International Building Simulation Conference 2003, Eindhoven, Netherlands.

Contains 190 papers.

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The  introduction  of  simulation  into  medium-scale building services and engineering firms can provide design teams with access to new information about the performance implications of design decisions.
Stuart McDougall, Jon Hand
In building simulation, as in several other domains, traditional monolithic simulation codes are still in dominance over simulators based on symbolic equations in a general modeling language.
Per Sahlin, Lars Eriksson, Pavel Grozman, Hans Johnsson, Alexander Shapovalov and Mika Vuolle
The Transfer Function Method (TFM) is a tool able to solve heat transfer problems in building envelopes and environments and it is recommended by the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air- Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE).
Maurizio Cellura, Laura Giarrè, Valerio Lo Brano and Aldo Orioli
The "PV/T-Slate" is a recently developed ventilated photovoltaic slate for integration into roofs or facades. As side effect of the cell cooling the heated air can be used. Therefore it is useful to simulate air volume rate and temperature.
Sven Kropf, Alfred Moser, and Gerhard Zweifel
In  an  existing  integrated  building  design  tool, BSim2002, a 3D building model can be created. The model can be used for thermal simulation, but also for other purposes, e.g.
Karl Grau, Kim B. Wittchen and Christian Grau Sørensen
The   first   energy   efficiency   law   for   Brazil   was presented in 2001, which required that buildings should have some energy efficiency regulation. Salvador city building code was then submitted to a study to include energy efficiency par
Joyce Carlo, Enedir Ghisi and Roberto Lamberts
The  set  points  of  supervisory  control  strategy  are optimized with respect to energy use and thermal comfort for existing HVAC systems.
Nabil Nassif, Stanislaw Kajl, Robert Sabourin
Traditionally, the simulation of buildings has focused on operational energy consumption in an attempt to determine the potential  for energy savings. Whilst operational energy of Australian buildings accounts for around 20% of total energy consum
Robert H. Crawford and Graham J. Treloar
This  paper  demonstrates  an  image-based  lighting analysis procedure and tool called Virtual Lighting Laboratory.
Mehlika N. Inanici
Even though simulation is being increasingly used in design of modern buildings, the full potential of simulation is usually not achieved.
Johnny N. Holst
This paper presents a study of windbreak sheltering effect on the outdoor open space using Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) techniques and the wind tunnel experiments carried out for validating the CFD models.
Wei Li, Fan Wang, Simon Bell
Considering   the   natural   ventilation,   the   thermal behavior of buildings can be described by a linear time varying model.
Thierry Berthomieu, Harry Boyer
In the standard design process of a building, total building simulation using building simulation software is encouraged to be incorporated into the design process as early as possible.
Michael J. Chimack and Christine E. Walker
In this paper an approach for pre-calculating building façade incident irradiance levels under a typical, yet computationally complex, external shading device with state-of-the-art ray tracing simulation techniques is presented.
Milan Janák
While a lot of attention has been given in the study of indoor air distribution and its thermal performance, buildings clustered together in a development modify the outdoor environment to a great extent and the outdoor thermal performance of such
M B Ullah
The  design  for  the  new Federal  Building  for  San Francisco includes an office tower that is to be naturally ventilated.
Philip Haves, Guilherme Carrilho da Graca and Paul Linden
For the multi-room ventilation calculations, bi- directional flows or counter flows in openings have been rarely taken into consideration and only uni-directional flows have been allowed for the calculation.
Katsumichi Nitta
Building simulation programs normally do not take into account moisture effects in soils temperature determination.
Gerson H. dos Santos and Nathan Mendes
Modelling   of   buildings   with   natural   or   hybrid ventilation systems requires the coupling of a thermal and an air flow model because of the strong mutual impact of the thermal and the air flow behaviour.
Andreas Weber, Markus Koschenz, Viktor Dorer, Marion Hiller, Stefan Holst
To   provide   additional   validation   data   for   the multizone airflow and contaminant model, CONTAMW, experiments were performed in an occupied 3-story townhouse in Reston, VA.
Steven J. Emmerich, Steven J. Nabinger, Arpita Gupte, Cynthia Howard-Reed