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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The present paper describes the beginning of a sustainablerequalification program devised for some buildingsof the University of Brasilia, located in the city of Brasilia (latitude 15o south).
Romera, M.
Wind speed characteristics in the centre of a city differthan the ones in its suburban. Street canyon effects result in weak airflows in the centre of highly dense citiesbecause of the combination of inertia and gravitationalforces.
Santamouris, M.; Georgakis, C.
This paper describes the possibility of high-temperature radiative cooling combined with natural ventilation.
Iwamatsu, T.; Yoshino, H.; Kataoka, E.; Shukuya, M.
It is difficult to design indoor environment under natural ventilation because there is insufficient knowledge to evaluate the effect of the natural ventilation space quantitatively.Especially, natural ventilation rate is not yet fully understood.
Nishizawa, S.; Sawachi, T.; Habara, H.; Seto, H.
The aim of the Pythagoras project was the development of an innovative national training material in the sector of indoor environmental quality.The need for education in this specific sector is dictatedby the significant indoor environment deterio
Papaglastra, M.; Santamouris, M.; Mouriki, E.; Geranios, A.; Mihalakakou, G.; Matthopoulos, D.; Deligiannakis, I.; Tsezos, V.; Doulka, E.; Papadopoulos, A.; Giama, E.; Aristotelis, A.; Stavrakakis, G.; Nicolaou, T.; Kolokotsa, D.; Kephalopoulos, S.
Temperature, relative humidity, pressure difference across the floor and microbial concentrations were investigatedin the four buildings which had either concrete floor (1 piece) or wooden floors (3 pieces) and crawlspaces.The temperature followed
Kröger, T.; Vepsäläinen, K.; Reiman, M.; Keskikuru, T.; Halonen, R.; Kokotti, H.
In this article, the first part of a research project about the modelling of a solar chimney is presented.
Lanceta, D.; Llorente, J.
Regular air tightness and infiltration measurements were performed in forty houses, in the area of Attica, Greece. Two measurement methods were used, the tracer gas decay method and the Blower Door tests method.
Sfakianaki, K.; Pavlou, K.; Assimakopoulos, M.N.; Santamouris, M.; Leivada, I.; Karkoulias, N.; Mamouras, J.
The purpose of this work is to study numerically the indoorenvironmental conditions in an office.
Assimakopoulos, V.D.; Stathopoulou, O.I.; Halios, C.; Helmis, C.G.
Presently the assessment of the thermal behaviour and the energy efficiency of naturally ventilated double skin facades (DSF) is only possible by using complex simulationtools, which allow inter-connections between fluid dynamics, energy balances
Erhorn, H.; Erhorn-Kluttig, H.; Sinnesbichler, H.; Wössner, S.; Weiss, N.
Many modern office buildings have highly glazed facades.Their energy efficiency and indoor climate is, however, being questioned.
Blomsterberg, A.
This document aims to present the progress and the outcome of the research on double skin façades that is being carried out within the European ‘BESTFACADE’ project.
Farrou, I.; Santamouris, M.; Zerefos, S.; Heimrath, R.; Engsberger, H.; Mach, T.; Streicher, W.; Waldner, R.; Flamant, G.; Loncour, X.; Prieus, S.; Guarracino, G.; Erhorn, H.; Erhorn-Kluttig, H.; Duarte, R.; Matos, M.M.; Blomsterberg, A.; Sjöberg, L.
The Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) obligates EU member states to develop a reliablemethodology capable of calculating and certifying the energy performance (EP) of their building stock.
Burke, K.; Kenny, P.; Finn, D.
The architectural product is influenced by a series of more general economical aspects such as people’s living standard, which includes not only a relative stability of the prices but also that of the family income.Therefore, the architectural pro
Al-musaed, A.; Khalil, Z.
The aim of the present study is to evaluate the design strategies for improving the summer thermal comfort conditions in a low-energy residential building located near Rome.
Butera, F.; Adhikari, R.S.; Butera, M.
Considering that natural ventilation is a climatic factor,a renewable alternative, as well as an important source of comfort, it seems to be relevant to consider its great potential when applied to architecture, taking into account economical and
Drach, P.R.; Karam, F.J.
This paper shows the analysis of ventilation impact in the energy behaviour in rural areas. Considering that a large percentage of housing production is self-built in this part of Mexico, the impact of this construction activityis very important.
Arias, S.
In Asian countries under sultry climatic conditions includingJapan, natural ventilation and cross-ventilation at nighttime give very good effects on the improvement of physical conditions of the residents and on the coolingof the buildings in inte
Endo, T.; Kurabuchi, T.; Nonaka, T.; Kadowaki, Y.; Ohba, M.; Goto, T.
A numerical analysis of the natural ventilation in greenhouseswas performed at no-wind and low-wind speeds with the use of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD).
Bartzanas, T.; Kittas, C.; Tadj, N.; Draoui, B.
In preparation of the implementation of the Energy Performanceof Buildings Directive (EPBD) the responsibleGerman Ministry has undertaken several actions includingthe developmentof a new energy performance calculationprocedure for non-residential
Erhorn-Kluttig, H.; Erhorn, H.; Höttges, K.; Kaiser, J.

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