Bulding low energy cooling and advanced ventilation
technologies in the 21st century
Scope of the conference
The joint 2nd Palenc and the 28th
AIVC Conference aims to focus on the advanced low energy cooling and
ventilation technologies for buildings.
Increase of the living
standards, deterioration of the thermal conditions in the urban
environment and non-appropriate architecture design, has caused huge
penetration of air conditioning in many parts of the world and not only
in hot climates. Such a condition has a very serious impact on the peak
electricity demand of the countries and the corresponding energy
consumption. Intensive research carried out during the last years has
permitted to develop new technologies, components, materials and
techniques that permit to decrease seriously or even eliminate the
cooling demand of buildings. In parallel, very low energy consumption
for cooling new generation buildings have been realized and monitored.
in buildings permits to decrease the cooling demand, improve comfort
conditions and decrease indoor pollution. A wide range of research
activities carried out over the last years, has permitted to develop
advanced ventilation systems that highly satisfy the above requirements.
is in many countries increased interest in regulations to cover the
issue of summer comfort, air conditioning and peak power control, e.g.
the European Energy Performance of Buildings Directive asks from the
Member States to undertake all the necessary measures in order to
decrease the energy consumption caused by air conditioning and improve
indoor environmental conditions (air quality, summer comfort, ..).
Passive and low energy cooling strategies provide interesting options.
scope of this Conference includes all aspects of technology and
building design, dealing with ventilation and passive cooling
techniques able to improve the environmental performance of buildings.
Papers related on ventilation, solar control, thermal mass, thermal
comfort, urban microclimate landscaping, low energy architecture,
innovative components and materials, standardization and legislation,
advanced and alternative air conditioners, demand side management, etc.
are welcomed. The main aims are to present and discuss the state of the
art of research and applications dealing with ventilation and cooling
and also to assess the results achieved almost two years after the
application of the European Energy Performance of Buildings Directive.