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.
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
On the relation between the energy and social characteristics of the residential sector | 2007 | English
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.
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.
State of the art on macroscopic models for the determination of thin films optical properties | 2007 | English
Optical properties (i.e.
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.
In this paper, indirect evaporative cooling in an air cooler has been modeled. This model has been obtained from the governing equations of heat and mass transfer in primaryand secondary air and water flows.
Bioclimatic architecture: the case study of the sustainable residential settlement in Pieve di Cento | 2007 | English
Energy savings inside buildings require a comprehensivedesign approach to balance bioclimatic strategies with the use of active systems.A climatic responsive building aims to mediate externalagents both to reduce climate loads and to create a heal
Occupant Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ): Results of a survey in office buildingsin Iran | 2007 | English
The Indoor Environment Quality (IEQ) is an importantdeterminant in the comfort and hence productivity of workers in office buildings, and a number of studieshave been undertaken in the Western world which shows this.
Assessing the Operational Energy Profiles of UK educational buildings: findings from detailed surveys and modelling compared to measured consumption | 2007 | English
This paper presents the preliminary findings from the first stage of a physical survey and modelling Case Study conducted to obtain Modelled and Actual Energy Consumption Profiles for a UK multi-storey mixed use educational building.
This document presents the theoretical study of evaporativecooling designed for the outdoor spaces in the Spanish pavilion of the coming International Exhibition in Zaragoza 2008.
Comparison of energy load demand and thermal comfort levels in Athens, Greece and London, UK | 2007 | English
This paper presents a comparison of the characteristics of the energy demand for London, UK and Athens, Greece and explores its relationship with both climate and non-climate related factors.
Adoption of daylight as an energy efficiency strategy is especially relevant for a climate like Malaysia, as the country experiences long sunshine hours throughoutthe year.
The paper examines the energy performance of student residence buildings and investigates the possibility of applying environmental design principles and measures in order to improve their cooling energy performance and indoor environment.A detail
Allowing for thermal comfort in free-running buildings in the new European Standard EN15251 | 2007 | English
This paper describes some of the thinking behind the thermal comfort provisions of the new European StandardEN15251 (CEN: 2007) which deals with all aspects on the indoor environment.
So-called energy saving measures have been implementedin new and existing buildings over the last years so that the energy demand in those buildings should have decreased significantly.