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.
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
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.
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.
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.
This paper presents the energy and economic analysis used to determine cost effective requirementslevels to the thermal standard for buildings in Lebanon.
Mapping Out an Integrated Policy Approach for Energy Savings in Europe’s High-Rise Residential Buildings | 2006 | English
In the context of pressing and frequently conflicting environmental, economic and social policyobjectives, energy efficiency investment is repeatedly found to be a cost-effective and reconcilablecomponent of energy policies.
This paper presents a case study of a typically poor energy performing factory building singled outfrom nation-wide study on factory buildings for improving energy performance.
Active solar heating was a favorite topic after the first energy crisis. Usage for space heating, however,proved to be completely uneconomic. Domestic hot water systems, instead, retained attention.
Natural Convection in Rectangular Enclosure Due to Flux Density of Heat Prescribed to its Water-Saturated Vertical Porous Wall | 2006 | English
Unsteady natural convection in a rectangular enclosure with a vertical saturated porous wall is studiednumerically.
In 1997 several countries ratified the Kyoto protocol and so engage themselves to take into accountthe global warming, promote the sustainable development and act in order to reduce emission ofgreenhouse gases.
Assessment of the Potential of Cool Materials to Contribute to the Mitigation of the Heat Island Effect in Athens | 2006 | English
The mitigation of the heat island effect can be achieved by the use of cool materials that arecharacterized by high solar reflectance and infrared emittance values.
This work is aimed at assessing the economical feasibility of a retrofit intervention consisting into the façade renovation of an office building, built in the 70s and located in Italy near Torino.
The indoor climate plays a key-role in relation to sustainable building. Often measured or simulatedtime series are used for the evaluation of indoor climate performances.