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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This paper is based on the first Belgian case study developed in the frame of theIEA-ECBCS annex 48 project.
Hanus, V.; Lebrun, J.; Lemort, V.
The aim of the Pythagoras project is the development and assessment of Greek national trainingmaterial in the sector of indoor environmental quality.
Papaglastra, M.; Santamouris, M.; Mihalakakou, G.; Matthopoulos, D.; Geranios, A.; Papadopoulos, A.; Stavrakakis, G.; Deligiannakis, I.; Kolokotsa, D.; Giama, E.; Aristotelis, A.; Tsezos, V.; Nicolaou, T.; Doulka, E.; Mouriki, E.
High energy savings can be expected from building energy and climate concepts which combinethe heat pump technology with a low temperature energy distributions such as concrete corewater pipe circuits within building zones.
Madjidi, M.; Dippel, Th.
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.
Castro, N.; Friedman, H.; Frank, M.
This paper describes an educational tool developed at LASH ENTPE (France) laboratory.
El Mankibi, M.; Michel, P.; Cantin, R.
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.
Fontoynont, M.; Escaffre, L.; Avouac-Bastie, P.
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.
Kalamees, T.
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.
Schmidt, D.
The EIE 2003 SAVE ENPER EXIST project (www.enper-exist.com) aims to address the specificproblems of the existing buildings in the scope of the introduction of the Energy Performance ofBuildings Directive (E
Loncour, X.; Wouters, P.
This paper presents an analysis of the transient thermal performance of dynamic insulation.
Qiu, K.; Haghighat, F.
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.
Enai, M.; Ohashi, M.; Hayama, H.
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.
Virtanen, M.J.; Ala-Juusela, M.
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).
Streicher, W.; Heimrath, R.; Hengsberger, H.; Mach, T.; Waldner, R.; Flamant, G.; Loncour, X.; Guarracino, G.; Erhorn, H.; Erhorn-Kluttig, H.; Santamouris, M.; Farou, I.; Duarte, R.; Blomsterberg, A.; Sjöberg, L.; Blomquist, C.
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.

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