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 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.
Assimakopoulos, M.N.; Sfakianaki, A.; Doukas, P.; Santamouris, M.; Fourtounas, A.
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
Bleil de Souza, C.; Knight, I.P.
which is a typical residential building in the South MediterraneanSea. The house type is also representative for second home.
Alcamo, G.; Murgia, S.; Sala, M.
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.
Results of survey on residential active cooling as the diffusion rate of air conditioner in five principal cities of in Japan, and those associated “human temperature sensitivity” for passive and low energy cooling are described.
Saito, M.
The ENPER-EXIST project was initiated and coordinated by Centre Scientifique et Technique du Bâtiment (CSTB) within the framework of the Intelligent Energy Europe (IEE) programme.
Thomsen, K.E.; Wittchen, K.B.; Jensen, O.M.; Aggerholm, S.
For the assessment of air to air heat recovery systems in ventilation systems, efficiency seems to be the major evaluation parameter, although other parameters such as pressure drop, frost behavior and power consumption of fans can play an importa
Van den Bossche, P.; Delmotte, C.; Vandaele, L.; Van Orshoven, D.
To predict ventilation and related air flow parameters, a lot of calculation techniques could be utilized; however the main difficulties concern ease of use and the providingof input data.
Tahsildoost, M.; Deldar, N.
Optimal indoor air quality, thermal comfort and energy conservation in schools is of great importance. A new development in indoor climate control in schools is hydronicradiant heating and cooling (HRHC).
Zeiler, W.; Boxem, G.; Scholten, R.
The objective of this paper is to evaluate the usefulness and the accuracy of an artificial neural network (ANN) as a prediction tool of the wind pressure coefficient (Cp). The ANN is applied to predict the Cp for rectangularbuildings.
Tajima, M.; Sawachi, T.
Due to the lack of national building regulation regardingthe energy requirements of Directive 2002/91/EC (EPBD) in Greece, Southern countries (Italy, Spain and Portugal) have been selected as index reference because of the similar climatic conditi
Tsave, A.; Nikolaou, T.; Kolokotsa, D.; Dasenakis, D.; Zografakis, N.
The purpose of this case study is to analyze stack effect problems and to develop the method minimizing stack effect in the tall complex building in the winter season. The main problems in tall complex building occur in high-rise elevators.
Yu, J.Y.; Cho, D.W.; Yu, K.H.; Song, K.D.
Indoor Air Quality and thermal climate in schools is problematicin many countries. The status quo in the Netherlandsis presented (e.g. average CO2 levels in schools, problems with ventilation).
Zeiler, W.; Boxem, G.
The purpose of ventilation is to dilute indoor contaminantsthat an occupant is exposed to. In a multi-zone environment such as a house, there will be different dilutionrates and different source strengths in every zone.
Sherman, M.; Walker, I.S.
To promote the sustainability the building environment is full of opportunities; in particular in Europe with the energy building performance directive and its adaptationin Spain with the new regulation on energy efficiencyin building (Cdigo Tcnic
Friedrich, I.; Alonso Cepeda, A.; Martinez, D.; Gal, A.