International Building Simulation Conference Madison, USA, 1995.

Contains 93 papers.

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This paper presents the concept of an "open" simulation environment for performance-driven designexploration as a multi-directional approach to computer-aided daylighting modeling.
This paper deals with the model validation methodology used at the Gaz de France Research & Development Division. The primary emphasis is on the latest developments, concerning different statistical methods for model validation and diagnosis.
Jeandel Edward, Izquierdo Maria del Mar, Lefebvre Gilles, Palomo Elena, Boudaud Fabrice
This paper deals with the problem of empirical validation of thermal performance computer programs.
Williamson, T. J.
Building performance evaluation requires accepted standards for comparison. Thermal comfort conditions are widely accepted. This is different for lighting issues: currently set standards are far from describing user comfort sensations.
Sick Friedrich
A new dynamic simulation model for buildings has been developed which emerges by itself as it receivesdata or signals from the building under consideration.
This paper explores three significant software development requirements for making the transitionfrom standalone lighting simulation/analysis tools to simulation-based design aid tools.
Hitchcock Robert J.
There is increasing interest in Europe in the use of displacement ventilation and chilled ceiling coolingsystems.
Haves, Philip, Rees, Simon J.
In this paper we review the basic concepts of the Neutral Model Format for component description, of the SPARK objet-based simulation environment, and present a translator from NMF to SPARK.
Nataf Jean-Michel
Dealing with issues of acquiring and accessing design knowledge in the conceptual stage of the design process is the focus of this research.
Al-Sallal, Khaled A.
A comprehensive simulation model, based on the TRNSYS program, for the evaluation of thermalstorage system behaviour in building climatization is presented here.
Schibuola Luigi
The studies presented here aim at defining and setting out a calculation code allowing the prediction of outdoor ambient thermal quality.
Depecket, P., Pignolet-Tardan, F., Gatina, J.C.
Air velocity and air temperature are, in large glazed spaces, very heterogeneous and time dependant.
Lefeuvre M., Groleau, D., Marenne C.
This paper describes an artificial neural network- (ANN) modeling approach forpredicting the energv anddemand savings resulting from energy conservation measure (ECM) retrofits in select buildings.
Cohen David A., Krarti Moncef