International Building Simulation Conference 2005, Montreal, Canada.

Contains 180 papers.

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This paper proposes a method for creating an extreme seven-day weather data set for HVAC design purposes and examines its suitability.
Hisaya Ishino
Building design and control applications can benefit from daylight simulation. Currently, most daylight simulation applications work with simplified sky luminance models.
Bojana Spasojević and Ardeshir Mahdavi
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.
Patrick Arnold, Quentin Jackson, Barbara Joubert
In this paper, four different system configurations: 
Chaoqin Zhai, Xiaohong Liao, Reinhard Radermacher, Khee Poh Lam, Volker Hartkopf
Calculating the dynamic effects of surface overshadowing is a major part of most thermal analysis engines.
Andrew Marsh
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
Weimin Wang, Radu Zmeureanu, Hugues Rivard
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
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 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
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 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 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
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
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
Pavel Charvat, Miroslav Jicha, Aikaterini Niachou and Mat Santamouris
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
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
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
An 'active façade' responds to (and anticipates on) changing indoor and outdoor conditions.
F.G.H. Koene, E.J. Bakker