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
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
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,
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This paper presents the results of a Radiance-based intermodel comparison between the validatedDaysim daylight coefficient model and a new standard model for dynamic daylighting simulations (DDS).The new model offers independence from site locatio
Building Integrated Photovoltaic (BiPV) systems is a “Zero Land and Zero Water” power systems as it neither consume any additional land nor consume any water. Moreover, introduction of BiPV systems reduces the thermal load of the building.
Evaluation of Performances, Thermal Comfort and Energy Consumption of a Reversible Radiant Ceiling by Capillary Mat: Application for the Prefabricated Buildings | 2006 | English
The objective of this paper is to analyse if Radiant Cooling Ceiling (RCC) has the potential to providebetter comfort and energy consumption in prefabricated buildings by comparison with conventionalsystems installed on this structures.