R.; Flamant, G.; Loncour, X.; Guarracino, G.; Erhorn, H.; Erhorn-Kluttig, H.; Santamouris, M.; Farou, I.; Duarte, R.; Blomsterberg, A.; Sjöberg, L.; Blomquist, C.
In this paper, we discuss the characteristics, of diatomite, a moisture-absorbent material used for anew air-conditioning system. Diatomite powder is formed into grains (diameter: 8 mm) with a slantrotatingprocessing machine.
Enai, M.; Ohashi, M.; Hayama, H.
This paper summarises the work of the LowEx co-operation /1/. The aim was to promote rational use ofenergy by encouraging the use of low temperature heating systems and high temperature cooling systems ofbuildings.
Virtanen, M.J.; Ala-Juusela, M.
Important properties of the indoor air quality are temperature and humidity. Very often in new and oldbuildings the temperature is too high or varies too strongly.
Dreyer, J.

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