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 

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Vegetation on the building envelope can have a marked effect on the microclimate and on the building’s energy behavior as well. In this paper, the impact of planted roofs on the thermal load of buildings is presented.
Aravantinos, D.G.; Axarli, K.N.
In this paper, a study of the energy performance in Singapore’s hotel industry is reported. Energy consumption data and other pertinent information were collected from 29 quality hotels through a national survey.
Wu, X.; Lee, S.E.; Priyadarsini, R.
The Singular Strategic Project called Bioclimatic Architecture and Solar Cooling, ARFRISOL (ARquitectura bioclimática y FRIo SOLar, in Spanish), has been promoted and supported by Spanish Ministry of Education and Science (MEC).
Heras, J.; Palero, S.; Enriquez, R.; Bosqued, A.; San Juan, C.; Ferrar, J.A.; Soutullo, S.; Guzman, J.; Jimenez, M.J.; Marti, J.; Bosqued, R.; Seco, O.; Heras, M.R.
The goal of this study, carried out on a wooden building, is to apply the methodology of identification inorder to obtain the physical parameters which characterize the thermal behaviour of the building.
Mejri, O.; Palomo, E.; Ghrab-Morcos, N.
As in other parts of the world, building legislation has been used since the 1980s by governmentbodies in the Arabian Gulf countries.
Awawdeh, S.; Tweed, C.
The EPLabel project is developing a ‘graduated response’ to address the EPBD Article 7.3 requirement for ‘Public Buildings’ over 1,000 m² to display an Energy Performance Certificate prominently.
Cohen, R.; Bordass, W.; Field, J.
Indoor humidity is an important parameter influencing the occupants’ perception of indoor air quality, and is also a cause of harmful processes that may occur on surfaces of materials, such as cracking of walls or microbiological growth.
Woloszyn, M.; May, M.; Kwiatkowski, J.
The paper describes the transfer of technology appropriated from the social, economical andenvironmental point of view in schools at the province of Mendoza (South latitude 32, 53, Westlongitude 68 51, semi-arid climate) placed at the Southwest re
Pattini, A.; Kirschbauw, C.
In order to compare a hybrid lighting system with automatic control to a traditional lighting system withmanual control, a subjective assessment study was carried out in two rooms at the TechnicalUniversity of Istanbul.
Erdem, L.; Enarun, D.
To achieve the intended results of building, managing and using a property requires knowledge,continuity and communication, which can be assured by a dynamic and flexible quality assurance(QA) system.
Wahlström, A.; Törnström, T.; Ruud, S.
This paper focuses on energy performance compliance checks to the French EP-regulation RT 2000 and the way they are performed in Rhône-Alpes, Burgundy, and Franche-Comté.
Lecointre, W.; Carrié, F.R.; Fournier, M.; Garin, D.
The present paper presents the results of the application of cluster analysis in the energy rating ofschool buildings.
Gaitani, N.; Santamouris, M.; Mihalakakou, G.; Patargias, P.
This paper presents the application of multi-inputs single-output (MISO) models to estimate thethermophysicals parameters of a building.
Boubaker, J.B.H.; Ghrab-Morcos, N.; Candau, Y.
In March 2003 a “CO2 - Saving Potential when using Pipe Insulation” study [1], sponsored by Armacell - worldwide producer of flexible pipe insulation products, was published by the Centre for Environmentally Sustainable Buildings (ZUB) in Kassel.
Chmielarski, J.
Within the context of an energy performance regulation, it is essential to take the transmission lossesinto account. If building details are not well designed or carried out, thermal bridges can substantiallyincrease the transmission losses.
Vandermarcke, B.; Schietecat, J.; Houvenaghel, G.; Van Orshoven, D.; Roels, S.; Janssens, A.
The utilization factor is a relative well-known concept used in some simplified calculation methodssuch as the procedure described in the CEN EN-13790 where the FU depends on the inertia of thezone.
Sanchez de la Flor, F.J.; Alvarez Dominguez, S.; Salmeron Lissen, J.M., Ruiz Pardo, A.
According to the Article 6 of the 2002/91/EC – EP “when buildings with a total useful floor area over 1000 m2 undergo major renovation their energy performance is upgraded in order to meet minimum requirements ….” which should be derived “…in acco
Zöld, A.; Szalay, Z.; Csoknyai, T.
The paper describes results of a Preliminary Study for the Plan of Quality of Living (PSPQL) of a townin the hinterland of Milan, conducted by an interdisciplinary group of researchers, involving alsofacilitators, town councillors, administrators,
Caputo, P.; Oppio, A.
This paper aims to report the solar and thermal data for various common and innovative materialsused in outdoor urban applications. The tested materials include various types of coatings, tiles andasphalt pavement.
Synnefa, A.; Santamouris, M.; Korres, D.
Multi-layers polycarbonate panels are naturally good thermal insulation materials.
Fontoynont, M.; Egermann, C.; Marty, C.; Avouac Bastie, P.