International Building Simulation Conference 2003, Eindhoven, Netherlands.

Contains 190 papers.

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The  most  dominant  moisture-related  problem  in building materials is probably mold growth. It occurs as a result of relatively high moisture concentrations.
Hyeun Jun Moon, Godfried Augenbroe
This paper is about new features which where added to TRNSYS15 (Beckman, 2000) to improve its capabilities. For system simulations with TRNSYS15 now 6 new component libraries are available.
T. Welfonder, M. Hiller, S. Holst, A. Knirsch
This   article   presents   a   simulation   method   for predicting the long-term energy performance of a central air-conditioning system serving interior zones of buildings with similar daily cooling load profiles.
Renat Manassypov
New Dutch office buildings are built under strict energy efficient legislation and well equipped with insulation, condensing boilers, heat recovery systems, etc. Despite this, many buildings don’t perform as energy efficiently as expected.
Wim Plokker, Bert Elkuizen, Henk Peitsman
A   comfortable indoor climate environment is necessary for modern buildings and therefore the Heating, Ventilation and Air-Conditioning (HVAC) systems are widely used.
Bing Yu, Dolf H.C. van Paassen
Environmental  masterplanning  is  an  increasingly vibrant area of research and development activity.
D Robinson, S Stankovic, N Morel, F Deque, M Rylatt, K Kabele, E Manolakaki, J Nieminen
This   paper   demonstrates   an   experience   in   the development  of  a  design  performance  evaluation system that can frequently evaluate building design performance within the design process in a real-time manner.
Jin Won Choi and Jae Wan Park
In recent years major advances have been made in the development of computational tools for architects to facilitate building performance evaluation.
Eleni Primikiri, Michael Kokkolaras and Panos Y. Papalambros
The paper is discussing problems of modelling of those elements in low-energy building design process.
Karel Kabele,Michal Kabrhel
External  shading  devices  have  been  utilized  very extensively in residential buildings in the tropics to reduce the amount of solar radiation entering into the buildings.
Wong Nyuk Hien, Agustinus Djoko Istiadji
A holistic approach to the design and procurement of a project should result in a building, which can become uniquely embedded in its natural, social and economic environments, like a living system. In a strange way my African experience has lead
Michael Pearce
The  combined  MatLab  toolboxes  FemLab  and Simulink are evaluated as solvers for problems based on partial differential equations (PDEs).
A.W.M. (Jos) van Schijndel
We present a method, a model and a simple design tool for evaluating the construction, investment and energy costs of different possible design alternatives for grouping apartment units into a multifamily residential building.
Guedi Capeluto, Abraham Yezioro, Daniel Gat and Edna Shaviv
This  paper  presents  a  simulation  of  a  hybrid ground source heat pump system, performed using a new graphical user interface for HVACSIM+.
M.H. Khan, A. Varanasi, J.D. Spitler, D.E. Fisher, R.D. Delahoussaye
SEMPER, which was originally developed at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), is an active, multi-domain, space-based, object-oriented design support tool for integrated building performance computing.
K.P.Lam, N.H.Wong, A.Mahdavi, Z.J.Kang, K.K.Chan, S.Gupta, A.Ranjith
There is a need for Dutch design support tools for building services that can be used in early design stages. TNO Building and Construction Research has therefore initiated the research project described here.
Wim Maassen, Ellie de Groot and Maarten Hoenen
The EnergyPlus building energy simulation software has been tested using the IEA HVAC BESTEST E100-E200 series of tests.
Robert H. Henninger, Michael J. Witte, Drury B. Crawley
This  article  introduces  the  modelling  of  the  split system (room air conditioner) with a continuous action controller for a building energy simulation. This model shows a way to calculate the energy consumption, the sensible and latent cooli
Gottfried Knabe and Huu-Thoi Le
The balance between the energy efficient thermal comfort and Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) in healthcare facilities is the main aim of this paper. The present paper will present this balance from the viewpoint of the air conditioning design.
Ramiz Kameel, Essam E. Khalil
In   the   summer   of   2002,   measurements   were simultaneously performed to investigate the characteristics of heat flow in urban areas at three locations in Kyoto city: 1) a commercial urban area mixed with low-rise traditional residential b
Kazuya Takahashi, Harunori Yoshida, Yuzo Tanaka, Noriko Aotake and Fulin Wang