Significant R&D work has been on going in the development of integrated software environments that support building energy simulation.
IBPSA 2005 - Montreal, Canada
International Building Simulation Conference 2005, Montreal, Canada.
Contains 180 papers.
Specification of an IFC based intelligent graphical user interface to support building energy simulation | 2005 | English
Thermal mass, insulation and ventilation in sustainable housing – an investigation across climate and occupancy | 2005 | English
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.
Predicting temperature and moisture distributions in conditioned spaces using the zonal approach | 2005 | English
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.
Simtest-elec: a virtual laboratory for the test of terminal controllers for electric heating systems following a draft European standard | 2005 | English
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.
The development of a test protocol for anon-line whole-building energy analysis tool for homeowners | 2005 | English
This paper presents the testing of a dynamic on-line whole-building energy calculator.
Traditional night cooling control strategies relies on the knowledge of the current situation – indoor and outdoor.
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
Building design and control applications can benefit from daylight simulation. Currently, most daylight simulation applications work with simplified sky luminance models.
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.
Performance comparison of heating control strategiescombining simulation and experimental results | 2005 | English
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.
Review and recommendations for improving the modelling of building integrated photovoltaic systems | 2005 | English
The models for photovoltaic (PV) systems currently in ESP-r prove very useful in estimating the electrical and thermal impact of building-integrated photovoltaics.
Calculating the dynamic effects of surface overshadowing is a major part of most thermal analysis engines.
Two-phase application of multi-objective genetic algorithms in green building design | 2005 | English
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
In this paper, the mathematical model of a HVAC (Heating, Ventilation and Air-Conditioning) equipment is described.
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.
The thermal comfort, the indoor environment control, and the energy consumption in three types of operating rooms | 2005 | English
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
Qualitative analysis on the usefulness of perceptualization techniques in communicating building simulation outputs | 2005 | English
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.
This paper describes a new data set appropriate for empirical validation of whole-building energy simulation software.
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
Simulation of a model-based optimal controller for heatingsystems under realistic hypotheses | 2005 | English
An optimal controller for auxiliary heating of passive solar buildings and commercial buildings with high internal gains is tested in simulation.