International Building Simulation Conference Madison, USA, 1995.

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There are two almost orthogonal aspects that need to be considered when looking at the use of design tools by the profession, the integration of the design tools "around" the product being designed and the integration of the tools "into" the proce
Randal Damian Mac
Three energy analysis programs (BESA-Desian, PC-BLAST and MICRO-DOE2. 1 D) were used by threeresearchers to evaluate the energy and cost savings in a larae existing office building located in Montreal.
Zmeureanu Radu, Pasqualetto Lora, Bilas Frederic
In computer simulation, accurate modelling of air conditioning equipment is important in the studies of dynamic plant performance, for instance in the selection process of a plant control scherne, in the investigation of plant energy consumptions,
Chow T. T.
The ability to integrate a range of disparate design tools has been an area of intense research throughout the world.
Amor Robert, Hosking John
In order to improve upon previous calibration techniques, this paper presents new calibration methodsincluding a temperature bin analysis to improve hourly x-y scatter plots, a 24-hour weatherdaytype bin analysis to allow for the evaluation of hou
Haberl Jeff S., Bou-Saada Tarek E.
Two main modelisation techniques are the analytic and systemic methods. After a presentation of  each method applied to building simulation, this paper emphases the benefit of systemic modelisation for  multizone cases.
Boyer Harry, Garde François, Brau Jean, Lauret Alfred
Electric and hydronic baseboard heating systems rely on natural-convection-driven air motion to distribute energy throughout a space to maintain thermal comfort. For electric baseboard heating systems employing an on/off control scherne, the room
Krafthefer Brian, Shah Dipak J., Schultz Ken
The aim of this study is to form the basis of a further analysis on night ventilation for cooling purposes in modern Swedish office buildings.
Ren Janet X., Dalenbäck Jan-Olof
A new approach for computer-aided thermal analysis of buildings is presented. It is based on an electronic book "Building Thermal Analysis" which operates in a mathematical programmingenvironment (Mathcad).
Athienitis Andreas K.
The main purpose of this paper is to develop fault detection modules for BEMS (Building Energy Management Systems), a software to aid building operators in detecting and diagnosing faults in HVAC systems.
Dumitru Ruxandra, Marchio Dominique
An important aspect of the Texas LoanSTAR program has been the development of public domain software. These software are now available.   
Haberl Jeff S., Claridge David, Sparks Robert, Kissock Kelly
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.