This paper presents the optical and thermal performancesof different glazed surfaces coupled with a shading system struck by solar radiation.
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
In order to reduce the energy cost for heating and improvethe internal conditions during the summer period in greenhouses, they have been investigated different solutions including passive cooling techniques and hybridsystems.
The Millennium Development Goals, approved by 189 countries in September 2000, and the Johannesburg Plan of Implementation, adopted in 2002 by the World Summiton Sustainable Development (WSSD), emphasize the urgent need for greater commitment to r
Modular Passively-Cooled Social Housing using recycled ISO shipping containers;a proposal for Limassol, Cyprus | 2007 | English
The paper describes a proposal for low-cost, low embodiedenergy, passively-cooled social housing in Limassol, Cyprus, using a simple universally available recycled prefabricationsystem.
This paper outlines the need to increase the resilience of hospital buildings in the face of three growing perils, climate change, insecurity of energy supplies and the resulting potential for epidemics and pandemics.
This project refers to the study and analysis of a central region of the city of Heraklion in Crete and the proposal of an installation of a light metal construction, aiming at the improvement of comfort conditions of the users of the region.
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.
Analysis of the façades surface temperatures – Artificial Neural Networks application | 2007 | English
Looking for the energy efficiency improvement of the buildings, some countries are developing programs for the new or existent buildings to be more efficient.
Architecture of St.-Petersburg: yesterday, today and tomorrow. How Europe to do favourable investments into construction into city, areas and Russia? | 2007 | English
By the new General plan by 2025 in St.-Petersburg it is planned to construct 130 million ??. M of the real estate (for comparison: now in city nearby 140 million ??.). From them nearby 50 million ??.
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
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.
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.
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.