The 29th AIVC Conference, Advanced building ventilation and environmental technology for addressing climate change issues, was held in Kyoto, Japan, 14-16 October 2008.

Contains 165 papers 

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Natural ventilation systems in multi-familyresidential buildings should meet the needs ofreducing ventilation heat loss as well asproviding good indoor air quality.
Kim, S.-S.; Kim, H.-J.; Park, J.-H.; Lee, Y.-G.
Thermal building simulations (TRNSYS) werelinked to nodal airflow network simulations(COMIS) for a detailed ventilated double-skinfacade calculation of performance.
Haase, M.; Marques da Silva, F.; Amato, A.
As a matter of national policy, we have tochallenge to save energy in residential sectorthat contribute to C02 emission because theKyoto protocol has talten effect in 2005.
Soejima, M.; Watanabe, T.; Ozaki, A.; Rikimaru, C.
This paper describes the optimum HVACcontrol system that the simulation is executedusing the data of BEMS and the weatherforecasting, etc.
Utsumi, Y.; Kamimura, K.; Kishima, S.; Taira, U.
The target of this study is to investigate aninnovative indoor LED illumination that usesheat pipes as the heat transfer channels toconduct the released heat of the LED to theheat-sink fins on the two sides.
Lai, C.-M.; Chiang, C.-M.; Wang, F.-J.
It is known that there are some methods ofenergy conservation for building facilities.Energy recovery ventilator (ERV),which canrecover sensible heat and latent heat, is one ofthe solution to reduce heatinglcooling loads,which are related to the p
Onishi, S.; Tajima, M.
Recently most houses in northern Japan have becomehighly insulatedand airtight, whichhave caused seriousproblems such as indoor air pollution.
Enai, M.; Kikuta, K.; Hayama, H.; Shiraishi, Y.; Abe, Y.; Ishikawa, S.
The main objective of this research is thepresentation of a method for finding lightingand power outlet energy consumption volume,which is both easy to calculate, and possesses acertain degree of accuracy, fiom the Japanesebackground of few lighti
Miki, Y.; Saito, M.; Asada, H.
Thermal mass can be used in buildings toreduce the need for and dependence onmechanical heating and cooling systems whilstmaintaining environmental comfort.
Warwick, D.J.; Cripps, A.J.; Kolokotroni, M.
This paper describes thermal characteristics of a hydronic floor heating system using heat pumps. An experimental system is constructed in a climate chamber. It has a test room with a floor area of 1 1.6 m2 and an air volume of 23.15 m3.
Kindaichi, S.; Kim, S.; Akamine, Y.; Mae, M.; Sakamoto, Y.
Tokyo Electric Power Company R&D Center wascompleted in September 1994.
Yanagihara, R.; Kawano, M.
The quality of a hydronic energy system isinfluenced by supply and return temperatures.Instead of using the exergy term, a TEA(Temperature and Energy Accumulated) curveis introduced for evaluating an examplifiedplanned 100 GWh district heating sys
Harsem, T.T.; Borresen, B.A.
The productivity of occupants in classroomsdepends strongly on the indoor air quality andthe thermal comfort. Three ventilation conceptswith different arrangements of supplyand exhaust openings are presented as solutionsin this study.
Gu, B.; Schmid, J.
In residential district, it is difficult to setappropriate wind pressure coefficient for crossventilation design, because there are various andcomplex parameters that influence the windpressure.
Nishizawa, S.; Sawachi, T.; Maruta, E.
The building sector is the first responsible ofenergy consumption in France (about 43%).Improving procedures, simulation tools anddesign methods should go in parallel withefforts to enhance the energy efficiency and tofind optimal design solutions
Jaffal, I.; Inard, C.; Ghiaus, C.
The research regarding the importance of indoorair quality is recently becoming issue fromKorea and various methods are being used toimprove interior air quality.
Song, J.-E.; Kim, Y.-S.; Sohn, J.-Y.
Cross-ventilation is difficult to predict andcontrol because wind exhibits a large degree ofvariation in both speed and direction.Consequently, the design of a well functioningcross-ventilation system presently demandsthorough and often expensive
Sandberg, M.; Claesson, L.; Kobayashi, T.; Kotani, H.
DX A/C systems are widely used insmall to medium size building and generallyrely on On-Off control as a low-cost approachto maintain only indoor dry-bulb temperature.Continuously running the supply fan in a DXA/C system has a significant influence
Chan, M.Y.; Chen, Y.M.
This paper presents the energy savings thatcould be obtained by the appropriate design ofthe building in terms of morphology, thermalinertia and glazed area.
Catalina, T.; Virgone, J.; Blanco, E.
Traditional and modem natural ventilationtechniques have been integrated in a hybridsystem for a retrofitting of a public building inthe city of Mazara del Vallo (Ttaly).
Beccali M,.; Finocchiaro, P.; Corrao, R.; Balsamo, V.; Giordano, D.