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.
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.
Simtest-elec: a virtual laboratory for the test of terminal controllers for electric heating systems following a draft European standard | 2005 | English
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.
An Excel macro-programming model of the thermal behaviour of open and enclosed swimming pools is run in seven different scenarios of increasing complexity.
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.
Performance comparison of heating control strategiescombining simulation and experimental results | 2005 | English
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.
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
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.
Review and recommendations for improving the modelling of building integrated photovoltaic systems | 2005 | English
The models for photovoltaic (PV) systems currently in ESP-r prove very useful in estimating the electrical and thermal impact of building-integrated photovoltaics.
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.
This paper covers the innovative use of advanced numerical simulation in the field of structural engineering.
In this paper, the mathematical model of a HVAC (Heating, Ventilation and Air-Conditioning) equipment is described.
The Australian Building Greenhouse Rating (ABGR) scheme is a performance-based rating for office buildings.