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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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.
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
I. Jaffal, C. Inard, C. Ghiaus
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.
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).
M. Beccali, P. Finocchiaro, R. Corrao, V. Balsamo, D. Giordano
A semi-empirical ventilation model was proposed for cross-ventilation. This model isbased on local dynamic similarity theory andwas coupled with COMIS and TRNSYS, whichare widely used for energy conservationsimulation.
Ohba, M.; Tsukamoto, K.; Kurabuchi, T.; Goto, T.; Nonaka, T.; Endo, T.
Nowadays, due to the energy saving purposes inthe building sector, at new buildings and atrefurbishments, modem closing elements arebuilt-in, with very good thermal insulation andair tightness properties.
F. Kalmar, T. Kalmar, E. Varga, I. Kocsis, T. Jenei, G. Csomos
Reinforcement of air-tightness and thermalinsulation in the indoors leads to the declinein air-change rate.
Kwon, Y.-C.; Chu, E.-S.; Kim, S.-W.; Lee, J.-K.; Moon, J.-M.; Youn, B.
HVAC (Heating, ventilating air conditioning)system is used to keep indoor air quality. Thepurpose of the traditional HAVC system isproviding a comfortable environment andventilating the indoor air pollutants.
C-H. Luo, S. Yang, Y-C. Huang
A radiant cooling system with the use of anordinary air conditioner in attic space, whichmay cope with natural ventilation, wasdeveloped as a trial.
N. Suzuki, M. Shukuya, T. Kakegami
designed "air-curtain chemical fume hood" arediagnosed by using the tracer gas concentrationdetection method.
R.F. Huang, H.D. Chen
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.
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