This paper proposes a method for creating an extreme seven-day weather data set for HVAC design purposes and examines its suitability.
IBPSA 2005 - Montreal, Canada
International Building Simulation Conference 2005, Montreal, Canada.
Contains 180 papers.
Building design and control applications can benefit from daylight simulation. Currently, most daylight simulation applications work with simplified sky luminance models.
This paper presents an overview of the use of building simulation in a private consultancy in New Zealand. The current state of the industry is outlined before the specific practice is introduced.
Simulation analysis of building humidity control and energy consumption for different system configurations | 2005 | English
In this paper, four different system configurations:
Calculating the dynamic effects of surface overshadowing is a major part of most thermal analysis engines.
Two-phase application of multi-objective genetic algorithms in green building design | 2005 | English
This paper presents the application of multi-objective genetic algorithms for green building design to minimize two conflicting criteria: the life-cycle cost and the life-cycle environmental impact. Environmental impact categories considered in th
Predicting temperature and moisture distributions in conditioned spaces using the zonal approach | 2005 | English
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.
Simulation-based automated commissioning method for air-conditioning systems and its application case study | 2005 | English
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
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.
The thermal comfort, the indoor environment control, and the energy consumption in three types of operating rooms | 2005 | English
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
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.
This paper describes a new data set appropriate for empirical validation of whole-building energy simulation software.
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
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 robustness of genetic algorithms in solving unconstrained building optimization problems | 2005 | English
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.
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.
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.
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
An 'active façade' responds to (and anticipates on) changing indoor and outdoor conditions.