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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This paper investigates the thermal effect of ceiling-mounted light fixtures for a displacement ventilation system. The influence of fluorescent lainps on a ceiling is examined by computational fluid dynamics and experimental methods.
Y. Hashimoto, H. Yoneda
This paper discusses whether there is thermalcognition acquired through daily experience inthe built environment during summer seasons.For this purpose, we analysed the results of asubjective experiment to reveal the relationshipbetween subjective
Iwamatsu, T.; Shukuya, M.; Kataoka, E.; Hoshino, Y.
Buildings are a man-made environment built innature.
Kodama, Y.
Experimental study was conducted onimproving air-conditioners' energy efficiencyusing hydroponic roof plants. The air-coolingeffect caused by the solar-shading andtranspiration of hydroponic-cultivated sweatpotato was measured.
F. Wang, H. Yoshida, M. Yamashita
The paper presents the results of mold growthrislzs in a corner wall near an entrance door inan apartment house. The corner wall isrecognized as a trouble spot for condensationand mold risk in apartment buildings.
H.J. Moon, J.W. Park, Y.R. Yoon, S.W. Jee
Conventional air-conditioning control in a roomassumes perfect diffusion of temperature in theroom, and relies on a temperature sensorinstalled on the wall or ceiling of the room, or inthe return duct.
Fukuda, S.; Chikamoto, T.; Nishimura, T.
An investigation was performed in a middle-corridor-type elementary school in Tolcyo, Japan, equipped with an air-conditioning system for cooling.Temperatures and C02 concentrations weremeasured in classrooms, corridors and outdoors.Visual inspect
Kurabuchi, T.; Kawase, T.; Fukada, K.; Ilno, Y.; Endo, T.; Yoshino, H.
In the past various experimental investigationsabout room airflows were published.
Heschl, C.; Sanz, W.; Lindmeier, I.
The holistic aim of this study is to make clearthe possibility of passive cooling systems usingnatural cool sources produced by cyclic weatherchanges. Here in this study, we focused on apossible use of rainwater for cooling.
Kataoka, E.; Iwamatsu, T.; Shukuya, M.
The Energy Conservation for Buildings andCommunities Systems (ECBCS) is anImplementing Agreement among 23 countriesof the IEA (International Energy Agency) forenergy research and development in buildingsand communities.
Atif, M.
In this paper the energy performance and thepotentials of the energy savings decrease in twooffice buildings in northern Greece areexamined, within the frames of a renovationproject in office buildings of the public sector.Energy audits and simula
Koinakis, C.J.; Sakelaris, J.K.
A double-skin facade is installed in a laboratory full scale test cell. The double-skin fagade has a 20 cm wide air cavity with Venetian sun-shading blinds and is provided with mechanical ventilation.
Gavan, V.; Woloszyn, M.; Roux, J.-J.; Muresan, C.; Jandon, M.
Double-skin facade (DSF) is an architectural/ engineering solution developed from the need to increase comfort in buildings with full glazed facades.
Marques da Silva, F.; Pereira, I.; Pinto, A.; Gloria Gomes, M.; Moret Rodrigues, A.
In hot and humid regions, cooling anddehumidification are important issues of inindoor environment.
N. Areemit, Y. Sakamoto
Numerous studies and everyday experiencesprove the fact that even new buildings do notperform as expected.
Pietilainen, J.; Kauppinen, T.; Nykanen, V.; Peltonen, J.
Tn this paper, using thc "SCTENCE vent"method for estimating the energy consumptionfor air conditioning in rcsidcntial buildings, wcevaluated the wind environment and theradiative conditions with respect to the targetbuildings in the case where th
Narumi, D.; Taketa, A.; Shimoda, Y.
The objective of this study is to identify theeffects of mirror duct system on energy savingsfor luminaries.
E. Mochizuki, H. Komine, H. Kimura
Today lots of research and application of solarheating are focused on continuously occupiedbuildings, such as residential buildings.
G. Yu, H. Yang
Considering density of housing in residentialarea of large cities in Japan, it is very difficultto secure sufficient daylight and lead daylightto whole space in the house. High side lightingis one of solutions for such situation.
Suzuki, H.