For the past 50 years, a wide variety of building energy simulation programs have been developed, enhanced and are in use throughout the building energy community.
IBPSA 2005 - Montreal, Canada
International Building Simulation Conference 2005, Montreal, Canada.
Contains 180 papers.
Weather data analysis based on typical weather sequences. Application: energy building simulation | 2005 | English
In building studies dealing about energy efficiency and comfort, simulation software need relevant weather files with optimal time steps.
When designing district heating serving different buildings, an architectural engineer should suggest optimal operation policy of heating, based on social aspects and on minimizing costs for used energy and for investment in building heaters.
An indoor thermal simulation was conducted in a traditional house in a mountain area of Nepal for the purpose of thermal improvement in winter and saving firewood. The results are as follows:
Verification of energy efficiency of district heating and cooling system using realistic parameters | 2005 | English
This study aims to verify the advantages of district heating and cooling (DHC) systems in terms of energy efficiency.
Validity of quasi-steady convection for simulation of VOC source and sink behavior of porous building materials | 2005 | English
Volatile organic compounds (VOC) are major indoor air pollutants.
The development of a test protocol for anon-line whole-building energy analysis tool for homeowners | 2005 | English
This paper presents the testing of a dynamic on-line whole-building energy calculator.
A simplified optimization process (SOP) for determining set points is proposed and evaluated using the monitoring data and model of an existing VAV system.
Traditional night cooling control strategies relies on the knowledge of the current situation – indoor and outdoor.
Building design and control applications can benefit from daylight simulation. Currently, most daylight simulation applications work with simplified sky luminance models.
This paper presents an overview of the use of building simulation in a private consultancy in New Zealand. The current state of the industry is outlined before the specific practice is introduced.
Simulation of the effect of an energy recovery ventilator on indoor thermal conditions and system performance | 2005 | English
In recent years, indoor humidity levels are gaining greater attention in building design and operation, due to the increasing concern over moisture-related problems, such as mold growth, indoor air quality and discomfort of the occupants.
Calculating the dynamic effects of surface overshadowing is a major part of most thermal analysis engines.
The introduction of EU directives 2002/91/EC and 2003/87/EC both prompt a reduction in energy consumption from European buildings. Buildings account for 50% of European energy use.
Two-phase application of multi-objective genetic algorithms in green building design | 2005 | English
This paper presents the application of multi-objective genetic algorithms for green building design to minimize two conflicting criteria: the life-cycle cost and the life-cycle environmental impact. Environmental impact categories considered in th
This paper critically examines the use of Analytic Target Cascading as a multi-level, hierarchical design optimization model for formulating simulation-based design tasks in architecture.
The thermal comfort, the indoor environment control, and the energy consumption in three types of operating rooms | 2005 | English
This research investigated the influence of three layouts of operating rooms on the indoor environment control, on thermal comfort and on energy consumption. It was used the EnergyPlus software. The parameters of the environment were described in
Earth-to-Air Heat Exchanger (ETAHE) technology has been implemented in many mechanical ventilation systems. A literature review revealed that recent advancements in ETAHE modeling were focused on simulating heat conduction in soil.
This paper describes a new data set appropriate for empirical validation of whole-building energy simulation software.
This paper proposes a method for creating an extreme seven-day weather data set for HVAC design purposes and examines its suitability.