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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The treatment of roof space with cool paint or vegetation is a widely employed urban heat mitigation strategy.
C. L. Tan, N. H. Wong, S. K. Jusuf and P. Y. Chia
Airtightness and controlled ventilation are important factors affecting energy use and indoor air quality. Airtightness tests were carried out on nine naturally ventilated social houses in Ireland.
D. Sinnott and M. Dyer
Non-invasive, scalable, building retrofit solutions are amongst the most likely large scale adoption techniques to assist in climate change adaptation in the existing built environment, particularly in university type buildings where rehousing liv
P. D. O’Sullivan and M. Kolokotroni
In recent years, with actualization of a global warming issue, the need for simultaneous pursuit of progress of comfort in living space at residential house and energy saving is now becoming greater and greater.
T. Endo , M. Otsuka, Y. Minami and T. Umeno
The thermal comfort of the residential buildings Home for Life in Denmark, LichtAktiv Haus in Germnay and Sunlighthouse in Austria is investigated with a particular focus on the strategies used to achieve good thermal comfort, and the role of sola
P. Foldbjerg and T. Asmussen
A lightweight aluminium nocturnal radiator, painted with an appropriate paint, was established on the roof of the Department of Environmental & Natural Resources Management in Agrinio, in Western Greece.
G. Mihalakakou and H. Bagiorgas
Detached residential wooden houses are a common type of housing in Japan. Decay of wooden components within the walls caused by condensation or defective flushing, is sometimes an issue.
K. Lin, . S. Kato, T. Yoshidomi and K. Hiyama
In this article, it will be shown how heat recovery ventilation with closed-loop ground heat exchange performs in practice, in a residential building in Nijeveen, The Netherlands.
B. Cremers
Maintaining an IAQ with fresh in school building is very important because the good IAQ can keep the student in health and improve the academic performance.
J. Lee, D. Song, J. Kim & J. Lee
A good level of thermal insulation and an adequate thermal capacity of the building envelope are essential to achieve good energy performance.
G. Evola, L. Marletta, F. Sicurella and V. Tanasiev
Large, multi-storey buildings pose a particular challenge for natural ventilation design due to the interaction between heat and air flows through different building zones.
A. Acred and G. R. Hunt
A characterization and modeling process has been conducted in order to better account for ventilative cooling in the evaluation of energy performance of buildings.
B. Peuportier, K. Duer, C. Plesner and N.Dupin
This work is based on the RESHYVENT project  in which the effectiveness of hybrid (i.e.
S. Hassid
Common experiences, standards, and laboratory studies show that increased air velocity helps to offset warm sensation due to high environmental temperatures.
A. Simone & B. W. Olesen
Public residential buildings in Singapore are designed as naturally ventilated. As climate changes, the indoor thermal comfort becomes critical as it depends greatly on the outdoor weather condition.
N. H. Wong, E. Tan & S. K. Jusuf
The climate of Greece is typical Mediterranean with wet, cool winters and hot, dry summers. The temperature range is on average between 5°C to 35°C without many extreme temperatures and weather events.
T. Psomas, . P. Holzer & M. Santamouris
Night ventilation has been applied successfully to many passively-cooled or low-energy office buildings.
O. Irulegi, Á. Ruiz-Pardo, A. Serra & J. M. Salmerón
Passive cooling in the built environment is now reaching is phase of maturity.  Passive cooling is achieved by the use of techniques for solar and heat control, heat amortization and heat dissipation.
M. Santamouris and D. Kolokotsa
Developing a method to optimize the investment cost of a building and the energy performance, represented by the energy consumption, one gets easily confronted with conflicting objects.  As the investment cost usually rises, while the energy consu
P. Ampe, A. Tetaert, . L. Van Cauter and H. Witters
Ventilation is especially important to get a good Indoor Air Quality in schools. This is important as the young children have very vulnerable still developing longs which are very sensitive to all kind of pollutions.
W. Zeiler, M. de Waard and G. Boxem