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
The following paper is focused on the effects of the combined water vapour transport caused by diffusion and convection.
Zbynek Svoboda
CEN TC247 has prepared draft standards for main types of room controllers. These standards include a performance testing procedure that was designed to facilitate the introduction on the market of electronic controllers.
P. Riederer, F. Bruyat, B. Clémençon, S. Bernasconi, G. Desjardins
An 'active façade' responds to (and anticipates on) changing indoor and outdoor conditions.
F.G.H. Koene, E.J. Bakker
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
Different heating system controllers for passive solar buildings are compared on two different buildings. The performance criterion combines energy performance and thermal comfort using the "cost function" paradigm.
Michaël Kummert, Philippe André, Athanassios A. Argiriou
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
The paper deals with the computational simulations of the performance of the hybrid ventilation system for the moderate climate, which was developed within the framework of the RESHYVENT project. The main goal of the simulations was to investigate
Pavel Charvat, Miroslav Jicha, Aikaterini Niachou and Mat Santamouris
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
The models for photovoltaic (PV) systems currently in ESP-r prove very useful in estimating the electrical and thermal impact of building-integrated photovoltaics.
Didier Thevenard
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 this paper, the mathematical model of a HVAC (Heating, Ventilation and Air-Conditioning) equipment is described.
Paulo Rogerio Novak, Nathan Mendes, and Gustavo H. C. Oliveira
The Australian Building Greenhouse Rating (ABGR) scheme is a performance-based rating for office buildings.
Paul Bannister