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 

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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.
Ibrahim, N.; Zain-Ahmed, A.
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
Kyparissi, T.; Dimoudi, A.
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.
Nicol, F.; Pagliano, L.
This paper examines aspects of energy performance of office building facades in urban environment in Greece. Two double skin facade (DSF) types were placed to a conventional office building and were compared.
Koinakis, C.J.; Sakellaris, J.K.
The aim of this paper was to study the natural ventilation by the stack effect in a reduced model of a building to obtain the night ventilation. A vessel, with double wall, built using glass and metal and filled with water worked as a chimney.
Matsumoto, E.; Caram, M.R.
This paper describes the current Welsh housing stock with a view to assessing the range of existing propertiesin terms of age, construction type and the implicationsfor mechanical heating and cooling of spaces.
Rhodes, M.; Knight, I.; Agyenim, F.
The Millennium Development Goals, approved by 189 countries in September 2000, and the Johannesburg Plan of Implementation, adopted in 2002 by the World Summiton Sustainable Development (WSSD), emphasize the urgent need for greater commitment to r
Kouvelis, S.
This paper presents the optical and thermal performancesof different glazed surfaces coupled with a shading system struck by solar radiation.
Oliveti, G.; Arcuri, N.; Bruno, R.; De Simone, M.
In order to reduce the energy cost for heating and improvethe internal conditions during the summer period in greenhouses, they have been investigated different solutions including passive cooling techniques and hybridsystems.
Pavlou, K.; Sfakianaki, A.
This project refers to the study and analysis of a central region of the city of Heraklion in Crete and the proposal of an installation of a light metal construction, aiming at the improvement of comfort conditions of the users of the region.
Kokolaki, C.; Papoutsaki, M.
The paper describes a proposal for low-cost, low embodiedenergy, passively-cooled social housing in Limassol, Cyprus, using a simple universally available recycled prefabricationsystem.
Menikou, M.; Keeffe, G.P.
This paper outlines the need to increase the resilience of hospital buildings in the face of three growing perils, climate change, insecurity of energy supplies and the resulting potential for epidemics and pandemics.
Roaf, S.
By the new General plan by 2025 in St.-Petersburg it is planned to construct 130 million ??. M of the real estate (for comparison: now in city nearby 140 million ??.). From them nearby 50 million ??.
Kazakov, J.N.; Nikolaeva, T.M.
The sensation of comfort in buildings depends on externaland internal variables: the well-known PMV method relates the expected temperature with the physiological behavior of the human body.
Palme, M.; Isalgué, A.; Coch, H.; Serra, R.; Marincic, I.; Fanchiotti, A.
Looking for the energy efficiency improvement of the buildings, some countries are developing programs for the new or existent buildings to be more efficient.
Pizarro, P.R.; Chebel Labaki, L.
Double Skin Facades (DSF) have been a recently developed technology to improve the thermal performance of conventional façades of buildings which use large glazed areas.
Hernández T, M.; Shao, L.
This study examines, by means of energy simulation softwares, the thermal behaviour of a real heavy masonrybuilding designed with a full application of bioclimaticstrategies, located in Mediterranean climate; the results are then compared with the
Mingozzi, A.; Bottiglioni, S., Medola, M.
In urban canyons where, apartment buildings can be beneficial in terms of their close proximity to offices, shops etc, causing less traffic congestion and pollution, saving fuel costs and bringing people in close proximity to city centres.
Naeem, M.; Wilson, M.
It is a well notorious fact that if you get below the surfaceof the earth a few meters, the temperature tends to be constant and at 8 to 12 degrees, depending on latitude.So, it does not take an architect to appreciate that if you could move outsi
Khalil Zaki, A.; Al-musaed, A.; Almssad, A.
Despite of Brazil not being among the major world energy consumers, the consumption of electricity has significantly increased in the last years.
Lamberts, R.; Goulart, S.; Carlo, J.; Westphal, F.