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.

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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.
De Gids W F
Innovative development strategies for a “Mediterranean urban planning project” for the city of Umbertide- Umbria , organized in a new ecological, bioclimatic and energy sensitive residential/mixed-use, car free district of 1.500 inhabitants, focus
Sartogo, F.; Calderaro, V.
This paper will describe how the urban projects or the new master plans must consider the environmental impactof the proposed intervention and minimise them through a sustainable planning.
Tsolaki, A.; Trombadore, A.; Santamouris, M.
In order to show the efficiency of Phase Change Materials(PCM) in building walls we have used the software CODYMUR.
Virgone, J.; Roux, J.-J.; Kuznik, F.; Noël, J.
The objective of this work is to compare the thermal behaviorof two systems of beam ceilings used in the Collegeof Architecture of the Independent University of Chiapas - Mexico.
Silva, A.C.; Matos, E.M.V.; Cabral, N.R.A.J.; Nolasco, G.C.; Albores, J.L.J.
Widely known as urban heat island (UHI) phenomenon, urban air temperatures tend to be higher than rural temperatures,due to the thermal performance of building materials and urban geometry, together with the productionof anthropogenic heat.
Souza, L.C.L.; Postigo, C.P.; Oliveira, O.P.; Nakata, C.M.
Investigationofventilationmeasurement methodwas carried out in a full-scale test house. The aim of this study was to examine the ventilation rate via human expiration. The adopted method is able to measure multi-zone airflow rates.
Yoshino, H.; Fujikawa, M.; Takaki, R.; Okuyama, H.; Hayashi, M.; Suagawara, M.
The requirements for good indoor air quality and energyefficiency have often been considered to conflict with each other, however, buildings with low energy consumption in Europe seem to have also a lower rate of building related health symptoms.
Seppänen, O.
As both CFD and building simulation have their own limitationsin the thermal prediction of natural ventilation.
Wang, L.; Wong, N.H.
The article 6 clause 9 of the Italian Decree Law 192/05, that transposes the European Directive 2002/91/EC on the energy performance of buildings (EPBD), supportsthe definition of simplified methods in order to carry out the energy certification o
Zinzi, M.; Barozzi, B.; Danza, L.; Lollini, R.
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.
Sagia, V.
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
Stathopoulou, M.; Synnefa, A.; Cartalis, C.; Santamouris, M.; Akbari, H.
“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.
Zaslavsky, D.; Guetta, R.;Hassid, S.
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.
Sethi, V.P.
Thermal mass can be used in buildings to reduce the need for and dependence on mechanical heating and cooling systems whilst maintaining environmental comfort.
Warwick, D.J.; Cripps, A.J.; Kolokotroni, M.
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.
Wong, N.H.; Jusuf, S.K.
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.
Santamouris, M.; Kapsis, K.; Korres, D.; Livada, L.; Pavlou, C.; Assimakopoulos, M.N.
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.
Todorovic, M.; Ecim, O.; Zlatanovic, I.
Commercial buildings with large exposed glazed façades require solar shading devices in order to protect occupants from uncomfortable direct glare.
Tzempelikos, A.; O'Neill, B.; Athienitis, A.
The idea of using one-dimensional fillers as a reinforcingagent is nothing new: straw has been used to reinforcemud bricks since about 4000 BC.
Shahmohamadi, P.; Soflaee, F.