The 34th AIVC - 3rd TightVent - 2nd Cool Roofs - 1st venticool Conference - Energy conservation technologies for mitigation and adaptation in the built environment: the role of ventilation strategies and smart materials  was held in Athens, Greece, 25-26 September 2013.

Contains 130 papers. 

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Universities’ campuses can be viewed as small communities considering their size, users and mixed complex activities.
A. Vasilomichelaki, D. Kolokotsa, K. Kalaitzakis
Energy saving in the building sector is one of the key issue to achieve environmental targets at national and EU levels.
M.Zinzi, E.Carnielo, G.Fasano, A.Federici
Air quality in the office room areas, as well as their energy demands for heating and cooling are directly depended on the ventilation levels in those rooms.
E. Provata, D. Kolokotsa
This research studies the possibility of introducing combinations of specific mitigation techniques for the urban heat island effect (UHI) in Athens, Greece.
E. A. Calokerinou, S. C. Zerefos
Urban gardens are a means of greening and are created by a local community.
V. Tsilini, S. Papantoniou, D. Kolokotsa and M. Efpraxia
Energy consumption  in buildings for heating, cooling and lighting needs to be reduced in all European countries in order to achieve the goals set by the latest European Directives  for reducing energy consumption by 20% and increase the introduct
E. Pyloudi, S. Papantoniou, D. Kolokotsa
The effect of a new passive cooling device to the indoor air is analyzed based both to experimental and simulating results. The tested device is a ventilated pond protected with an aluminum layer, placed on the roof of the examined building.
A. Spanaki, D. Kolokotsa, T. Tsoutsos, I. Zacharopoulos
The experimental analysis aims to investigate ways to protect a water pond, in order to reduce bottom pond temperature. For this purpose, three identical shallow ponds are together recorded in moderate climate.
A. Spanaki, D. Kolokotsa, T. Tsoutsos, I. Zacharopoulos
This paper presents and discusses monitored data of the indoor temperature in almost 50 low income houses in Athens Greece during the winter of 2012-2013.
S. Alevizos, L. Aslanoglou, D. Mantzios, P. Milonas, I. Sarelli, M. Santamouris and J.A. Paravantis
The solar optical properties of micro- and meso-porous materials that can be building integrated or roof added for evaporating cooling purposes were studied and compared with conventional building materials.
S. Krimpalis and D. Karamanis
The principle of roofs cooling through the water vapour adsorption-desorption cycle in porous materials is presented.
D. Karamanis, Ε. Vardoulakis, E. Kyritsi, V. Kapsalis, G. Gorgolis, S. Krimpalis, G. Mihalakakou, N. Ökte
This paper aims to present the methodology for the development of a Decision Support System (DSS) that takes into account environmental and socioeconomic criteria, focusing on a case study that was carried out in Athens.
A. Synnefa, M. Stathopoulou, N. Adaktylou, D. Kolokotsa, K. Gobakis, M. Santamouris, N. Chrysoulakis, C. Cartalis
Clay roof tiles are widely used as roofing materials because of their good mechanical and aesthetical properties.
C. Chiara Ferrari, A. G. Touchaei, M. Sleiman, A. Libbra, A. Muscio, C. Siligardi, H. Akbari
Scientific evidence exists of an association between dampness and mould in buildings and of an increased risk of health effects for occupants, usually associated with the respiratory system.
S. Karatasou, M. Laskari and M. Santamouris
Efforts to save energy may easily lead to the compromisation of indoor environmental conditions and vice-versa.
M. Laskari, S. Karatasou and M. Santamouris
Climate change phenomena such as global warming and urban heat island effects cause serious problems for the development of building technology.
H. Kikumoto, R. Ooka, Y. Arima and T. Yamanaka
As environmental issues are rapidly gaining more and more interest globally, various measures and standards are being set to minimize the use of energy in the architecture field, which consists about a fourth of the total use of energy.
H.G. Kim , M. Y. Kim and M. Y. Lee
The paper deals with the investigation of air flow field in front of the reinforced slot exhaust hood with the workbench at the level of the lower edge of the exhaust opening.
O. Pech, M. Pavelek
Future climate change might have a tremendous impact on energy use, ventilative cooling strategies and thermal comfort in buildings, since these parameters are strongly correlated with the external weather conditions.
I. Farrou, M. Kolokotroni, M. Santamouris
A large number of indices have been developed to assess human bioclimatic conditions. The indices that could be considered valid in all climate and seasons are those that are based on calculations involving the heat balance equation.
K. Pantavou, M. Santamouris