The Indoor Air Quality Simulator for personal computers (IAQPC) has been developed in response to the growing need for quick, accurate predictions of indoor air contamination levels.
IBPSA 1989 - Vancouver, Canada
International Building Simulation Conference, Vancouver, Canada, 1989.
Contains 53 abstracts.
The analysis of enthalpy control strategies and its application in hot and humid climates | 1989 | English
Air enthalpy control strategy, or often known as free cooling, has been very effective in conserving building air-conditioning power consumptions-in moderate climatic areas.
Perturbations in atmospheric density caused by high rise buildings and their effect on astronomical observations: a case study | 1989 | English
Proposed construction of high rise buildings near the U. S. Naval Observatory in Washington D.C. caused astronomers to ask what effect the heat released by these buildings would have on their ability to make accurate observations.
Experimental studies during the 1940S concluded that heat loss from slab-on-grade floors is proportional to floor perimeter length. More recent numerical investigations, however, indicate that area and shape are also important parameters.
How good are single zone - monthly based - correlation methods for building energy and comfort performance assessment | 1989 | English
Several single zone, monthly based, correlation methods have been developed at a national level , ver the past few years.
Since methods incorporating the time value of money are the only ones that give an accurate picture of life costs of a system, they are the only methods appropriate for the analysis of building lighting systems.
The heat transfer processes occurring in the earth surrounding a building have a substantial effect on the building's energy consumption.
COMBINE is a file utility program developed by Jeff Hirsch of Lawrence Berkeley Laboratories for use with the DOE2.1C building energy simulation program.
The paper presented is based on work done within the IEA ANNEX 10 'system simulation' group.There, eight research instituts discussed and agreed on simulation models for heating and air conditioning components.
In a typical computer-based building energy management system (BEMS) for HVAC applications, pertinent variables such as pressure, temperature, fluid flow rate, valve and damper positions and the open/close status of the flow control devices, are m
Modelling heat, moisture and contaminant transport in buildings: toward a new generation software | 1989 | English
This paper describes a general purpose software, Florida Software for Engineering Calculations (FSEC 1.1), that is capable of solving various transport equations used in building science (e.g., combined heat and moisture transfer, fluid flow, cont
Over the past 5 years, Dubin-Bloome Associates (DBA) and Ross & Baruzzini, Inc. (R&B) have jointly been working on a project to determine the relationship of the air conditioning load caused by building lighting with time.
Development of a methodology to evaluate the energy and comfort performance of fenestration | 1989 | English
This paper describes the development of a new concept for analyzing the performance of fenestration systems.
Building energy analysis programs have undergone a slow evolution since arrival over a decade ago. The frequency of use and number of applications for these sophisticated modeling tools seems to have reached a plateau.
Traditionally, the lighting engineering community has emphasized illuminance, the amount of light reaching a surface, as the primary design goal.
The task is for COMIS to develop a reliable and well running multizone infiltration model on a modular base.
The availability of daylight, including diffused sky light and direct sunlight, in urban open spaces is an important environmental factor in designing and regulating buildings in high density urban areas.
Predictions of thermal comfort and pollutan distributions for a thermostatically-controlled, air-conditioned, partitioned room: numerical results and enhanced graphical presentation | 1989 | English
An index of local thermal comfort and pollutant distributions have been computed with the TEMPEST computer code, in a transient simulation of an air-conditioned enclosure with an incomplete partition.
Today energy saving rates due to retrofits in residential housing are either measured by experiment on site or predicted by system simulation.
Lighting energy conservation measures are typically recommended in commercial bui1ding energy audits. Over 60% of the cost in Bonneville Power's commercial building energy conservation programs are related to lighting.