In 2005 the first Energy Efficiency Plan for South Africa was developed by the Department of Mineralsand Energy. This plan sets the target for energy efficiency improvements of 12% until 2015.
30th AIVC Conference - Berlin,Germany - 1-2 October 2009
The 30th AIVC Conference, Trends in High Performance Buildings and the Role of Ventilation, was held in Berlin, Germany, 1-2 October 2009.
Contains 48 papers
The impact of cost-efficient measures on the performance of school buildings in South Africa - Two case studies | 2009 | English
Calculation of the primary energy consumption of a supply and exhaust ventilation system with heat recovery in comparison to a demand-based (moisture-controlled) exhaust ventilation system | 2009 | English
Due to the increase in CO2 emissions and the resulting climate change more and more efforts aremade to reduce energy consumption.
It is well known that appropriate ventilation represents one of the prerequisites for achieving goodindoor comfort, and we try to ensure a continuous and sufficient intake of fresh air into a building.
Nocturnal natural ventilation for low and zero energy office buildings in Central Chile | 2009 | English
Office buildings in central Chile normally show higher cooling than heating energy demand.Overheating is a frequent problem in this type of buildings in cities like Valparaso and Santiago.Santiago (33S) presents a Mediterranean climate, with a hig
From Single Buildings to Communities and Cities - Energy Efficiency in the Course of Time | 2009 | English
For quite a long time energy conservation and energy efficiency were concentrated on a singlebuilding approach.
Development of setting methods to control outdoor ventilation airflow rate in office buildings | 2009 | English
Ventilation is essential for the health and comfort of building occupants. It is particularly required todilute and/or remove pollutants emitted by occupants' metabolism and activities.
On the way to the solution of our energy-problems, the conditioning of buildings is the most importantsector.
Passive cooling of buildings is one of the energy-saving measures that can be employed in climateswith predominantly sensible cooling loads.
Holistic Assessment Toolkit on Energy Efficient Retrofit Measures for Government Buildings (EnERGo) | 2009 | English
The Annex 46, within the IEA ECBCS programme, is meant to influence the decision making processin the retrofit of public and governmental buildings that determines the use of energy-saving measures in building retrofits.
The paper provides the results of monitoring on the specifics of indoor air quality in Latvian dwellingbuildings.
Optimization of air tightness and night ventilation for Passive houses in Italian climates under Fanger and Adaptive comfort models | 2009 | English
In Central and Northern Europe several thousands homes conform to the Passivhaus standard havebeen built.
There is worldwide plea to reduce carbon emission. Several governments in East Asia recently have responded by setting higher indoor temperatures in summer.
The ventilation system in nursery buildings requires particular care to guarantee the safety of children[1,2].
Due to increasing interest in indoor air quality and demand controlled ventilation in buildings aiming at energy and cost saving, as well as health and comfort aspects, the objective of our work has been the development of a reliable, low cost too
Comparing Energy Performance requirement levels among Member States of Europe (EU ASIEPI project) | 2009 | English
For outsiders, a national energy performance (EP) requirement level is quite a black box.
Data-based mechanistic modelling of indoor temperature distributions based on energy input | 2009 | English
Energy used for building heating, ventilating and air conditioning contributes to a great share in thetotal energy consumption worldwide.
Experimentation of Hybrid Ventilation in Carnegie Mellon University's Intelligent Workplace, Pittsburgh, PA | 2009 | English
The Center for Building Performances and Diagnostics of Carnegie Mellon University is experimenting with Hybrid Ventilation in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, to evaluate the potential energy savings of this technique in a region where there are ma
Ventilation in schools is very important as it has a direct relation to health and performance of pupils.The status quo of school ventilation in the Netherlands is presented: lots of problems and insufficientsituations were found.
This paper analyzes some important aspects toward changing energy paradigma in urban area.To that aim it is important to act synergically on three sides of the energy system:- Demand side: by reducing energy demand;- Supply side: by optimizing gen
Since the 2002/91/CE EPBD was published, all European countries should making efforts in harmonizing local standards, imposing the assessment of building energy and environmental impact through a common certification procedure.