International Building Simulation Conference 2005, Montreal, Canada.

Contains 180 papers.

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The use of Matlab, a tool for mathematical programming, is actually increasing in a large number of fields.
P. Riederer
Multizone network models employ several assumptions, such as uniform pressure and quiescent air inside the zone, which may cause inaccurate results in flow calculations.
Liangzhu (Leon) Wang, Qingyan (Yan) Chen
Many existing building energy performance assessment frameworks, quantifying and categorising buildings post occupancy, offer limited feedback on design decisions.
Morrissey Elmer, O'Donnell James, McCarthy John, Keane Marcus
In a survey recently conducted by ECN and the University of Utrecht in The Netherlands [Visscher, Oonk et al, 2004]), several potential thermo chemical materials (TCM's) for seasonal storage of solar heat were determined.
K. Visscher, J.B.J. Veldhuis
For a quick and reliable energy evaluation of houses, one needs simple energy analysis software.
Anil Parekh
Past research of predictive optimal control of active and passive building thermal storage inventory has confirmed the importance of accuracy in the employed building model.
Simeng Liu, Gregor P. Henze
Daylighting Simulation is a complex task, involving many parameters, but an important step to design buildings, especially when the main purpose is more comfort and energy conservation.
Dimitrios Evangelos Christakou, Claudia Naves David Amorim
It is well recognised that validation of dynamic building simulation programs is a long-term complex task.
Strachan P A, Kokogiannakis G and Macdonald I A
Behavioural models derived from on-going field studies can provide the basis for predicting personal action taken to adjust lighting levels or remedy direct glare in response to physical conditions. SHOCC, a sub-hourly occupancy-based control mode
Denis Bourgeois , Christoph Reinhart , Iain A. Macdonald
Previous simulations predict the possibility of reducing cooling demands in office buildings in hot arid areas if a selective double skin facade is used. The reductions on cooling loads in rooms range between 19%-40% depending on the glazing therm
Neveen Hamza and Chris Underwood
Presence of volatile organic compounds in indoor air affects human health.
Henrik Karlsson, Angela Sasic Kalagasidis and Carl-Eric Hagentoft
We present a model for calculating the sky radiation values considering the sky radiance distribution for a simulated building.
Hayato Hosobuchi , Harunori Yoshida ,Yoshiaki Uetani
This paper presents the performance of a computer simulation code for modelling the evaporative cooling of buidings by water spray vaporization, bring together the scales of the droplet, spray and building.
Antonio César S. Baptista da Silva, José A. Bellini da Cunha Neto, Roberto Lamberts
This paper describes a case study to estimate the time and effort needed by novice designers to computationally evaluate the performance of building designs.
Ardeshir Mahdavi
Improving thermal performance of building envelopes reduces energy consumption of residential buildings.
Hua Sheng He , Amin Hammad and Paul Fazio
In the world-wide scale outbreak of SARS in 2003, cluster of cases occurred in large building blocks, especially in Hong Kong.
J. Niu, C. Tung, J. Wan, and J. Cheng
Application of EESLISM for the energy and environmental control system design in the example building is described.
Mitsuhiro Udagawa , Hyunwoo Roh
The paper deals with two construction details and discusses the opportunities and limits of their computer aided building simulation. Both details occur in the area of building renovation and modernization.
Günter Konieczny, Roman Rabenseifer
Natural night ventilation is an energy efficient way to improve thermal summer comfort. Coupled thermal and ventilation simulation tools predict the performances.
Hilde Breesch and Arnold Janssens
This paper describes the results of a computational study on the feasibility of cooling houses in the Netherlands with a system consisting of a heat exchanger in the soil, a heat pump, and a low temperature heating system.
P. de Wilde, H. van Wolferen and M. Loomans

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