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
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 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
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,
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.
Veronica I Soebarto
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.
Iain A Macdonald, Lori B McElroy, Jon W Hand, Joe A Clarke
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.
Jian Zhang and Fariborz Haghighat
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.
Mohamed Kassab, James A. Love
This paper proposes a method for creating an extreme seven-day weather data set for HVAC design purposes and examines its suitability.
Hisaya Ishino
Significant R&D work has been on going in the development of integrated software environments that support building energy simulation.
Barry O’Sullivan, Marcus Keane
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.
Paul Tuohy, Lori McElroy, Cameron Johnstone
Traditional night cooling control strategies relies on the knowledge of the current situation – indoor and outdoor.
Kim B. Wittchen, Ejvind Løgberg, Søren Pedersen, Rolf Djurtoft, Jesper Thiesen
In this paper, four different system configurations: 
Chaoqin Zhai, Xiaohong Liao, Reinhard Radermacher, Khee Poh Lam, Volker Hartkopf
This paper presents the testing of a dynamic on-line whole-building energy calculator.
Julia Purdy, Phylroy Lopez, Kamel Haddad, Alex Ferguson, Stephanie Mombourquette, Paul Wyndham-Wheeler, Shawn Henry
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.
Kátia Cordeiro Mendonça, Etienne Wurtz and Christian Inard
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
Fulin Wang1, Harunori Yoishida, Satoshi Masuhara, Hiroaki Kitagawa, Kyoko Goto
Building design and control applications can benefit from daylight simulation. Currently, most daylight simulation applications work with simplified sky luminance models.
Bojana Spasojević and Ardeshir Mahdavi