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
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.
Franco Gugliermetti, Fabio Bisegna
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
Ardeshir Mahdavi, Julia Bachinger, Georg Suter
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
The following paper is focused on the effects of the combined water vapour transport caused by diffusion and convection.
Zbynek Svoboda
An 'active façade' responds to (and anticipates on) changing indoor and outdoor conditions.
F.G.H. Koene, E.J. Bakker
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
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
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
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.
Prazeres L and Clarke J A
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
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
An optimal controller for auxiliary heating of passive solar buildings and commercial buildings with high internal gains is tested in simulation.
Michaël Kummert and Philippe André
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