International Building Simulation Conference 2005, Montreal, Canada.

Contains 180 papers.

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The research developed maximum chiller cooling capacity predicting equations with building shape factor and the ENVLOAD index which is now the building envelope energy conservation design control factor in Taiwan.
Kuo-Tsang Huang, Hsien-Te Lin
To have a proper energy management in buildings, it is necessary to evaluate its HVAC system. To properly compare operating strategies and solve possible problems, one needs to reproduce the building and its HVAC system behavior under real life co
Marco Sangiorgi, Jesús Maellas and Gastón Sanglier
This paper presents first steps of a methodology for calibration of building simulation models through definition of the parameters that most affect the main electric end-uses of a building.
Fernando Simon Westphal and Roberto Lamberts
This paper presents the results of a comparison between measurements of a co-heating test in a passive house and the simulated response of the building to the same outdoor conditions calculated with the building simulation program Trnsys. Special
Veerle De Meulenaer, Jeroen Van der Veken, Griet Verbeeck, Hugo Hens
An efficient urban energy system could be a highly diverse and well-integrated structure of buildings and systems.
Y. Yamaguchi , J. L. M. Hensen , Y. Shimoda , T. Asai , and M. Mizuno
This paper presents CFD simulations of natural displacement ventilation airflows in which the buoyancy force produced by a heat source is opposed by a wind force.
Malcolm Cook, Yingchun Ji and Gary Hunt
This paper describes the design and simulation of a hybrid ventilation system for a recently constructed circus building in Montreal. The HVAC system draws fresh air through two underground ducts which are used for preheating or precooling.
A.K. Athienitis , M. Roy , and M. Zhao
This paper deals with the issue of using micro- Combined Heating and Power plants (mCHP) in high-performance houses in terms of energy conservation and cost savings.
Benoit Sicre , Andreas Bühring, Bernd Platzer
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
In early 1980s, Tsinghua University has started to develop a new building simulation tool with the aims to benefit for teaching, research and practical use of HVAC related applications in China.
Yan Da , Jiang Yi
This paper presents an in-situ calibrated model-based approach to treat natural ventilation as an integral element of the operation of the buildings' thermal systems.
Mahdavi Ardeshir, Pröglhöf Claus
The aim of this study is to develop a simple method to predict heat flows and minimum surface temperatures in dynamic heat load calculation programs.
Nagata Akihiro
Accurate assessment of both surface and interstitial condensation risk at the design stage of buildings is of great importance - not just to minimise the damaging effects moisture can cause to building envelopes, but also to contribute to the prov
Mumovic D. , Ridley I. , Davies M.
Validation and verification of building simulation programs and load calculation programs is of continuing interest.
Spitler Jeffrey
With computational analysis and simulation becoming an increasingly important part of the building design process, the complexities of dealing with the huge amount of data that this can produce can be overwhelming for many designers.
Marsh Andrew, CASS Jr. Andrew
This paper addresses the application of fire and smoke simulation and computational fluid dynamics tools to events taking place in the new engineering building on the campus of the University of Montreal.
Daniel Barrero, Eddy Petro, Juan Abanto, Marcelo Reggio
Tile coated wood fired appliances are designed to store heat from the intermittently burning fire in their massive structure and release it slowly to the room. The design of these systems should assure thermal comfort during the whole process and
Schütz Bendicht, Gaegauf Christian K., Zweifel Gerhard, Huber Heinrich J., Friedlin Rolf
This paper presents the results of a field study of manual control of windows which has been carried out in 21 individual offices within the Fraunhofer Institute’s building in Freiburg, Germany, from July 2002 to July 2003.
Pfafferott Jens, Herkel Sebastian, Knapp Ulla