The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has estimated that the Mediterranean region could experiencean increase in annual mean temperatures up to 4.5 C by 2080.
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
Solar air conditioning and its role in alleviating the energy crisis of the Mediterraneanhotels | 2007 | English
Interdisciplinary development of a modular façade system with decentralised building services | 2007 | English
The current discussion about energy saving measures in the built environment and the forthcoming new European guidelines “Energy efficiency in Buildings” motivated an aluminium facade company (Hydro Buildings Systems) to set up an interdisciplinar
Compact Fluorescent Lightbulbs (CFL’s) use less energy than standard GLS lightbulbs, last longer, are widely available and cost less than ever before.
New Academic direction- threat or opportunity Industrial academics or sponsorship of higher education Across the world there is a new ‘breed of academics’ emerging, one’s that are closely linked to practice or the industry.
An investigation into developing an urban climatic map for high density living-initial study in Hong Kong | 2007 | English
Nowadays in view of the growing expectation of qualityurban spaces, planners, architects and developers concern about urban microclimate in the process of urban development.
Environmentally responsive architecture; passive design for school in southern India | 2007 | English
This paper outlines the findings of a research project undertaken as part of the design for St. Anthony’s School, a primary school in the town of Gudalur situated in tropical southern India.
The creative design process supported by the restrictions imposed by bioclimaticand school architecture: a teaching experience | 2007 | English
This paper presents a design education experience, where the concepts of bioclimatic architecture were applied in a studio environment of the Architecture Course of UNICAMPin Campinas, Brazil.
The effect of shading in reducing the energy consumptionof office buildings in Athens is investigated in this article.
Real-time control of comfort in indoor spaces needs models of temperature distribution and air-velocity velocityfield. Currently, a one zone model is used assumingthat the temperature is homogenous in the whole space.
Towards a comprehensive methodology for Post Occupancy Evaluation (POE): A hot dry climate case study | 2007 | English
Post Occupancy Evaluation (POE) is a platform developedin recent years to allow the systematic study of buildings once occupied, so that lessons may be learnt that will improve future design.
This paper describes an educational and experimental tool developed under LabVIEW environment at LASH/DGCB (France) laboratory of ENTPE.
Modelling of double ventilated façades according to the CEN Standard 13790 method and detailed simulation | 2007 | English
The European Energy Performance of Buildings Directive(EPBD) encourages the use of technologies in buildings that can potentially improve their energy performance.Double ventilated faades can often have a positive contribution to this objective an
The theory and practice of use quickly build of buildings in usual conditions and extreme situation : experience of Russia by 2007 | 2007 | English
To the greatest degree modern showed requirements are answered with characteristics of military buildings and constructions on the basis of collapsible constructive system Module which allows to form complexes of inhabited,industrial, public, ware
An analysis of the (BRE) average daylight factor and limiting depth guidelines as design criteria | 2007 | English
Following the study by V H C Crisp and P J Littlefair (CIBS, 1984)1 on Average Daylight Factor Prediction, the arguments for the use of average daylight factor as a design criterion are reviewed in light of new experimentalassessments.
This study presents the print office building E&B Engelhardtund Bauer GmbH in Karlsruhe, Germany before the refurbishment, the applied energy concept and first monitoring results from the operation of the low-energy cooling system employing ni
The concepts of design that must be attended, especially in developing countries, are social and cultural concerns, as well as questions of environmental comfort and sustainability.The aspects of building constructions economicand technological vi
PREA is a joint project between four European Universitiesand three African Universities as well as the InternationalSolar Energy Society (ISES), an international NGO, that promotes renewable energy.
Modelling Building Envelopes in order to assess and improve their Thermal Performance | 2007 | English
It is of significant importance, for the health of building residents and the protection of the natural environment, to attain conditions of thermal comfort within buildings and reduce their energy demands for cooling or heating.
Offers of northwest regional branch the Russian academy of architecture and building sciences on wooden housing construction as to one of perspective directions of realizationof the project « accessible and comfortable habitation – to citizens of Russia | 2007 | English
Speaking about dialogue of authority and business, it is necessary to not forget, that besides it is necessary to consider both opinion and our inhabitants – for whom, first of all, we and work.
The building and construction sector is a key sector for sustainable development.