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.
27th AIVC and 4th Epic Conference - Lyon, France - 20-22 November 2006
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.
Contains 153 papers
This paper describes an educational tool developed at LASH ENTPE (France) laboratory.
State of the Art of Double Skin Facades in Europe The results of WP1 of the BESTFAÇADE Project | 2006 | English
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).
High Lighting Quality Targets with Minimum Electric Power Density: Results of Experimentation | 2006 | English
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.
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.
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.
This paper describes ongoing energy benchmarking studies of double-skin façade buildings. Benchmarking methodology is discussed. Some preliminary results are presented.
This paper presents an analysis of the transient thermal performance of dynamic insulation.
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.
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.
Building Blueprint: Endorsement Schemes for Building Energy Efficiency Improvements in the EU25 | 2006 | English
Although there is significant support among policy makers and politicians for energy efficiencyimprovements in buildings, there remains a lack of understanding of what policies (regulatory,economic, communicative and organisational) can deliver th
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.
The objective of the paper is to present a new educational concept for improving the accessibility towhole building Heat, Air & Moisture (HAM) simulation models developed in the simulation environmentHAMLab.
Recent studies predict a dramatic increase of cooling energy demand in Europe, despite the availableknowledge and technologies of passive cooling.
The combined heat, cooling and power production (CHCP) is one of the most interesting methods toincrease the system global efficiency by supplying electric and thermal power needs both in winter andin summer, and at the same time reducing CO2 emis
Energy and Exergy Analysis of Integrated Systems of Buildings and District Energy Plants | 2006 | English
The purpose of the paper is to influence governments throughout the world to achieve massiveimprovements in energy and exergy performance in their respective countries by legislation and otherpolicy instruments keyed to the overall or integrated e
Direct Ground Cooling: Influence of Ground Properties on the Ground Heat Exchanger Size | 2006 | English
In this paper the thermal behaviour of a direct ground cooling system located in Milano, Italy, isstudied by means of dynamic simulations performed in the TRNSYS environment.
The purpose of this paper is to introduce Energy Smart Tool, a new web-based building energyperformance benchmarking system developed recently by Energy Sustainability Unit of NationalUniversity of Singapore.
Researchers and practitioners have proposed a variety of solutions to reduce electricity consumptionand curtail peak demand.
Heat and mass transfers in building materials influence the thermal properties and performances ofthe materials more especially as they are porous.