International Building Simulation Conference 2003, Eindhoven, Netherlands.

Contains 190 papers.

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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
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
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
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 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
An optimization module is developed and incorporated within EnergyPlus. As an application of the optimization module, improved controls are determined for building passive thermal energy storage inventory.
G. Zhou, P. Ihm, M. Krarti, S. Liu and G.P. Henze
The purpose of this study is to gain insight into the process of heating a room with a low-temperature radiant heating system and solar energy, considering energy conversion and heat transfer steps in the building (where heat is required), in the
Hideo Asada, Elisa C. Boelman
Interoperable software makes it possible to seamlessly exchange data among different compliant applications.
Vladimir Bazjanac
We define building systems as systems that not only consist of the load bearing building structure and its environment, the service systems (installations), and the control systems, but also include building usage and users.
Gerhard Zimmermann
In the context of a european project dealing with the issue of transport safety improvement in fog conditions, an experimental building has been constructed on the FUL campus, in the southern part of Belgium.
Philippe Andre, Nick Kelly, Jean-Jacques Boreux, Patrick Lacote, Christophe Adam
This   study   investigates   the   energy   exchanges occurring in the volume and on the surface of water ponds and their influence on energy consumption of building.
Mirela Robitu, Christian Inard, Marjorie Musy, Dominique Groleau
This paper explores the integration of an algorithm for the simulation of ground-source heat pump systems into a whole-building energy analysis program. GS2000™ is a software program released in 1995 for the sizing of ground source heat pump groun
Julia Purdy, Andrew Morrison
This paper describes the results of a German research project, where a CAAD-program (Computer Architectural Aided Design) was integrated with two energetic building simulation programs to a software package for calculating and optimising the energ
Christoph Nytsch-Geusen, Carsten Klempin, J. Nunez v. Voigt, Jorg Radler
At the new institute building of Fraunhofer ISE, both mechanical and free night ventilation is used for passive cooling of the offices.
Jens Pfafferott and Sebastian Herkel
The integration of building Energy Simulation (ES) and Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) programs eliminates many assumptions employed in the separate simulations, resulting in more accurate predictions of building performance.
Zhiqiang Zhai and Qingyan (Yan) Chen
The   Industry   Foundation   Classes   (IFC)   has established a standard for defining interchangeable data formats among various computer models in  Architecture/Engineering/Construction (AEC) domains.
K.P. Lam, N.H. Wong, L.J. Shen, A. Mahdavi, E. Leong, W. Solihin, K.S. Au and Z.J. Kang