International Building Simulation Conference 2005, Montreal, Canada.

Contains 180 papers.

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Highly glazed buildings are often considered to be airy, light and transparent with more access to daylight than traditional buildings, but their energy efficiency is often questioned.
Harris Poirazis, Ake Blomsterberg
While most of the existing artificial neural networks (ANN) models for building energy prediction are static in nature, this paper evaluates the performance of adaptive ANN models that are capable of adapting themselves to unexpected pattern chang
Jin Yang, Hugues Rivard and Radu Zmeureanu
This paper presents the results of a case study in which Low Temperature radiators, High Temperature radiators and floor heating systems are compared using a TRNSYS16-model of a typical erraced house.
Jeroen Van der Veken, Leen Peeters, and Hugo Hens
Regression equations can be used for predicting temperature and relative humidity in single-zone buildings.
Roberto Z. Freire, Gustavo H. C. Oliveira and Nathan Mendes
CFD calculations on night cooling by natural ventilation have been carried out for two different opening geometries: 1) a set of panels and 2) a 'parallel window'. Ventilation rates for these geometries have also been measured in a research facili
F.G.H. Koene , R. Schuitema , M. Houkema
DElight is a simulation engine for daylight and electric lighting system analysis in buildings.
William L. Carroll and Robert J. Hitchcock
The EnerGuide for Houses (EGH) database is a management information tool and central depository for tracking residential energy evaluations and measuring benefits from the energy evaluations delivered across Canada.
Sylvain Blais, Anil Parekh
This paper presents a numerical model for the analysis of impact of building envelope porosity on energy.
Kai Qiu, Fariborz Haghighat
The tendency to impose stricter building regulations in order to further decrease energy consumption contradicts the tendency to build more transparent architecture and apply thinner façade construction elements.
R.M.J. Bokel, B.H.G. Peters, and M. van der Voorden
The evaluation and analysis of available simulation tools suggests a thorough research methodology for creating a new front-end interface that solves current usage problems.
Sonia Punjabi and Valerian Miranda
This paper reports on the measured performance of a residential solar water heater system over a period of 22 years and the modeling of the system to simulate its degradation over that period.
Larry O. Degelman
A brand-new methodology for considerably accurate time-series cooling load calculation in a dwelling is established, motivated by the fact that dwelling energy requirements so significantly affect the so-called urban heat island.
Jun Tanimoto, Aya Hagishima and Hiroki Sagara
This paper presents a simulation-assisted daylightresponsive illumination control system.
Ardeshir Mahdavi, Bojana Spasojević, and Klaus A. Brunner
Institutional facilities embody the physical infrastructure of the communities they house. Aging institutional buildings, especially those within extensive central campuses, cannot easily be disposed of or abandoned in favour of new facilities.
Kesik Ted
This paper is about the application of a local (radiant) bench heating system in a church.
Dionne Limpens-Neilen, Mariëlle Schoffelen and Henk Schellen
The requirements for a scaleable energy model for the UK non-domestic building stock are described.. The non-domestic stock is much more heterogeneous than the domestic stock.
Andrew Wright
A finite differences numerical model for buried pipe systems is presented, accounting for sensible as well as for latent heat exchanges, so as for fully three dimensional heat diffusion in soil and flexible border conditions.
Pierre Hollmuller and Bernard Lachal
This paper deals with the use of computer simulations both for design support of a new building including its heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems and for optimization of the HVAC control strategy during operation of the comple
Milos Lain, Martin Bartak , Frantisek Drkal and Jan Hensen
This paper deals with the dynamical modelling of a solar evacuated tube collector under variable weather conditions. After describing the mathematical model, the paper presents elements of validation.
Jean Philippe Praene, François Garde, Franck Lucas
There is a strong demand for accurate moisture modelling since moisture poses a risk for both the constructions and the indoor climate. Thus, in this investigation there is special focus on moisture modelling.
Lone Hedegaard Mortensen, Monika Woloszyn, Raluca Hohota and Gilles Rusaouën