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
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
Volatile organic compounds (VOC) are major indoor air pollutants.
Chang-Seo Lee, Fariborz Haghighat, Wahid Ghaly
This research investigated the influence of three layouts of operating rooms on the indoor environment control, on thermal comfort and on energy consumption. It was used the EnergyPlus software. The parameters of the environment were described in
M A Melhado, P O Beyer, J M Hensen, L F G Siqueira
This paper proposes a method for creating an extreme seven-day weather data set for HVAC design purposes and examines its suitability.
Hisaya Ishino
This paper critically examines the use of Analytic Target Cascading as a multi-level, hierarchical design optimization model for formulating simulation-based design tasks in architecture.
Ruchi Choudhary, P.Y. Papalambros, Ali M. Malkawi
This paper presents two DOE-2 functions to expand the modeling capability of DOE-2.1E, a popular calculation engine for building energy simulations. The first function models sensible and total heat recovery between outside air and exhaust air, wi
Tianzhen Hong, Charles Eley, and Erik Kolderup
In this paper, four different system configurations: 
Chaoqin Zhai, Xiaohong Liao, Reinhard Radermacher, Khee Poh Lam, Volker Hartkopf
This paper describes a new data set appropriate for empirical validation of whole-building energy simulation software.
J. Neymark, P. Girault, G. Guyon, R. Judkoff, R. LeBerre, J. Ojalvo, P. Reimer
This paper investigates the robustness of a Genetic Algorithm (GA) search method in solving an unconstrained building optimization problem, when the number of building simulations used by the optimization is restricted.
Jonathan Wright, and Ali Alajmi
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
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
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
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
The following paper is focused on the effects of the combined water vapour transport caused by diffusion and convection.
Zbynek Svoboda
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