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.
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.
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Design and control of building-integrated solar energy utilization systems - AchievingNet-Zero building energy consumption in Canada | 2007 | English
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).
Microclimate condition in an environment is influenced by the local environment condition. Urban morphology,especially building, pavement and greenery are the main factors.
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.
A comparison between energy performance of one DSF buildings studied sample and office buildings benchmarks in Europe | 2007 | English
This paper describes ongoing energy benchmarks studies of double-skin façade buildings. A comparison between energy performance of these actual buildings and European office buildings benchmarks is discussed.
There are in Brazil ten million people in the south region of the country.
Study on the cooling ceiling’s effect on thermal comfort and energy consumption in an office space for different climates in Europe | 2007 | English
This paper objective is to analyze by simulations, the thermal comfort and energy consumption when using a radiant cooling ceiling.
Ecobuildings: Towards an energy-efficient European building stock beyond nationalrequirements | 2007 | English
The building sector is at present responsible for more than 40 % of the EU energy consumption.
Operation and measurement results of the solar cooling installation in Rethymnon village hotel | 2007 | English
The solar cooling plant in the Rethymno village Hotel supplies cooling energy to the dinning room as well as it supplies hot water to its central Domestic Hot Water (DHW) network.
One of the current challenges in the urban climate researcharea mentions the standardization of procedures for data collection and analysis (OKE, 2005); this involvesnomenclatures and methods, so that the transmissionof the developed technology ca
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.
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
Since 1999, several widely used building energy efficiencystandards, including ASHRAE 90.1, ASHRAE 90.2, the International Energy Conservation Code, and Californias Title 24 have adopted cool roof credits or requirements.
The potential application of residential solar thermal cooling in the UK and the role of thermal energy storage technologies. | 2007 | English
As the UK Building Regulations demand better insulatedand more airtight new buildings, a potential cooling requirement is emerging in new build dwellings in the UK, leading to an increase in the market for domestic air conditioning systems in this
Throughout architectural history, local buildings have used great in providing the most comfortable internal conditions possible within the exigencies and constraintsof local climate.In Iraqis climates, accelerating airflow through induces evapora
The evaluation of thermal comfort conditions in simplified urban spaces: the COMFA+ model | 2007 | English
One of the main elements to consider in urban space design is the modification of the microclimate in order to improve the thermal comfort conditions of people livingin urban spaces.Sometimes it is very important to design very specific conditions
Human has developed a board rang of passive cooling techniques in various parts of the world up to a very impressive level of maturity: cliff dwellings through the world (ground cooling), wind towers (convective and mass cooling), sprinkling water
The case study in question is that of the refurbishment of a building constituted by four school pavilions built in the post-war period of the 20th Century with very lightweight reinforced concrete arches and vaults.
The buildings’ environment plays a very important role in health matters and the quality of life. A series of experimental measurements were carried out in the residential sector of the greater region of Athens.
Interpreting Building Simulation modelling data for Building Designers, with specificreference to the cooling demand | 2007 | English
The paper describes a method to show how Building Simulation data can be interpreted to provide informationthat is of use to non-Building Simulation experts involved in the design of low energy Buildings.The method uses a heat balance simulation t