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 energy rehabilitation of listed buildings is of great importance as they are many limitations of the possibletechnical interventions.
Sfakianaki, K.; Vassilakopoulou, K.; Assimakopoulos, M.N.; Pavlou, K.; Doukas, P.; Gaitani, N.; Santamouris, M
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
Tzempelikos, A.; Bessoudo, M.; Athienitis, A.; Zmeureanu, R.
A methodology approach in order to simulate numerically(CFD) a greenhouse equipped with fan and pad evaporative cooling system is presented.
Sapounas, A.; Nikita – Martzopoulou, C.; Bartzanas, T.; Kittas, C.
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
Tombazis, A.N.
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.
Soflaee, F.; Shokouhian, M.
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.
Xiong, Y.
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.
Shokouhian, M.; Soflaee, F.; Nikkhah, F.
In order to show the efficiency of Phase Change Materials(PCM) in building walls we have used the software CODYMUR.
Virgone, J.; Roux, J.-J.; Kuznik, F.; Noël, J.
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
Sartogo, F.; Calderaro, V.
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.
Tsolaki, A.; Trombadore, A.; Santamouris, 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.
Nightcooling is worldwide promoted as an effective tool to reduce cooling demands.
Pollet, I.; Renson, P.
Compact Fluorescent Lightbulbs (CFL’s) use less energy than standard GLS lightbulbs, last longer, are widely available and cost less than ever before.
Hobart, C.; Wilson, M.
This paper will synopsize the results of a research on energy-conscious architectural elements and principles used throughout the history.
Mofidi, S.M.
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.
Naukkarinen, P.
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
Schuster, H.G.; Mueller, H.F.O.
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.
Kohli, V.; Yannas, S.
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.
Loehlein, G.
Nowadays in view of the growing expectation of qualityurban spaces, planners, architects and developers concern about urban microclimate in the process of urban development.
Ren, C.; Ng, E.; Katzchner, L.