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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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.
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.
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.
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.
Multi-layers polycarbonate panels are naturally good thermal insulation materials.
Fontoynont, M.; Egermann, C.; Marty, C.; Avouac Bastie, P.
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
Assoa, Y.B., Brau, J.; Menezo, C.; Yezou, R.
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.
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
Caruso, G.; De Santoli, L.; Giamminuti, F.; Sodani, P.
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
Solberg, D.P.W.
Recent studies predict a dramatic increase of cooling energy demand in Europe, despite the availableknowledge and technologies of passive cooling.
Varga, M.; Bangens, L.; Cavelius, R.; Isaksson, C.; Laia, C.; Leutgöb, K.; Lopes, C.; Martinez Davison, J.; Nicol, J.F.; Pagliano, L.; Perednis, E.; Read, G.E.F.; Zangheri, P.
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.
Lee, S.E.; Sun, H.S.; Wu, X.C.; Chia, Y.L.
Researchers and practitioners have proposed a variety of solutions to reduce electricity consumptionand curtail peak demand.
Amrani Joutey, H.; Vaezi-Nejad, H.; Clemonçon, B.; Rosenstein, F.
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.
Angelotti, A.; Solaini, G.
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.
Duquesne, M.
Heat and mass transfers in building materials influence the thermal properties and performances ofthe materials more especially as they are porous.
Samri, D.; Arnaud, L.
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.
Safer, N.; Gavan, V.; Woloszyn, M.; Roux, J-J.
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)[1] and is supported by the EC’s Intel
Boonstra, C.; Cohen, R.; Field, J.; Bordass, B.
At present 95% of energy consumption for heating, domestic hot water, air conditioning, lighting andventilation in Europe are related to buildings built before 1980.
Ferrari, S.
Since most important design decisions are taken during the first design phase, an evaluation ofthe total environmental impact is necessary at that moment.
Allacker, K.; De Troyer, F.