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

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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
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 paper describes novel high-performance visualization techniques for reviewing time dependent data common to building simulation.
Daniel C.Glaser, M. Susan Ubbelohde
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
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
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 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
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  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
This paper provides an overview of how building simulation is used to support a Canadian Govern- ment energy-efficient incentive programme.
Ian Beausoleil-Morrison, Rob Calla, Maria Mottillo, Julia Purdy, Paul Wyndham-Wheeler, Phylroy Lopez, Francois Dubrous, Mike Lubun
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
Energy  simulation  (ES)  and  computational  fluid dynamics (CFD) can play important roles in building design by providing complementary information about the buildings’ environmental performance.
Zhiqiang Zhai, Qingyan Chen, Joseph H. Klems and Philip Haves
In civil engineering there is an increasing demand for calculation methods to assess the moisture behaviour of building components.
Andreas Holm and Hartwig M. Kuenzel
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.
Karel Kabele, Lada Centnerova, Zuzana Krtkova
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.
P. de Wilde, M. van der Voorden, J. Brouwer, G. Augenbroe and H. Kaan
Sisley  is  an  open  software  that  uses  the  volume element method to model two-dimensional heat transfer problems under transient and steady-state conditions.
F. Déqué, J. Noel, J.J. Roux
Just in time for the 25th anniversary a new version of the international well-known simulation tool TRNSYS is released: TRNSYS 15.
M. Hiller, S. Holst, A.Knirsch, M. Schuler
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.
Leonardo Bittencourt and Luciana Peixoto
This paper deals with the development and the testing of a simulation algorithm for the temperature behaviour and the flow characteristics of double façades.
Jörn von Grabe, Rüdiger Lorenz, Ben Croxford