This research aims at developing new standardized typologiesof semitransparent double skin facades formed by an external semitransparent PV laminate, a wide air gap and a rear glass (Figure 1).
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
Development and characterization of semitransparent double skin PV facades with heat recovering | 2007 | English
This paper presents the results of a monitoring study carried out in the city of Adelaide, Australia, whose primaryaim was to calibrate a model capable of predicting air temperature in an urban street canyon for extended periods in a variety of we
In idyllic Athens of the 5th century B.C.
Due to the exhaustion of fossil resources and greenhouse warming, the control of energy has become a key subject for the 21st century.
Building AdVent is a new collaborative project funded by the EU through its Intelligent Energy – Europe (IEE) programme.
Thermal insulation in the warm climate can reduce the energy demand for cooling in residential buildings up to 70%.To define the gap in between the actual applied thermal requirements and what would be todays economic optimum,Eurima ordered a stud
This paper looks at the design and construction in 2006/2007 of a ‘green’ office building in Wellington, New Zealand.
The aim of the specific paper is the analysis of the efficiencyof power lines as a communication media for Building Energy Management Systems.
Comparative study of various CESI optimization criteria and proposition of a globalevaluation approach | 2007 | English
This study compares various optimization criteria for a solar domestic hot water system (SDHWS). First of all, we present the various parameters used to evaluate a SDHWS. We consider the energetic, exergetic, environmentaland financial analysis.
Ecology in Architecture Design (EAD) is a project with the main aim of developing a blended (face to face lecturesplus online activities) learning course about how to integrate ecology in the architectural design, both at the level of a single bui
A study on the energy efficency of libraries of the west and tejo valley region in portugal | 2007 | English
Library buildings offer special conditions to favor the adoption of low energy strategies.
This document describes the rehabilitation of the GeneralSecretariat Information Systems (GSIS building) and the description of the energy measures that were implemented aiming at the improvement of the buildingenergy performance and the indoor en
This project presents the performance of air washer chilled water coil system for a yarn industry .The basicprinciples including (1) effectiveness, (2) saturation efficiency and energy consumption for the systems are evaluated..
The use of phase change material (PCM) to improve the coefficient of performanceof a chiller for meeting domestic cooling in Wales | 2007 | English
This paper investigates the possibility of integrating thermal energy storage to the hot side of LiBr/H2O absorptioncooling system to cover 100% of peak cooling load for a three bedroom house on the hottest summer day in Cardiff, Wales.
This paper presents the basic parameters and energy flows of an aquifer thermal energy storage (ATES) systemcombined with reversible water/water heat pumps used for heating and cooling the new hospital Klina (Antwerp Belgium).
Every time with major frequency grows the necessity of energy efficient buildings, adapted to their environment, which consume and contaminate as least as possible.In this study it has been analyzed and evaluated the thermal conditioning of two bl
The Project of Ponte da Pedra came out of an Ideas Competition, which is, by the beginning, a good indicatorof the high quality of the housing architecture of Ponte da Pedra.
Building envelope and heat capacity: re-discovering the thermal mass for winter energy saving | 2007 | English
In order to simplify the procedure for evaluating winter building energy performances, most of existing standard and rules make reference to the building energy balance under steady state conditions.
Use of genetic algorithms for the optimum selection of the fenestration openings in buildings | 2007 | English
The objective of this work is to find the optimum window-to-wall area ratio that minimizes the energy cost for cooling, heating and daylighting.
The impact of moisture on the thermal conductivity value of stone wool based insulating materials | 2007 | English
One of the significant threats for buildings is the possibility of changes in the building materials’ properties because of the penetration and residence of moisture it them.