International Building Simulation Conference 2005, Montreal, Canada.

Contains 180 papers.

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In this paper, microscopic and macroscopic flow analyses have been employed to identify and analyze the causes of discrepancies of power law zonal models.
E.J.Teshome and Fariborz Haghighat
This paper investigates airflow in an office room with a displacement ventilation system parametrically using three-dimensional CFD.
Yukihiro Hashimoto
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
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
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
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
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