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

Contains 153 papers

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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
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
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.
H. Schevers, F.P. Tolman
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.
Marinus van der Voorden, Lau Nijs and Hanneke Spoorenberg
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
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
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
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
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
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
We have developed software applications that design HVAC systems (that is, select, locate, and size components and their interconnections)  given building descriptions, user preferences, and built-in rules.
Charles S. Barnaby, Mikhail Shnitman, and William A. Wright
The  important  variation  of  the  urban  morphology has direct effects on the disparity of the outdoor climates, as well as indoor climates.
Luc Adolphe
In this study, the Typical Weather Year data for the simulations of buildings were developed following the previous study. Using these data, the annual heating and cooling loads of model houses in 69 Chinese cities were calculated.
Qingyuan Zhang , Kenji Asano, Hajime Imai, Joe Huang, Hongxing Yang, Tetsuo Hayashi, You Shijun
This paper proposed two simulation methods of the “Cooperation control “. The Cooperation control is defined the optimize connecting control in the HVAC, artificial lighting and day-lighting combined with venetian blind control. The  first  method
Satsuki Yoneda, Takashi Kurio, Minoru Yoshida, Takaharu Kawase, Mutsuo Honma, Tamio Ito
Solar radiation induced convection occurs quite often in glazed spaces. In spite of that the impact of solar radiation to airflow inside rooms and buildings is not usually taken into account when airflow patterns are studied.
Pavel Charvat, Michal Jaros, Jaroslav Katolicky and Petr Svorcik
Generally, geometrical data of the building do not constitute an usual detailed input for the thermal simulations, but nevertheless they become necessary as soon as accuracy is needed to take into account incoming solar energy, to measure the radi
Dominique Groleau, Christian Marenne
The potential offered by computer simulation is often not realized: Due to the interaction of system vari- ables, simulation users rarely know how to choose input parameter settings that lead to optimal perfor- mance of a given system.
Michael Wetter
This paper describes the development and validation of a simulation model for Advanced Integrated Mechanical Systems (AIMS) destined for residential applications.
Michel Parent, Jeffrey Blake, Kamel Haddad
The application of a passive cooling system to animal housing was evaluated.
J.J. Correia da Silva, Ana Maria Silva and Eduardo de Oliveira Fernandes