A conference report from the 28th AIVC and 2nd Palenc Conference " Building Low Energy Cooling and Ventilation Technologies in the 21st Century" held in Crete, Greece, 27-29 September 2007.
28th AIVC and 2nd Palenc Conference - Crete, Greece - 27-29 September 2007
The 28th AIVC and 2nd Palenc Conference, Building Low Energy Cooling and Ventilation Technologies in the 21st Century, was held in Crete, Greece, 27-29 September 2007.
Contains 247 papers
Building Low Energy Cooling and Advanced Ventilation Technologies in the 21st Century | 2007 | English
The goal of this study was to suggest a low-density typologyfor commercial buildings to be applied in the cultural and climatic context of Athens, Greece, with minimal demand for conventional cooling.
A heat island study of Athens using high-resolution satellite imagery and measurementsof the optical and thermal properties of commonly used building and paving materials | 2007 | English
In this study, high-spatial resolution multispectral satelliteimages collected over the metropolitan Athens area in Greece are used to generate a) a broadband albedo map depicting the albedo spatial variations across the metropolitan area, b) a ve
Energy towersA renewable energy technology for producing electricity and desalinated water in arid climates | 2007 | English
“Energy Towers” is the name of a technology which was developed at the Technion--Israel Institute of Technology, to produce electricity in arid lands, taking its predicament - a lot of hot dry air - and turning it into an asset.
Five most commonly used single span shapes of greenhousesviz. even-span, uneven-span, vinery, modified arch and quonset type have been selected for comparison.The length, width and height (at the center) is kept same for all the shapes.
Monitoring and simulation of two operational buildings integrating active thermal mass strategies | 2007 | English
Thermal mass can be used in buildings to reduce the need for and dependence on mechanical heating and cooling systems whilst maintaining environmental comfort.
Urban development is unavoidable as the result of country’s economic growth. Without a careful planning, a city may cause environment destruction. Singapore is known to have the best environmental quality in the world.
On the relation between the energy and social characteristics of the residential sector | 2007 | English
Social, financial, energy and technical data from about 1110 households have been collected during 2004 in the major Athens area. The sample has been divided in seven income groups and a detailed analysis has been performed.
Building integrated PV water heating and air conditioning in the special hospital of the SPA Rusanda | 2007 | English
Different types of thermal activation of building structuresare increasingly utilized in buildings including BIPV, multifunctional PV facades with controllable daylight/solar gain features and integrating thermal and electrical output.
Daylight and luminaire control in a perimeter zone using an automated venetian blind | 2007 | English
Commercial buildings with large exposed glazed façades require solar shading devices in order to protect occupants from uncomfortable direct glare.
The combination of clay and nanotube carbon as an innovative and sustainable material | 2007 | English
The idea of using one-dimensional fillers as a reinforcingagent is nothing new: straw has been used to reinforcemud bricks since about 4000 BC.
One of the prerequisites for the design of buildings that make good use of daylight for internal illumination is a knowledge of the daylight climate in the place where the building is to be situated.
Pressure-drop and energy-saving analysisof TBAB clathrate hydrate slurry as a latent heat transportation media | 2007 | English
The Clathrate Hydrate Slurry (CHS) of Tetra-n-Butyl-Ammonium Bromide (TBAB) comes into being under normal atmosphere when aqueous TBAB solution is cooled to 5-12 . It is a kind of high-density latent-heattransportation medium.
State of the art on macroscopic models for the determination of thin films optical properties | 2007 | English
Optical properties (i.e.
Design aspects and perspectives for solar control of buildings with aesthetic and efficient solar thermal collectors and photovoltaics | 2007 | English
New solar energy systems with efficient energy output and advanced aesthetics have been developed at the University of Patras last 20 years.
Despite the available knowledge about technologies for passive cooling, cooling energy consumption is still increasing in Europe.
One of the research areas of the Energy research Centre of the Netherlands (ECN) concerns the built environment.Several facilities to conduct the research activities are at ECNs disposal.
The design of sustainable cities in locations with adverseclimates should consider different ways to mitigatethe heat in open spaces, especially during the summerperiods.
The paper reports on a series of short projects undertaken in the course of the 2006-07 academic year as part of the AA School’s Masters Programme in Sustainable Environmental Design.
During the last years there is an increased consciousnessof the environmental problems, which are created by the use of fossil fuels for electrical power generation consumed by converting cooling systems.