This paper describes a new approach of using simulation directly in construction industry in Czech Republic.
IBPSA 2001 - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
International Building Simulation Conference 2001, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Contains 153 papers
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 describes novel high-performance visualization techniques for reviewing time dependent data common to building 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.
This paper describes the "Self-aware Buildings" (SAB) project. This is an effort to advance the state of knowledge and technology in the area of environmentally conscious and user-sensitive integrated building control systems.
Energy demand of different glazing materials and light control systems for office spaces are analyzed in this paper.
The present work deals with the determination of a mathematical correlation for conductivity in the fully water-saturated state in terms of dry-basis conductivity and porosity.
In this paper, we present a new method of combining ASHRAE Room Energy Balance Method with 3-d airflow modeling to estimate the thermal comfort conditions of the emerging air- conditioning system that combines radiant cooling and de
Measurement and numerical simulation by means of SIMEDIF of a light construction building located in the Argentinean Noethwest | 2001 | English
In this work, the results obtained during the monitoring of a building together with the adjustment curves achieved with the numeric simulation program SIMEDIF are presented.
On the natural displacement ventilation flow through a full scale enclosure, driven by a source of buoyancy at floor level | 2001 | English
This paper presents experimental data for the temperature stratification established within a full-scale enclosure, for the natural displacement ventilation flow driven by a source of buoyancy at floor level within the space with air as the workin
Regression analysis of electric energy consumption and architectural variables of conditioned commercial buildings in 14 Braziliam cities | 2001 | English
The aim of this work was to develop a simple model to predict the electric energy consumption of office buildings artificially air-conditioned, for 14 (fourteen) Brazilian cities (Belém, Brasília, Curitiba, Florianópolis, Fortaleza, Maceió, Natal
Impact of a veranda on the reduction of the energy consumption in residential buildings: an application of the Clim2000 software | 2001 | English
In this paper, the impact of a veranda (attached sunspace) on energy consumption is analyzed by numerical simulations (Clim2000 software) for two different configurations : a (existing) residential individual house and a (new) apartment bu
We give an overview of how windows are modeled in the EnergyPlus whole-building energy simulation program. Important features include layer-by-layer input of custom glazing, ability to accept spectral or spectral-averaged glass optical properties,