Van Schijndel, A.W.M.J.
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27th AIVC and 4th Epic Conference "Technologies & sustainable policies for a radical decrease of the energy consumption in buildings", Lyon, France, 20-22 November 2006

The objective of the paper is to present a new educational concept for improving the accessibility towhole building Heat, Air & Moisture (HAM) simulation models developed in the simulation environmentHAMLab. We provided a library of buildings, including the default performances of the buildingsthemselves, on a website. Students can select the most appropriate building, adapt the inputparameters, simulate and evaluate the results. In case a higher resolution is required, two stepsexplain how to implement respectively advanced controllers and HAM details. The following resultsare presented: First, a brief overview of the types of buildings, already present at the website; Second,a short description of a developed guideline; Third, the use of the guideline by a case study andFourth, evaluation of the results. It is concluded that the accessibility to the whole building HAMsimulation model HAMLab has been improved by the new concept. Moreover, the website and allHAMLab models are public domain so that every Matlab-user has access to state-of-art HAM buildingmodels.