In high performance office new buildings and renovations nowadays it is common practice to use multiple façade technology.
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
An integral approach to façades: a conceptual comparison between different types of facades | 2007 | English
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.
A study of the application of the BRE Average Daylight Factor formula to rooms with window areas below the working plane | 2007 | English
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.
Experimental and Computational Evaluation of the Thermal Performance of DoubleSkin Façades | 2007 | English
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.
A comprehensive approach to comfort and energy efficiency for cooling and heating:results of thermal dynamic simulation of a bioclimatic massive building in Mediterranean climate | 2007 | English
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
Despite of Brazil not being among the major world energy consumers, the consumption of electricity has significantly increased in the last years.
Nightcooling: practical experiences in offices and the need for standard implementationinto energy performance legislations | 2007 | English
Nightcooling is worldwide promoted as an effective tool to reduce cooling demands.
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
Solar air conditioning and its role in alleviating the energy crisis of the Mediterraneanhotels | 2007 | English
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.
Interdisciplinary development of a modular façade system with decentralised building services | 2007 | English
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
Compact Fluorescent Lightbulbs (CFL’s) use less energy than standard GLS lightbulbs, last longer, are widely available and cost less than ever before.
This paper will synopsize the results of a research on energy-conscious architectural elements and principles used throughout the history.