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 sensation of comfort in buildings depends on externaland internal variables: the well-known PMV method relates the expected temperature with the physiological behavior of the human body.
Palme, M.; Isalgué, A.; Coch, H.; Serra, R.; Marincic, I.; Fanchiotti, A.
Looking for the energy efficiency improvement of the buildings, some countries are developing programs for the new or existent buildings to be more efficient.
Pizarro, P.R.; Chebel Labaki, L.
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
Mingozzi, A.; Bottiglioni, S., Medola, M.
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.
Naeem, M.; Wilson, M.
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.
Hernández T, M.; Shao, L.
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.
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.
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 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.
This paper presents a design education experience, where the concepts of bioclimatic architecture were applied in a studio environment of the Architecture Course of UNICAMPin Campinas, Brazil.
Kowaltowski, D.; Labaki, L.C.; de Paiva, V.T.; Bianchi, G.; Mösch, M.E.
The effect of shading in reducing the energy consumptionof office buildings in Athens is investigated in this article.
Nikolaou, T.; Stavrakakis, G.; Skias, I.; Kolokotsa, D.
Real-time control of comfort in indoor spaces needs models of temperature distribution and air-velocity velocityfield. Currently, a one zone model is used assumingthat the temperature is homogenous in the whole space.
Sempey, A.; Inard, C.; Ghiaus, C.; Allery, C.
The European Energy Performance of Buildings Directive(EPBD) encourages the use of technologies in buildings that can potentially improve their energy performance.Double ventilated faades can often have a positive contribution to this objective an
Kokogiannakis, G.; Strachan, P.
Post Occupancy Evaluation (POE) is a platform developedin recent years to allow the systematic study of buildings once occupied, so that lessons may be learnt that will improve future design.
Meir, L.A.; Motzafi-Haller, W.; Krüger, E.L.; Morhayim, L.; Fundaminsky, S.; Oshry-Frenkel, L.