Sustainable development means that any encroachment into the ecosystem must be done in such a manner that the survival of future generations is not threatened in any way.In simple terms this means that we should leave the world for our children a
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
Comparative studies on different type of roof ponds for cooling purposes: literaturereview | 2007 | English
Bioclimatic approach gives attention to the design of roof since it is commonly the building element which is most exposed.
Illuminance and daylight availability are important parametersin daylighting design for passive, low energy architecture.
Bioclimatic design for cooling in mediterranean buildings. The effectiveness of mass increase | 2007 | English
This presentation projects the potential of mass interwovenwith other aspects of Bioclimatic Design, with the objective of energy conservation and utilization of renewable energy resources for indoor comfort.The variable of mass and its effect on
The paper provides a technical discussion on the developmentof zero energy building design strategies in the UK.
In the previous study, it was found that urban heat island intensity in National University of Singapore (NUS) campusas high as 4oC at around 13:00.
The main decisions concerning thermal comfort and energyefficiency of buildings are made in the early stages of the architectural design.
Visualization of air conditioning and ventilation processes: the apperiance of humidair diagram within a short period at three distant places on a globe | 2007 | English
Psychometric diagram, or diagram of humid air, was establishedby three authors in a period of 10 years, very possible independent from one another.
An integral approach to façades: a conceptual comparison between different types of facades | 2007 | English
In high performance office new buildings and renovations nowadays it is common practice to use multiple façade technology.
Energy and environmental rehabilitation of a listed neoclassic building in Athens, Greece | 2007 | English
The energy rehabilitation of listed buildings is of great importance as they are many limitations of the possibletechnical interventions.
Many schools today have a need for artificial cooling over the year but most of the classrooms do not have any cooling capacity installed. This fact results in high room temperatures as well as poor thermal comfort.
Assessment of innovative systems/technologies in the context of EPBD regulations(illustrated with the assessment of an innovative ventilation system in the Belgian context) | 2007 | English
As the EPBD related regulations can not cover all possible kind of new technologies, Member States have to develop “principle of equivalence” procedures, in order to allow the assessment of the systems not covered by the standard calculation proce
A methodology approach in order to simulate numerically(CFD) a greenhouse equipped with fan and pad evaporative cooling system is presented.
The relation between skins as metabolisers and the innercontent of different bodies will be discussed.Examples from the world of plants will illustrate how plants respond to their fixed environment and their fixed supply of water and nutrients.Exa
The impact of shading on thermal comfort conditions in perimeter zones with glass facades | 2007 | English
This paper describes an experimental study of the thermalenvironment in a highly-glazed perimeter zone of an office building under varying climatic conditions, as well as in a controlled test chamber at the Hydro-Quebecresearch facilities in Shawi
Environmental effect of courtyard in sustainable architecture of Iran (Cold regions) | 2007 | English
This paper concentrates on the results of sustainability caused by Courtyard as a climatic element in Iranian traditionalarchitecture of cold regions. Traditional architectureof Iran is perceived sustainable for having sustainablefeatures.
Environmental effect of courtyard in sustainable architecture of Iran (Hot-arid regions, meso-climate BWks) | 2007 | English
This paper concentrates on the results of sustainability caused by Courtyard as a climatic element in Iranian traditional architecture of hot-arid regions. Traditional architecture of Iran is perceived sustainable for having sustainable features.
The Impact of exterior environmental comfort on residential behaviour from the insight of building energy con? servation: a Case study on Lower Ngau Tau Kok estate in Hongkong | 2007 | English
This paper presents the results of a casestudy inLowerNgau Tau Kok Estatein Hongkong, whichtry to find the relationship between exterior environmental comfort and residentsbehaviors, especially for an elder community.
Natural ventilation and building low energy cooling as new culture for city planningdesign | 2007 | English
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
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.