International Building Simulation Conference 2005, Montreal, Canada.

Contains 180 papers.

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Significant R&D work has been on going in the development of integrated software environments that support building energy simulation.
Barry O’Sullivan, Marcus Keane
Sustainable housing standards are reviewed including the UK 2005 building regulations, the UK Advanced Standard and EU Passive-house Standard. Conflicts between the standards are highlighted.
Paul Tuohy, Lori McElroy, Cameron Johnstone
Moisture is one of the main problems in buildings. In spite of the complexity to describe moisture physical phenomena, recent technological improvements have allowed them to be incorporated into building simulation programs.
Kátia Cordeiro Mendonça, Etienne Wurtz and Christian Inard
CEN TC247 has prepared draft standards for main types of room controllers. These standards include a performance testing procedure that was designed to facilitate the introduction on the market of electronic controllers.
P. Riederer, F. Bruyat, B. Clémençon, S. Bernasconi, G. Desjardins
This paper presents the testing of a dynamic on-line whole-building energy calculator.
Julia Purdy, Phylroy Lopez, Kamel Haddad, Alex Ferguson, Stephanie Mombourquette, Paul Wyndham-Wheeler, Shawn Henry
Traditional night cooling control strategies relies on the knowledge of the current situation – indoor and outdoor.
Kim B. Wittchen, Ejvind Løgberg, Søren Pedersen, Rolf Djurtoft, Jesper Thiesen
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
Building design and control applications can benefit from daylight simulation. Currently, most daylight simulation applications work with simplified sky luminance models.
Bojana Spasojević and Ardeshir Mahdavi
This paper presents an overview of the use of building simulation in a private consultancy in New Zealand. The current state of the industry is outlined before the specific practice is introduced.
Patrick Arnold, Quentin Jackson, Barbara Joubert
Different heating system controllers for passive solar buildings are compared on two different buildings. The performance criterion combines energy performance and thermal comfort using the "cost function" paradigm.
Michaël Kummert, Philippe André, Athanassios A. Argiriou
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
Calculating the dynamic effects of surface overshadowing is a major part of most thermal analysis engines.
Andrew Marsh
This paper presents the application of multi-objective genetic algorithms for green building design to minimize two conflicting criteria: the life-cycle cost and the life-cycle environmental impact. Environmental impact categories considered in th
Weimin Wang, Radu Zmeureanu, Hugues Rivard
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
This paper critically examines the use of Analytic Target Cascading as a multi-level, hierarchical design optimization model for formulating simulation-based design tasks in architecture.
Ruchi Choudhary, P.Y. Papalambros, Ali M. Malkawi
This research investigated the influence of three layouts of operating rooms on the indoor environment control, on thermal comfort and on energy consumption. It was used the EnergyPlus software. The parameters of the environment were described in
M A Melhado, P O Beyer, J M Hensen, L F G Siqueira
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
This paper describes a new data set appropriate for empirical validation of whole-building energy simulation software.
J. Neymark, P. Girault, G. Guyon, R. Judkoff, R. LeBerre, J. Ojalvo, P. Reimer
This paper presents two DOE-2 functions to expand the modeling capability of DOE-2.1E, a popular calculation engine for building energy simulations. The first function models sensible and total heat recovery between outside air and exhaust air, wi
Tianzhen Hong, Charles Eley, and Erik Kolderup
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

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