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 objective of this work is to find the optimum window-to-wall area ratio that minimizes the energy cost for cooling, heating and daylighting.
Kalogirou, S.A.
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.
This paper presents the thermal comfort levels in a bioclimaticbuilding situated in the greater Athens area in Greece.
Androutsopoulos, A.; Kotsiris, G.
Macroclimatic forces have been important factors ever since man first constructed shelter.
Al-musaed, A.; Almsad, A.; Harith, S.; Nathir, M.; Ameer, M.
The principal intention of the present study is the analysisof the both physical and social conditions of a rural community near to the City of Guadalajara in Mexico, with the purpose of establishing the environmental necessaryparameters to realiz
Avila, D.C.
In many urban areas, pavements and roofs constitute over 60% of urban surfaces (roof 20-25%, pavements about 40%).
Akbari, H.; Menon, S.; Rosenfeld, A.
Solar gains are one of the most important factors of design for energy efficient buildings.
Axarli, K.; Vaitsi, C.
In modern, extensively glazed office buildings, due to high solar and internal loads and increased comfort expectations,air conditioning systems are often used even in moderate and cold climates.
Artmann, N.; Manz, H.; Heiselberg, P.
The consequences of the global climate change are perceptible even in Italy, where in the last 15 years the mean temperature values increased of 0.4 °C in the northern part of the country and of 0.7°C in the southern one.
Albatici, R.; Iannone, F.; Savorelli, A.
The application of system identification techniques to the energy performance assessment of buildings and building components requires a high level of knowledgeof physical and mathematical processes.
Bloem, J.J.
After the terrible consequence of the Iraq –Iran war and recently USA attack over Iraq the urban green covering disappeared from large areas of the city, beside the extension of the building over the green areas.
Al-musaed, A.; Almssad, A.; Khalil, S.
Heating and cooling buildings needs too much energy consumption; thing that is becoming rare and more expensive.Internal thermal comfort is essentially evaluatedaccording to bioclimatic conditions and energy consumption.So the aim of the study is
Bellara, S.; Abdou, S.