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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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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Bourgeois, D.; Reinhart, C.F.
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.
Ghosh, B.; Roy, M.
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.
Catalina, T.; Virgone, J.; Martin, J.J.
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.
Chia, Y.L.; Lee, S.E.
This paper presents the energy and economic analysis used to determine cost effective requirementslevels to the thermal standard for buildings in Lebanon.
Mourtada, A.; Ordoqui, J.; Thibon, J.L.; Karaki, A.
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.
Guertler, P.; Smith, W.