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.
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
Handling Thermal Bridges in the Context of the EPBD: Description of the Approach Developed in Belgium | 2006 | English
Identification of the Physical Parameters of an Experimental Solar House in Tunisia | 2006 | English
This paper presents the application of multi-inputs single-output (MISO) models to estimate thethermophysicals parameters of a building.
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
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,
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.
Multi-layers polycarbonate panels are naturally good thermal insulation materials.
Study of a Photovoltaic-Thermal Hybrid Collector with Juxtaposition of Thermal Energy Production Functions | 2006 | English
This work proposes a mathematical dynamic modeling of a PV-T bi-fluids collector prototype that willpermit electricity production and preheating air and/or hot water production.This study is realised in a bi-dimensional geometry according to some
Investigation of the Solar and Thermal Properties of Materials Used in Outdoor Urban Spaces and Buildings | 2006 | English
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.
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
Recent studies predict a dramatic increase of cooling energy demand in Europe, despite the availableknowledge and technologies of passive cooling.
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.
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.
This project aimed at developing a methodology to help the Local Authorities and the town managersto carry out suitable policies in order to save energy and promote the use of renewable energies.
Heat and mass transfers in building materials influence the thermal properties and performances ofthe materials more especially as they are porous.
Double-Skin Facade with Venetian Blind: Global Modelling and Assessment of Energy Performance | 2006 | English
In this past decade, glazed façades use in new buildings has soared. Some of these façades, called "double skin façades", are made of internal and external glazing.
Field Test of Methodology to Produce Building Energy Certificates Based on Operational Ratings | 2006 | English
The EPLabel project addresses the EU Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) Article 7.3: the requirement for ‘Public Buildings’ over 1,000 m² to display an Energy Certificate prominently, OJEC (2003) and is supported by the EC’s Intel
Assessing Energy Saving Potential of a Public Building Stock in Relation to the National Implementation of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive | 2006 | English
At present 95% of energy consumption for heating, domestic hot water, air conditioning, lighting andventilation in Europe are related to buildings built before 1980.
Evaluation of the Environmental Impact and Financial Cost of Buildings in the First Design Phase | 2006 | English
Since most important design decisions are taken during the first design phase, an evaluation ofthe total environmental impact is necessary at that moment.