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

Contains 153 papers

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The  paper  presents  a  dynamic  approach  of  the validation process of existing building simulation model.
Roberge Marc-Antoine, Kajl Stanislaw, Bellemare René
Most photovoltaic (PV) facades are built as curtain facades in front of thermally insulated buildings with air ducts in between.
Stefan Krauter, Mohammed J. Salhi, Sandra Schroer, Rolf Hanitsch
This   work   regards   the   development   and   the validation a simplified model for building cooling energy requirement.
M. Beccali, L. Mazzarella, M. Motta
A  structured,  generalized  modeling  and  simulation software is described that enables development and analysis of control algorithms and systems and pre- diction of thermal performance and energy use in buildings.
Dipak J. Shah
The Energy and Environmental Prediction (EEP) model is an environmental auditing and decision making tool for cities, to be used by planners and others in pursuit of sustainable development.
P J Jones, S Lannon, and J Williams
Windows  allow  daylight  to  enter a  space  but  they also allow for the transfer of heat gains and losses that affect the energy consumption of a building.
Enedir Ghisi and John Tinker
To  meet  the  requirements  of  building  owners  and users in environmental issues, life cycle assessment (LCA) has become an important method to monitor the ecological perspective during design and decision making processes.
Tuomas Laine, Erja Reinikainen, Kimmo Liljeström and Antti Karola
This  paper  presents  the  multiple-view performance assessment of an existing office building undertaken with an integrated application.
Citherlet S.
This   article   presents   the   first   application   of   the Sim_Zonal software, a tool for evaluating indoor temperature and air flow distributions for residential and office buildings.
Francis Déqué, Françoise Evin, Etienne Wurtz and Laurent Mora
A flow responsive algorithm was devised and implemented within the ESP-r simulation program to advance the modelling of internal surface convection.
Ian Beausoleil-Morrison
The measured thermal behavior of a massive building that uses passive techniques for indoor air conditioning is presented. The building thermal transient behavior was simulated with SIMEDIF code.
Silvana Flores Larsen, Alejandro Hernández, Graciela Lesino and Nahuel Salvo
This  paper  describes  an  empirical  study  that  was conducted to determine whether and to what extent subjective evaluation of lighting in architectural spaces can be reproduced using computationally rendered images of such spaces.
Hesham Eissa and Ardeshir Mahdavi
CEN  TC247  has  prepared  draft  standards  for  main types of room controllers.
R. Lahrech, P.Gruber., P. Riederer, P. Tessier, J. C. Visier
This paper presents the development of a zone model adapted to the study of the influence of the sensor position in building thermal control. The temperature measured by the sensor of a room temperature controller depends on its position in the zo
P. Riederer, D. Marchio, J. C. Visier, A. Husaunndee, R. Lahrech
Advances  in  psychoacoustics  through  the  years, have made it possible to evaluate the acoustical quality of a room, based on several numerical parameters that have been developed.
Marcio A. Gomes and Samir N. Y. Gerges
With increasing demands for electric power in large commercial buildings the problem of magnetic interference to sensitive equipment has increased. However, low-frequency (ELF) electromagnetic interference is not generally addressed in the design 
John Burnett and Yaping Du
Windows strongly influence the energy performances of buildings, especially in the new hugely glazed constructions.
Augusto Maccari and Michele Zinzi
An optimal combination of the characteristics of an air conditioning system and the control strategy is necessary to minimize costs and the energy demand.
Clemens Felsmann and Gottfried Knabe
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