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.
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.
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.
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.
This paper discusses an experience of teaching building simulation to students in a small class of a Masters program in an architecture school. This was a course in assessing building performance using an hourly thermal simulation program.
Building simulation tools (energy, lighting, plant simulation, CFD, etc) have long been the preserve of a few specialist consultancies rather than being used where they can have the greatest impact - by construction design practices.
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.
The potential of comfort daylighting design on improving the energy efficiency of commercial buildings | 2005 | English
This paper explores means for more effectively exploiting daylight in buildings through extending periods of illumination free of glare problems. The key concept is to quantify and examine the impact of selected design parameters, e.g.
This paper proposes a method for creating an extreme seven-day weather data set for HVAC design purposes and examines its suitability.
Specification of an IFC based intelligent graphical user interface to support building energy simulation | 2005 | English
Significant R&D work has been on going in the development of integrated software environments that support building energy simulation.
Thermal mass, insulation and ventilation in sustainable housing – an investigation across climate and occupancy | 2005 | English
Sustainable housing standards are reviewed including the UK 2005 building regulations, the UK Advanced Standard and EU Passive-house Standard. Conflicts between the standards are highlighted.
Traditional night cooling control strategies relies on the knowledge of the current situation – indoor and outdoor.
Simulation analysis of building humidity control and energy consumption for different system configurations | 2005 | English
In this paper, four different system configurations:
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.
Predicting temperature and moisture distributions in conditioned spaces using the zonal approach | 2005 | English
Moisture is one of the main problems in buildings. In spite of the complexity to describe moisture physical phenomena, recent technological improvements have allowed them to be incorporated into building simulation programs.
Simulation-based automated commissioning method for air-conditioning systems and its application case study | 2005 | English
This paper proposes an automated commissioning method for air-conditioning systems through comparing the measured energy consumption with the simulated energy consumption, which is simulated using a model newly developed through fitting manufactur
Building design and control applications can benefit from daylight simulation. Currently, most daylight simulation applications work with simplified sky luminance models.