This paper reports on a research project that investigates the need for computational support for a specific stage of the building design process: the selection of energy saving components.
IBPSA 2001 - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
International Building Simulation Conference 2001, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Contains 153 papers
The need for computacional support in energy-efficient design projects in the Netherlands | 2001 | English
This paper provides an overview of how building simulation is used to support a Canadian Govern- ment energy-efficient incentive programme.
Sisley is an open software that uses the volume element method to model two-dimensional heat transfer problems under transient and steady-state conditions.
Just in time for the 25th anniversary a new version of the international well-known simulation tool TRNSYS is released: TRNSYS 15.
The influence of different courtyard configurations on natural ventilation through low-rise buildings | 2001 | English
Natural ventilation represents an important design strategy for school buildings in warm humid regions. It is an efficient way to improve students’ thermal comfort and productivity by natural means.
Use of energy performance simulation for operation cost distribution in multipurpose conventional centre | 2001 | English
The paper describes case study of application of computer simulation in the field of operational energy costs distribution in the building with variable operation and no possibility of direct energy consumption measuring.
This paper reports on an ongoing research project aiming at prediction of the sound insulation proper- ties of a specific type of facade panel by means of computational tools and experiments.
In a larger research program on ‘cost versus value evaluations in the early design stages of technical buildings’, a study and software implementation has been made to simulate HVAC expertise using an Integrated Early Design Environment.
Formal independent testing has been an integral component in the development of EnergyPlus, a new building energy simulation program. Testing to date has included analytical, comparative, sensitivity, range, and empirical tests.
The simultaneous optimization of building fabric construction: HVAC system size, and the plant control strategy | 2001 | English
The simultaneous optimization of building’s fabric construction, the size of heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) system, and the HVAC system supervisory control strategy, would auto- matically account for the thermal coupling between
This paper deals with the development and the testing of a simulation algorithm for the temperature behaviour and the flow characteristics of double façades.
We present the practical application of two models SustArc (Capeluto and Shaviv 1997, 1999) and FLUENT 5.0.2 (1999) to the design of a new business district in Tel Aviv incorporating solar and wind rights.
Urban climate and its influence on energy consumption a case study in two brazilian cities | 2001 | English
Two prototype office buildings with low internal gains were simulated using DOE2 software to evaluate its energy consumption in different urban microclimates.
For users and developers of energy simulation software tools, knowledge of which inputs have a signif- icant impact on the simulation results is very impor- tant, as this will dictate which areas of the building justify additional development and
Using lighting simulation to assess the performance of and indirect office lighting systems in dynamic workplaces | 2001 | English
Despite discussions of the universal workstation, there is increasing workplace dynamics in organizations. These dynamics include space configuration changes, changes in occupant density, and increasing equipment density.
This paper describes a new approach of using simulation directly in construction industry in Czech Republic.
This paper summarizes the recently concluded PhD study by the first author. The study addressed uncertainties in building performance evaluations and their potential impact on design decisions.
The design of buildings is a multi-criterion optimization problem, there always being a trade- off to be made between capital expenditure, operating cost, and occupant thermal comfort.
Use of whole building simulation in on-line performance assessment: modeling and implementation issues | 2001 | English
The application of model-based performance assessment at the whole building level is explored.
Simulation of the wind in hot and humid climates cities: evaluation of the natural ventilation potencial of the housing in urban blocks | 2001 | English
This work is a multidisciplinary approach of natural ventilation in hot and humid climates. Our aim is the control of thermal comfort in tropical towns. We evaluate the natural ventilation potential of different shapes of the dense housing.