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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Available time for building construction is getting shorter, therefore the number of buildings which are built with lightweight building elements (LBE) is increasing.
Cerne B, Medved S.
Air leakages can cause a significant energy penalty, inability of the heating system, and failure of the ventilation system – especially in passive houses. However, they can be avoided if given serious consideration in the design phase.
Dorschky S., Rolfsmeier S.
Demand-controlled ventilation (DCV) has largely been documented in the literature through fielddemonstration projects and computer simulation studies.
Tissot A., Archenault M.
The passive cooling techniques such as night time cross ventilation is potentially an interesting strategy to provide substantial cooling energy savings in warm climates.
Salmerón Lissen J.M., Sánchez de la Flor F.J. , Álvarez Domínguez S.A., Ruiz Pardo A.
The potential for passive cooling of roof slabs incorporating an air cavity is important with respect tothermal comfort.
Borg R.P.
The purpose of this study is to determine how levels of ventilation rates and indoor air quality vary in elementary schools in southern Japan. This study is based on field monitoring carried out as intermittent monitoring from summer to winter.
Iwashita G.
This paper presents results of an evaluation of workplace occupant satisfaction in 16 state ofthe art office buildings of a variety of sizes and energy concepts in Germany.
Gossauer E, Leonhart R., Wagner A.
Cross ventilation is one of the most important techniques for maintaining a comfortable indoorenvironment in hot and mild seasons with less cooling energy.
Nishizawa S., Sawachi T.,Narita K.,Kiyota N.,Seto H.
A promising approach to reduce the primary energy demand of office-buildings without violatingthermal comfort is passive cooling by thermo-active building systems (TABS).
Kalz D., Pfafferott J., Herkel S.
The objective of this paper is to present long time monitoring and post occupancy evaluation of theMoravian Metropolitan Library with the ventilated solar faade used for space heating and with mixing chamber for cooling with the forced ventilation
Sedlak J. , Suster P., Pitrocha T.
Being the largest energy consumer, building sector represents a major stake for the actualenvironmental concerns.
Moujalled B., Cantin R., Guarracino G.
Dynamic analysis is very useful to obtain thermal properties of building components.
Jiménez M. J. , Heras M. R.
The Municipality of Imola is strongly committed to environmental friendly and energy consciouspolicies both at urban planning level and public building design.
Grosso M., Raimondo L., Dal Fiume A.
Responsive Building Elements (RBE), as defined in International Energy Agency - Annex 44,are building construction components which are actively used for transfer and storage ofheat, light, water and air.
Perino M.
In cold and moderate climates, improvements in building shell insulation and air-tightness imply a shiftin heating loads from transmission and infiltration towards ventilation.
Sakulpipatsin P.,Boelman E.C., Cauberg J.J.M.
In this paper, a model for predicting whole building heat and moisture transfer was presented. Both heat and moisture transfer in the building envelope and indoor air were simultaneously considered; their interactions were modeled.
Qin M., .Belarbi R., Aït-Mokhtar A.
The process of implementation of the EPBD in Austria is now carried out for several years.
Streicher W., Eiper T.
In the first phase of the current project, the ventilation rates of occupied houses in the northern region of Japan were investigated from 2001 to 2005.
Takaki R., Yoshino H., Mihara K. , Maatouk K.
In most conditioned spaces, the Mixing Jet Ventilation (MJV) systems are commonly installed. Relying on turbulent mixing, MJV homogeneously controls the room environment.
Varodompun J. , Cotel A.J.,. Navvab M.
The idea proposed in this paper is to control the HVAC equipment with predicting the heating/cooling loads and indoor conditions by computational simulation according to the target, such as energy consumption, energy cost, CO2 generation and indoo
Utsumi Y., Mitamura T., Kamimura K.