International Building Simulation Conference 2005, Montreal, Canada.

Contains 180 papers.

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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.
Drury B. Crawley, Jon W. Hand , Michaël Kummert and Brent T. Griffith
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:
Hom Bahadur Rijal, Harunori Yoshida
This study aims to verify the advantages of district heating and cooling (DHC) systems in terms of energy efficiency.
Yoshiyuki Shimoda, Tomoji Nagota, Naoaki Isayama, Minoru Mizuno
Volatile organic compounds (VOC) are major indoor air pollutants.
Chang-Seo Lee, Fariborz Haghighat, Wahid Ghaly
In building studies dealing about energy efficiency and comfort, simulation software need relevant weather files with optimal time steps.
Mathieu David, Laetitia Adelard, Franvois Garde, Harry Boyer
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.
Milorad Bojić, Milan Despotivić
An Excel macro-programming model of the thermal behaviour of open and enclosed swimming pools is run in seven different scenarios of increasing complexity.
José L. Duomarco, Miguel Pérez Magnou
Dynamic, three-dimensional models of existing facilities that are updated automatically based on data provided by advanced sensing technologies appear increasingly feasible.
Georg Suter, Oguz Icoglu, Ardeshir Mahdavi and Bojana Spasojevic
This paper describes the use of simulations to support the renovation process of a monastery, that is listed as an historic building and is being re-used as an office building.
Laure Itard, Hans Boender, Wiebe Zoon
Heating Canadian homes is an energy intensive endeavour. Factors such as the northerly climate and dispersed population cannot be avoided but inefficiencies with heating system design can.
J. Good, V.I. Ugursal , and A. Fung
This article aims at a better understanding of how decisions are taken to improve energy performance of office buildings in warm climates and why energy tools are not popular among the architects.
Aldomar Pedrini, Steven Szokolay
A simplified optimization process (SOP) for determining set points is proposed and evaluated using the monitoring data and model of an existing VAV system.
Nabil Nassif, Stanislaw Kajl, and Robert Sabourin
This paper describes how a multi-zone air flow simulation program has been used for the evaluation of the performance of a hybrid ventilation system in a Swedish school.
Åke Blomsterberg, Tomas Johansson
Energy and environment issues such as the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and ecological-friendly buildings are increasingly of interest in the Korean housing market.
J. Clarke, J. Hong, J. Kim, P. Strachan, I. Hwang, H. Lee
This paper covers the innovative use of advanced numerical simulation in the field of structural engineering.
Caroline J Field, Andrew Mole and Mark Arkinstall
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.
Khee Poh Lam, Stephen R. Lee, Gregory M. Dobbs and Chaoqin Zhai
The Australian Building Greenhouse Rating (ABGR) scheme is a performance-based rating for office buildings.
Paul Bannister
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.
 James O'Donnell, Elmer Morrissey, Marcus Keane, Brian O' Gallachoir, Vladimir Bazjanac,
The aim of the presented work is to compare two solution methods of specific and latent heat transfer in building components e.g.
Dariusz Heim
This paper discusses the modification and testing of an existing dynamic thermal model to include the calculation of the effects of glazing and shading options such as slatted blinds.
D.K. Alexander, A. Mylona, and P.J. Jones