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Programme for Windsor 2008 Conference, with links to papers in pdf format.

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Proceedings of conference: Air Conditioning and the Low Carbon Cooling Challenge, Cumberland Lodge, Windsor, UK, 27-29th July 2008. London: Network for Comfort and Energy Use in Buildings,

27th - 29th July 2008
Cumberland Lodge, Windsor
Sunday, 27th July 2008
Welcome by Fergus Nicol, NCEUB London Metropolitan University
After Dinner Talk - chaired by Fergus Nicol
Richard deDear, McQuarie University, Australia
52 Residential air conditioning, thermal comfort and peak electricity demand management
Richard deDear & Stephen White
Monday, 28th July 2008
SESSION 1: Lowering the carbon in cooling
Invited chair: Stephen Turner (ASHRAE, USA)
Richard deDear, CSIRO Energy Technology, Australia
53 Beyond comfort - managing the impact of HVAC control on the outside world
John K Ward, Joshua Wall, Sam West & Richard de Dear
Shahin Heidari, Tehran University, Iran
18 A big problem - an easy solution
Shahin Heidari
Ayub Pathan, Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL, UK
39 UK Domestic air conditioning: A study of occupant use and energy efficiency
Ayub Pathan, Alan Young and Tadj Oreszczyn
Satoshi Hashimoto, Daikin Industries Ltd, Japan
05 An energy saving method for air-conditioning system by using weather forecast
Satoshi Hashimoto, Takaaki Matsuda, Hedeo Shinbayashi, Harunori Yoshida, Fulin Wang and Kazuhiro Shiota
Eduardo Maldonado, University of Porto, Portugal
42 Assessing the improvements resulting from EPBD implementation in low-cost housing in Portugal: occupant satisfaction evaluation using comfort surveys and measurements.
Petra Vaquero, Eduardo Maldonado and José Coimbra
SESSION 2: Passive cooling
Invited chair: Michael Adebamowo (University of Lagos, Nigeria)
Kevin Lomas, De Montfort University, UK
34 Commissioning hybrid advanced naturally ventilated buildings: a US case-study
K J Lomas, M J Cook and C A Short
Becci Taylor, Arup UK
45 The first line of defence: Passive design at an urban scale
Becci Taylor & Phillip Guthrie
Agathi Sakka, (for Mat Santamouris), University of Athens, Greece
55 Experimental investigation of the air flow and indoor carbon dioxide concentration in classrooms with intermittent natural ventilation
M. Santamouris, A. Synnefa, M. Asssimakopoulos, Livada, K.Pavlou, M. Papaglastra, N. Gaitani, C. Pavlou, D. Kolokotsa & V. Assimakopoulos
Christhina Cândido, Federal University of Santa Caterina, Brazil
59 Natural ventilation and thermal comfort: air movement acceptability inside naturally ventilated buildings in Brazilian hot-humid zone
Christhina Cândido, Richard de Dear, Roberto Lamberts & Leonardo Bittencourt
Takashi Nakaya, Gifu National College of Technology, Japan
50 Use of occupant behaviour to control the indoor climate in Japanese residences (NOTE: version updated 26/7/08)
Takashi Nakaya, Naoki Matsubara, Yoshihito Kurazumi
Short presentations and posters
Rajat Gupta, Oxford Brookes University, UK
65 Assessing the potential of ground source heat pumps to provide low-carbon heating and cooling in UK dwellings in a changing climate
Rajat Gupta and Robert Irving
Amgad Farghal, University of Karlsruhe, Germany
07 Studying the adaptive comfort approach within a hot dry climate: a case study in educational buildings in the Egyptian climate
Amgad Farghal and Andreas Wagner
Bin Cao, Tsingshua University, PR China
73 Field survey of human thermal adaptability in transition season and heating supply period
Bin Cao, Xiang Zhou, Li Huang, Yingxin Zhu
Ahmadreza Foruzanmehr, Oxford Brookes University, UK
64 Towards new approaches for integrating vernacular passive-cooling systems into modern buildings in warm-dry climates of Iran
Ahmadreza Foruzanmehr
Lucila C. Labaki, University of Campinas, Brazil
44 Environmental comfort and energy use in public school buildings: case study in Campinas, Brazil
Lucila C. Labaki, Doris Kowaltowski, Flavia E. A .Nogueira, Paula R. Pizarro
Simon McKay, Faber Maunsell, UK
74 An analysis of a monitored ground source heat pump installed at the National Energy Foundations Phase II Building (NOTE: version updated 31/7/08)
Simon McKay and Mike Wilson
Boualem Ouazia National Research Council, Canada (Poster presentation only - author not present)
14 Improving moisture management and cooling energy use in residential buildings
Boualem Ouazia, Marianne Manning, Mike Swinton, Hayssam Barhoun
SESSION 3: Methodologies: Comfort and buildings
Invited chair: Gail Brager (University of California, USA)
Stephen Turner, ASHRAE, USA
58 ASHRAE's thermal comfort standard in America: Future steps away from energy intensive design
Stephen Turner
Michael Humphreys, Oxford Brookes University, UK
49 "Why did that piggy bark?" Some effects of language and context on the interpretation of words used in scales of warmth and thermal preference
Michael Humphreys
Atze Boerstra, BBA Consultants, Netherlands
57 Temperature variation in centrally controlled HVAC buildings and its impact on comfort and performance
Atze Boerstra
Toks Sangowawa, KOA Consultants, Lagos, Nigeria
20-22 Cooling, comfort and low energy design in warm humid climate: the case of Lagos, Nigeria
Toks Sangowawa, Mike Adebamowo, John Godwin
Michael Holmes, Arup UK
40 The problem of the summertime overheating prediction
Michael Holmes and Jake Hacker
Fergus Nicol, London Metropolitan University, UK
72 Suggestion for new approach to overheating diagnostics
Fergus Nicol, Jake Hacker, Brian Spires, Hywel Davies
SESSION 4: Modelling and passive controls
Invited chair: Kevin Lomas(De Montfort University, UK)
Paul C Cropper, Universities of De Montfort and Stuttgart, UK & Germany
31 Exchange of simulation data between CFD programmes and a multi-segmented human thermal comfort model
Paul C Cropper, Tong Yang, Malcolm J Cook, Dusan Fiala and Rehan Yousaf
Frédéric Haldi, Ecole Polytechnique Fédéral de Lausanne, Switzerland
32 A comparison of alternative approaches for the modelling of window opening and closing behaviour
Frédéric Haldi and Darren Robinson
Tomoyuki Chikamoto, Ritsumikan University, Japan
26 Air-conditioning control which considers human comfort corresponding to thermal environment change, and its energy saving effect
Tomoyuki Chikamoto & Naoki Hashimoto
Runa Hellwig, Fraunhofer Institute for Building Physics, Germany
23 The use of windows as controls for indoor environmental conditions in schools
Runa Tabea Hellwig, Florian Antretter, Andreas Holm and Klaus Sedlbauer
Noriko Umemiya, Osaka City University, Japan
29 Humidity and thermal control use of apartment occupants during summer-autumn in Japan
Noriko Umemiya, Koichi Taniguchi and Ginjiro Inoue
Hom Bahadur Rijal, Oxford Brookes University
33 How do the occupants control the temperature in mixed-mode buildings? Predicting the use of passive and active controls.
H.B. Rijal, M.A. Humphreys. and J.F. Nicol
After Dinner Talk - chaired by Yi Jiang (Tsingshua University, PR China)
Ashok Lall, Ashok B Lall Architects, New Delhi, India
37 Preventive strategy for air-conditioning - A case for India
Ashok Lall and Ruchi Parakh
Tuesday, 29th July 2008
SESSION 5: Policy and fuel poverty
Invited chair: Eduardo Maldonado (University of Porto, Portugal)
Jacky Pett, Pett Projects, UK
15 Cold Comfort for Kyoto: the role of actors in reducing unconstrained demand for air conditioning in the domestic sector.
Jacky Pett
Roger Hitchin, Building Research Establishment, UK
10 The future environmental impact of room air conditioners in Europe
C. Pout and E.R. Hitchin
Márton Varga, e7 Energie Markt Analyse GmbH, Austria
48 Integrating low energy design into the first steps of the planning process - methodology and case studies
Márton Varga, Gerhard Hofer, Margot Grim and Klemens Leutgöb
Paul Tuohy, University of Strathclyde, UK
19 Air-conditioning: The impact of UK regulations, the risks of un-necessary air-conditioning and a capability index for non-air-conditioned naturally ventilated buildings
Paul Tuohy
Yi Jiang, Tsingshua University, PR China
71 What are the major factors on energy consumption for cooling in Chinese residential buildings?
Yi Jiang, ZhaoJian Li, Rong Qin
Short presentations and posters
Adélio Rodrigues Gaspar, University of Coimbra, Portugal
35 Analysis of the performance improvement of building passive systems by the use of automation
Paulo Filipe Tavares, António Gomes Martins & Adélio Rodrigues Gaspar
Zhen Yu, Oxford University, UK
61 Hierarchical fuzzy control of low-energy building systems using fuzzy decision trees
Zhen Yu and Arthur Dexter
Agathi Sakka, London Metropolitan University & University of Athens, Greece
38 Thermal conditions and heat stress in low income households in Athens, Greece
Agathi Sakka, Fergus Nicol, Michael Wilson, Matheos Santamouris, I Livada
Doug King, King Shaw Associates, UK
01 An application of mixed mode cooling using Termodeck with CHP
Doug King
Richard deDear, Macquarie University, Australia
51 The Universal Thermal Climate Index UTCI : Goal and state of COST Action 730 and ISB Commission 6
(Gerd Jendritzky, Philipp Weihs, Ekaterina Batchvarova, George Havenith and Richard de Dear)
SESSION 6: Comfort surveys
Invited chair: Michael Humphreys (Oxford Brookes University, UK)
Andreas Wagner, University of Karlsruhe, Germany
16 Occupant satisfaction at workplaces - a field study in office buildings
Elke Gossauer, Andreas Wagner
Astrid Roetzel, HafenCity University Hamburg, Germany
47 Evaluation of thermal and visual comfort in offices considering realistic input data and user behaviour in building simulation
Astrid Roetzel
Doreen Kalz, Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems, Germany
28 Meta-analysis of twelve primary energy optimised buildings employing thermo-active building systems and environmental energy.
Kalz, D., Herkel, S. and Pfafferott, J
Maria Kessler, Oxford Brookes University, UK
69 After POE: Building shaping design
Maria Rita (Maita) Kessler, Fergus Nicol and Manuel Fuentes
Steven Firth, De Montfort University, UK
12 Investigating the thermal characteristics of English dwellings: Summer temperatures
Steven Firth & Andrew Wright
SESSION 7: Design strategies
Invited chair: Sue Roaf (Heriot Watt University, UK)
Gail Brager, University of California, USA
41 Occupant satisfaction in mixed-mode buildings
Gail Brager and Lindsay Baker
John Martin Evans, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina
70 The Comfort Triangles: Influence of temperature swings on comfort with artificial cooling, natural conditioning and mixed-mode buildings
John Martin Evans
A. Borodinecs, Riga Technical University, Latvia
54 Reduction of cooling and heating loads using building envelopes with controlled thermal resistance
Borodinecs A & Kreslins A
Masoud Malekzadeh, Loughborough University, UK
08 Towards the integrated thermal simulation of indoor and outdoor building spaces
Masoud Malekzadeh and Dennis Loveday
Mansoureh Tahbaz, Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran, Iran
11 Effect of appropriate design on success of passive ventilated cooling: Case study of a semi-tall building in Tehran
Mansoureh Tahbaz
Jacob Hacker, Arup UK
67 Climate change in London: implications for passive and active cooling of dwellings
Jacob Hacker
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