International Building Simulation Conference 2001, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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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.
Michael J. Witte, Robert H. Henninger, Jason Glazer, Drury B. Crawley
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
Jonathan Wright and Raziyeh Farmani
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.
R. Ries, A. Mahdavi, V. Loftness, G. Steffy, A. Nahikian
Two  prototype  office  buildings  with  low  internal gains were simulated using DOE2 software  to evaluate its energy consumption in different urban microclimates.
Joyce Carlo and Roberto Lamberts
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.
E. Shaviv, A. Yezioro, Isaac G. Capeluto
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 
Julia Purdy and Ian Beausoleil-Morrison
The    application    of    model-based    performance assessment at the whole building level is explored.
Philip Haves, Tim Salsbury, David Claridge, Mingsheng Liu
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.
Sten de Wit, Godfried Augenbroe
This  paper  describes  a  new  approach  of  using simulation directly in construction industry in Czech Republic.
Terezie Dunovská and Jan Hensen
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.
Jonathan Wright and Heather Loosemore
This work deals with the use of the thermal simulation COMFIE tool, in the research project developed at Londrina State University / PR.
Miriam J. Barbosa, Juliano Sakamoto, Andrea Zeballos Adachi, Jorge D. de Melo Moura
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.
Terry J. Williamson1 and Evyatar Erel
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.
Frédéric Bonneaud, Marjorie Musy and Patrick Depecker
This paper describes novel high-performance visualization techniques for reviewing time dependent data common to building simulation.
Daniel C.Glaser, M. Susan Ubbelohde
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.
Ian Beausoleil-Morrison
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.
Khee Poh Lam, Nyuk Hien Wong and Sekhar Chandra
In low energy dwellings the ventilation heat losses are significant. Reducing this heat losses can be done by introducing demand controlled ventilation i.e.
J.C. Römer
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.
Katsumichi Nitta
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.
David Pruitt