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.
IBPSA 2001 - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
International Building Simulation Conference 2001, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Contains 153 papers
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
This paper describes a new approach of using simulation directly in construction industry in Czech Republic.
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 'Comfie' computer simulation tool for evaluation of thermal performance in housing units | 2001 | English
This work deals with the use of the thermal simulation COMFIE tool, in the research project developed at Londrina State University / PR.
Thermal performance simulation and the urban microclimate: measurements and prediction | 2001 | English
Computer models used to predict building heating and cooling energy and occupant thermal comfort at present rely on climate data collected at a remote meteorological station.
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.
This paper describes novel high-performance visualization techniques for reviewing time dependent data common to building simulation.
The adaptive couling of computacional fluid dynamics with whole-building thermal simulation | 2001 | English
A adaptive controller was devised and implemented within the ESP-r simulation program to support the conflation of CFD with dynamic whole-building thermal simulation.
The use of multiple building performance simulation tools during the design process: a case study in Singapore | 2001 | English
This paper discusses the use of multiple building performance simulation tools to support the design of a state-of-the-art intelligent library building in Singapore.
In low energy dwellings the ventilation heat losses are significant. Reducing this heat losses can be done by introducing demand controlled ventilation i.e.
This paper refers to the existence of the variety modes and 'Chaos' in building natural ventilation or smoke venting, systems, and provides the some computational instances by means of the network model.
Synchronous calculation of transient hygrothermal conditions of indoor spaces and building envelopes | 2001 | English
Building Integrated Photovoltaic (BIPV) system implementation is on the rise worldwide. A computer modeling tool was developed to predict BIPV system power generation in commercial buildings.