International Building Simulation Conference Madison, USA, 1995.

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A simplified building heat and moisture transfer model has been developed and integrated with relevant air-conditioning system component models for simultaneous simulation of heat and moisture transfer at the building envelope, the indoor air-zone
Chow W. K., Yik Francis W. H., Underwood C. P.
This paper introduces a new approach towards the assessment of thermal building performance. As a specific aspect of overall building performance, thermal comfort performance is examined in detail. Two issues have been addressed.
Wit M. S. de
This paper gives an overview and examples of varíous approaches to system simulation in buildings. Advantages and disadvantages of the different methods with respect to problems commonly encountered in building performance evaluation are described
Hensen Jan
RADIANCE has emerged as one of the most powerful programs for modelling the luminous environment within and around buildings.
Mardaljevic John, lomas Kevin J.
A translucent external wall system for solar space heating and daylighting is briefly presented.
Manz Heinrich, Egolf Peter W.
The primary purpose of this paper is to discuss the needs and expectations concerning simulation analysis and evaluation tools from the viewpoint of the design process.
Aho Ilari
We introduce SEMPER, a computational tool for active and multi-dornain design and evaluation support. We demonstrate SEMPER's unique synthesis of three fundamental system requirements: 1) a methodologically consistent performance modeling approach
Mahdavi Ardeshir, Mathew Paul
This paper discusses a model for integrating a rigorous thermal simulation with computational reasoning. This model is used to build an intelligent computer-aided system that assists designers throughout the design process.
Malkawi Ali M.
The paper presents the results of the simulation of the energy performance of underground buildings variously insulated, in two different climates.
Forowicz Teresa
The impact of central forced-air heating and cooling system modifications on the levels of selected pollutants in single-family houses was evaluated by simulating pollutant concentrations due to a variety of sources in eight houses with typical HV
Emmerich Steven J., Persily Andrew K.
This paper describes research related to the New Zealand Building Code. It reports a survey ofinternational approaches to building energy performance regulation.
Isaacs Nigel, Donn Michael, Lee Jacky, Bannister Paul
This paper discusses development of a library of equation-based models for building HVAC system simulation.
Sowell Eduard F., Moshier Michael A.
New software (BASECALCTM) has been created for modelling heat losses from residential basements and slabs-on-grade.
Beausoleil-Morrison Ian, Mitalas Gintas, Mclarnon Cathy
There is a continuing need to validate detailed thermal simulation programs of buildings. One way of doing this is to compare program predictions with measured building performance data. This is known as empirical validation.
Iomas Kevin J., Eppel Herbert
InteSys Limited has developed a new dynamic simulation model for buildings, which emerges by itself as it receives the data or signals from the building under consideration.
Jankovic L.
The Centre Scientifique, et Technique du Bâtiment and Gaz-de-France carried out a comprehensive study for providing professionals with dimensioning rules for hot water floor heating systems. 
Caccavelli D., Bedouani B., Baude J.
CONTAM94 is an easily used, public domain airflow and contaminant migration analysis program.combining algorithms for modeling airflow and contaminant dispersal in multizone buildings.
Walton George N.
This study was carried out on a real site gymnasium situated in the center of France. The building is equipped with two remarkable energy saving systems; running together: a ventilated roof and an air-earth exchanger. 
Trombe A., Serres L.
Analytical solutions to the heat flow equation in a dynamic insulation is presented. A numerical least:squares method, called the gradient method, to estimate the steady state and transient air flow through a dynamic insulation is presented.
Wallentém Petter
As part of a new Federal program to promote energy efficient retrofit of commercial buildings, voluntary private-sector partners evaluate potential envelope retrofits for their buildings.
Crawley Drury B.