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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International building legislation is setting stronger and stronger requirements for the energy performance of buildings. The most recent example is the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive in the European Union.
Erhorn, H.; Erhorn-Kluttig, H.; Carrie, R.
The case study of a nursery school of Bologna isa pilot example of how hybrid ventilationsystems can be embedded in architecturallysignificant buildings.
Guardigli, L.; Cascella, M.T.
The purpose of this paper is to proposestrategies of reducing energy consumption forcooling in residences under hot and humidclimate such as Indonesia.
Uno, T.; Hokoi, S.; Ekasiwi, S.N.N.
There is an obvious and indisputable need for anincrease in the efficiency of energy utilization inbuildings.
Schmidt, D.; Shukuya, M.
Maintaining a good indoor air quality (forpeople and building conservation) is obviously thefirst aim of any ventilation system; neverthelessthe main side effect - which is also the mostvisible one - is to spend energy, for heating firstand for tr
Jardinier, M.; Savin, J.L.; Berthin, S.
The purpose of this study is to clarify thecharacteristics of airflow around building roofand to provide the guidelines for design ofnatural ventilation by chimney.
Komatsu, Y.; Sagara, K.; Yamanaka, T.; Kotani, H.; Lim, E.; Watanabe, H.; Higuchi, M.; Nishida, M.
Social, financial, energy and technical data from about 1 1 10 households have been collected during 2004 in the major Athens area. The sample has been divided in seven inconie groups and a detailed analysis has been performed.
Santamouris, M.; Kapsis, K.; Korres, D.; Livada, I.; Pavlou, C.; Assimakopoulos, M.N.
The combined solar thermal and electricdesiccant cooling system is designed, fabricated,assembled and installed in the Laboratory ofBuilding Environmental Engineering of TohokuUniversity.
Enteria, N.; Yoshino, H.; Mochida, A.; Takaki, R.; Satake, A.; Yoshie, R.; Mitamura, T.; Baba, S.;
The hygrothermal performance of houses isrecently being required to indicatequantitatively due to the encouragement ofenergy conservation. Several calculationmethods are practically proposed to evaluateenergy saving measures of houses.
Ozaki, A.; Ozasa, H.; Kuma, Y.
The evaluation of the effectiveness ofcogenerations in energy saving is dependent onthe profile of electricity demand and heatdemand as many experts know.
Sawachi, T.; Miura, H.; Habara, H.; Kuwasawa, Y.; Mae, M.
This paper deals with pressurization usingHVAC systems on each floor as acountermeasure against stack effect generated inthe winter in high-rise office buildings that donot use revolving doors at the entrance.
Takemasa, Y.; Katoh, M.; Owada, J.; Aikawa T.; Suzuki, Y.
Buildings take a great share on the total energyconsumption and C02 emissions in Portugal.Poorly thought buildings pollute the urbanspace, and contribute to the increasing buildingssector energy demand.
Creado, N.M.R.; de Matos, M.
As the technology in building materialsadvances, the room air pollution caused bychemical compounds, and also by preservativesand insecticides for termite control, has becomea serious problem.
Honma,Y.; Osawa, H.; Kuwasawa, Y; Suzuki, H.
The aim of this study is to examine contaminantdistribution in the occupied zone of a room servedby a novel enhanced displacement ventilationsystem which brings cooler air near the floorupward around human body via 4 fans mounted ateach corner of
Sun, W.; Melikov, A.K.; Cheong, K.W.D.
The concentration in the convection flows ofresuspended particles from the floor area wasexperimentally investigated under laboratoryconditions with different ventilation strategies.It was concluded that the number of smallparticles transported in
Mundt, E.
In building design the requirements for energyconsumption for ventilation, heating and coolingand the requirements for increasingly betterindoor climate are two opposing factors.This paper presents the schematic layout andsimulation results of an
Hviid, C.A.; Svendsen, S.
The use of floor heating has been know sincemore than 3000 years from the Chinese Kang,the Korean Ondol, the Romans hypocaust to daysmodern water based systems embedded in thefloor construction.
Olesen, B.W.
In this paper we analyze by means ofbuilding simulation the effect of differentparameter combinations on the non-heating andnon-cooling temperatures of a typical airconditionedoffice building.
Caciolo, M.; Filfli, S.; Stabat, P.; Marchio, D.
The Mechanical supply only (MSO) ventilationsystem has many advantages, such as good airdistribution, easy pre-heating of cold fresh airsupply and prevention of chemical aerosolsintake through wall cavity.
Fukushima, A.; Murata, S.; Morita, T.; Niki, K.
In order to generate effective grid for CFDanalysis of wind environment around buildings in urban area, we newly develop non-uniformtype adaptive mesh refinement method(NUAMR).
Imano, M.; Sakamoto, Y.; Kamata, M.; Onishi, N.