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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One of the significant threats for buildings is the possibility of changes in the building materials’ properties because of the penetration and residence of moisture it them.
Chadiarakou, S.; Papadopoulos, A.M.; Karamanos, A.; Aravantinos, D.
Traditional architecture while energy consumption has not been defined as today, have utilized some passive design methods by attending to the potentials of the regionand made them highlight.
Deldar, N.; Tahsildoost, M.
The European Union is facing a critical situation regardingenergy supply and dependency on imported fuels in the coming years.
Gramkow, L.
Energy-efficiency benchmarking can be used to monitorchanges in overall efficiency of buildings.
Cipriano, X.; Carbonell, J.
Low depth geothermal energy can be efficiently used as a heat sink for building energy produced during summer.In the current work, several geometries of geothermalheat exchangers implemented in office building climatisationprojects are evaluated f
Eicker, U.; Schumacher, J.; Vorschulze, C.; Pietruschka, D.
The heating system of the bioclimatic building of CRES comprises the entire heating plant including a solar assistedheat pump, the Solar Air Collectors (SAC) as well as the heat distribution system (comprising a fan coil unit network).
Karagiorgas, M.; Tsagouris, M.; Galatis, K.
A two-storey wood frame house for the experimental study of hybrid residential ventilation was built in the campus of the Brno University of Technology in 2003.
Charvat, P.; Jicha, M.; Stetina, J.
For many reasons building simulation programs are still not recognized as useful design support tools to the same extent as Computer-Aided Design (CAD) or cost-estimating software.
Delbin, S.; Gomes de Silva, V.; Kowaltowski, D.
Earth heat exchange (EHX) through buried horizontal air ducts (EHXair-hor) can be an effective passive/ibryde system to reduce heating and cooling loads in temperate climate zones.
Grosso, M.; Raimondo, L.
In this paper, the design and development of a web databasefor the purpose of storing and processing data produced by a complete building energy analysis is presented.
Baryannis, G.; Stavrakakis, G.; Nikolaou, T.; Kolokotsa, D.
When an energy balance is calculated in accordance with DIN V 18599, an integrative approach is taken, i.e.
Erhorn, H.; de Boer, J.; Wössner, S.; Höttges, K.; Erhorn-Kluttig, H.
This paper looked into the possibilities of adaptive reusethrough the environmental retrofit of an existing warehouse.
Fong, C.
In the last decades researches have indicated an extremelyhigh energy consumption of the building sector. Analysing the amount of consumed energy, it is showed that almost the 70% are expended for the heating and cooling loads of the building.
Chadiarakou, S.; Santamouris, M.
In November 2006 a “CO2 emission and energy saving potential through correct pipe insulation of space heating and domestic hot water distribution systems in the new and existing buildings.” paper [3], sponsored by Armacell - worldwide producer of
Chmielarski, J.
In this study we identify and describe the design strategiesadapted to the climate and used in ancient constructions.The research is focused on the information obtained from cases found in voras architecture.
Fernandes, J.; Correai da Silva, J.
This paper describes major elements of the design of three low-energy solar homes in Canada. Two of these are part of a demonstration program. The major features of the houses are: 1.
Athienitis, A.K.
Daylighting control systems have quite high potential to reduce building’s energy consumption and peak demand. Despite this potential, reported poor performance, didn’t allow substantial increase in their installation rates.
Doulos, L.; Tsangrassoulis, A.; Topalis, F.
The scope of the current paper is to present two buildingprojects that have been designed within 2006 by Gavalas Architects & Associates.
Gavalas, A.
The climate in southern Brazil is characterised by mild winters and hot-humid summers which requires the design to be adaptable to the often conflicting summer and winter requirements.
Costella, M.
This document aims to describe and present the energy efficient measures that are implemented in four dwellingsthat are currently under construction on the foothill of mountain Dionysos, northern of Athens (Greece).
Farrou, I.; Santamouris, M.; Pavlou, K.; Sfakianaki, K.; Petroulopoulou, H.; Lykouriotis, G.