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.
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.
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.
Static and dynamic daylight control systems:shading devices and electrochromic windows | 2005 | English
This paper analyses the office demand connected to the use of different dynamic window and lighting control systems with the aim to optimize their usage aspects and characteristics from both visual and energy efficiency viewpoints.
In this paper, the mathematical model of a HVAC (Heating, Ventilation and Air-Conditioning) equipment is described.
Toward a unified information space for the specification of building performance simulation results | 2005 | English
We present a framework for the specification of building performance simulation output results. Toward this end, we describe a simulation output space, whose primary dimensions include scalar and vector attributes, spatial destination, temporal de
Qualitative analysis on the usefulness of perceptualization techniques in communicating building simulation outputs | 2005 | English
This paper complements a previous publication in the Building Simulation Conference series by identifying where perceptualization techniques can improve data presentation and assist with the interpretation of the underlying performance message.
The numerical modelling of the diffusive-convective watervapour transport through the building constructions | 2005 | English
The following paper is focused on the effects of the combined water vapour transport caused by diffusion and convection.
An 'active façade' responds to (and anticipates on) changing indoor and outdoor conditions.
An Excel macro-programming model of the thermal behaviour of open and enclosed swimming pools is run in seven different scenarios of increasing complexity.
Simulation of a model-based optimal controller for heatingsystems under realistic hypotheses | 2005 | English
An optimal controller for auxiliary heating of passive solar buildings and commercial buildings with high internal gains is tested in simulation.
The use of simulations to support the retrofitting of a dutch monastery,listed as a historic building and being re-used as an office building | 2005 | English
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.
Prediction of hygrothermal environment of buildings based upon combined simulation of heatand moisture transfer and airflow | 2005 | English
The hygrothermal environment of the Japanese traditional house constructed by wet process with clay wall and the recent house constructed with industrial building materials are estimated through the interrelated simulation of heat and moisture tra
The architects approach to the project of energy efficientoffice buildings in warm climate and the importance of designmethods | 2005 | English
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.
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.
Simulation-based design procedure to evaluate hybrid renewableenergy systems for residential buildings in Korea | 2005 | English
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.
Tall buildings pose unique challenges for simulation software and modelers. Environmental factors such as air temperature and wind speed change with altitude.