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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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.
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 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.
Detailed mathematical models of VAV equipment and subsystems have been developed and used tocompose larger DCV systems with a large degree of detail.
Sørensen B.R.
Sustainable architecture design for tropical climates requires the use of natural ventilation besideseveral strategies, as appropriated materials, site location, faade orientation, solar shading, etc.
Bastos L.E.G., Barroso-Krause C., Beck L.
The EPBD prescribes an energy performance certificate for buildings.
Schmidt F., Kopetzky R.
This study aims at investigating the actual conditions of indoor environment in schools in order toobtain fundamental information for proper ventilation design of buildings.
Yoshino H., Mihara K., Takizawa N., Kurabuchi T., Muramatsu S., Kumagai K., Noguchi M., Yanagisawa Y.
The absolute necessity of air renewal to maintain indoor air quality and thermal comfort in buildingsfaces the major issue of energy consumption reduction and optimisation in building sector.
Cordier N., Michel P.
Natural ventilation driven by the combined forces of wind and buoyancy has been studiedexperimentally for a building flanked by others forming urban canyons.
Syrios K., Hunt G.R.
Important oversizing factors are observed for room air-conditioners leading to important energy wastes and costly summer peak demands for utilities.
Bory D., Dupont M., Rivière P.
In this article the concept of a new energy-efficient office building and results of a 3-year monitoringare described.
Kleber M., Wagner A.
Analytic models and static approaches as the case of Fanger, Deval, Sherman, Gagge, and Stolwijkmodels cannot completely predict indoor thermal comfort.
Harijaona Z., Moujalled B., Cantin R., Guarracino G.
Ventilation is essential for health and comfort of building occupants. It is particularly required to diluteand/or remove pollutants emitted by occupants metabolism.
Richieri F., Michel P., El Mankibi M.
Balanced ventilation systems with heat recovery and earth to air heat exchangers are interestingtechniques, which can reduce heating and cooling demand of buildings, and improve internal thermal comfort.
Chlela F., Husaunndee A., Inard C., Kartachi Y., Riederer P.
The optimization of building thermal performance has traditionally been based on designers’ experience.
Conraud Bianchi J.,Mengistu T., Haghigat F., Ghaly W.S.