International Building Simulation Conference 2005, Montreal, Canada.

Contains 180 papers.

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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
In this paper, the mathematical model of a HVAC (Heating, Ventilation and Air-Conditioning) equipment is described.
Paulo Rogerio Novak, Nathan Mendes, and Gustavo H. C. Oliveira
The following paper is focused on the effects of the combined water vapour transport caused by diffusion and convection.
Zbynek Svoboda
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.
Prazeres L and Clarke J A
An Excel macro-programming model of the thermal behaviour of open and enclosed swimming pools is run in seven different scenarios of increasing complexity.
José L. Duomarco, Miguel Pérez Magnou
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.
Laure Itard, Hans Boender, Wiebe Zoon
An optimal controller for auxiliary heating of passive solar buildings and commercial buildings with high internal gains is tested in simulation.
Michaël Kummert and Philippe André
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.
Aldomar Pedrini, Steven Szokolay
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.
Åke Blomsterberg, Tomas Johansson
Among  the  tools  which  serve  to  predict  heat  and mass transfer in a mechanically ventilated room, the CPD is increasingly used .
Frederic Kuznik, Gilles Rusaouen, Raluca Hohota and Nassim Safer
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.
Franck Lucas, Frederic Miranville, Alain Bastide
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.
Noriko Umemiya, Kiyoaki Iinuma, Toshiaki Nishioka and Ryoji Okura
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
Gerhard Zimmermann
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
Youming Chen, Xiaoli Hao, Juan Zhou, Guoqiang Zhang
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.
Valentin Trillat-Berdal, Bernard Souyri, Gilbert Achard