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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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.
The average air tightness of the ventilation ductwork in France is rather poor, corresponding toa 3A class. This is mainly due to air leakage in the fittings.
Vialle P.J.
Application of scale models along with the use of wind tunnel testing facility have been the primary tool used in building aerodynamic studies by architects and planners.
Navvab M., Varodompun J.
This presentation will make the audience aware of the importance of ISO-recognized certificationprograms in the testing adjusting and balancing and commissioning of HVAC systems.
Emblem E., Hamilton J.
This article presents the application of the zonal approach for modeling airflow and temperaturedistribution in Doube-Skin Facades (DSF).
Jiru T.E., Haghighat F., Perino M., Zhanghirella F.
The paper evaluates the potential work performance benefits of increased ventilation. We analysed the literature relating work performance with ventilation rate and employed statistical analyses.
Seppanen O., Fisk W.J., Lei G.H., Heinonen J.
In Cuba the climate is tropical, with average solar radiation of 5.5 kW-h/m2and an annual average temperature of 25 °C. The relative humidity is high all of the time, with an annual average between 75 % and 85%.
Carbonell T., De Paepe M., Quesada G.
The paper presents the evaluation of the current HVAC components and indoor climate of a high tech Naval Depot in case of failure events.
Van Schijndel A.W.M., Schellen H.L., Timmermans W.J.
In most conditioned spaces, the Mixing Jet Ventilation (MJV) systems are commonly installed. Relying on turbulent mixing, MJV homogeneously controls the room environment.
Varodompun J. , Cotel A.J.,. Navvab M.
European Directive for Energy Performance of Buildings (EPBD) was approved in the beginning of2003. The transition period is 3-6 years depending of the article.
Olesen B.W.
French buildings highly contribute to the total national energy consumption.
Sarrade L.,Manificat A., Corgier D.
Since the energy-crisis of the 70’ies, the trend goes to energy-saving constructions, that have strongly changed our way of building.
Leimer H.P., Toepfer I.