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
IBPSA 2005 - Montreal, Canada
International Building Simulation Conference 2005, Montreal, Canada.
Contains 180 papers.
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.
In this paper, the mathematical model of a HVAC (Heating, Ventilation and Air-Conditioning) equipment is described.
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.
Qualitative analysis on the usefulness of perceptualization techniques in communicating building simulation outputs | 2005 | English
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.
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.
Simulation of a model-based optimal controller for heatingsystems under realistic hypotheses | 2005 | English
An optimal controller for auxiliary heating of passive solar buildings and commercial buildings with high internal gains is tested in simulation.
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.
Inlet Boundary conditions for simulating flows in rooms impact of the ventilation system | 2005 | English
Among the tools which serve to predict heat and mass transfer in a mechanically ventilated room, the CPD is increasingly used .
Modelling of hydrous and thermal transfers in tropicalclimates and buffering moisture with hygroscopic materials | 2005 | English
Controlling humidity to prevent moisture and condensation phenomena is a growing problem for building designers nowadays. Ventilation and air conditioning are common solutions to avoid mold and condensation.
Horizontal diffuse illuminance and direct illuminance were estimated by measured sky luminance distribution to investigate the consistency among global, diffuse and direct illuminance for a long-term IDMP data in Kyoto, Japan.
From floor plan drafting to building simulation - an efficient software supported process | 2005 | English
The paper describes a process that efficiently supports the early building design stage with prototype tools to capture topological floor plan sketches, calculate geometries, explore design alternatives, and generate data for performance simulatio
It is beneficial for the safe and optimal operation of system and energy conservation to find out and eliminate the faults existing in HVAC systems in time. For a large-scale and complex HVAC system, an automatic fault detection and diagnosis syst
This study is focused on the ground heat pump (GHP) used in heating single-family houses. These systems generate a ground heat depletion which decreases its performances after several years of operation.