International Building Simulation Conference 2005, Montreal, Canada.

Contains 180 papers.

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This paper reports on progress of an ongoing research project, which aims to achieve better control modeling in building performance simulation by integrating distributed computer programs.
Azzedine Yahiaoui, Jan Hensen , Luc Soethout , Dolf van Paassen
Increasingly the fire protection concerns at airports are being addressed using computational fluid dynamics and most of these studies have been based on the prescriptive recommendations on design of an airport terminal building given by appropria
Z. Stevanovic, T. Valentina, N. Kadic, Z. Markovic, M. Kadic, D. Mumovic
Application of EESLISM for the energy and environmental control system design in the example building is described.
Mitsuhiro Udagawa , Hyunwoo Roh
The paper deals with two construction details and discusses the opportunities and limits of their computer aided building simulation. Both details occur in the area of building renovation and modernization.
Günter Konieczny, Roman Rabenseifer
Improving thermal performance of building envelopes reduces energy consumption of residential buildings.
Hua Sheng He , Amin Hammad and Paul Fazio
In the world-wide scale outbreak of SARS in 2003, cluster of cases occurred in large building blocks, especially in Hong Kong.
J. Niu, C. Tung, J. Wan, and J. Cheng
The objective of this paper is to examine different means of producing domestic hot water (DHW) in Zero net energy homes (ZNEH).
Affouda-Léon Biaou, Michel Bernier
Natural night ventilation is an energy efficient way to improve thermal summer comfort. Coupled thermal and ventilation simulation tools predict the performances.
Hilde Breesch and Arnold Janssens
This paper describes the results of a computational study on the feasibility of cooling houses in the Netherlands with a system consisting of a heat exchanger in the soil, a heat pump, and a low temperature heating system.
P. de Wilde, H. van Wolferen and M. Loomans
This paper presents an analysis of the thermal  behaviour of the new San Diego Children’s museum  and the subsequent development of a low energy  climate control system. The museum is designed as a 
G. Carrilho da Graça , P.F. Linden and M. Brook
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
This paper studies in three-dimension the coupled convective and radiative heat transfer rate from a window surface with adjacent aluminium venetian blind using commercially available CFD software. The flow patterns (temperature and velocity field
Ljiljana Marjanovic, Malcom Cook , Vic Hanby and Simon Rees
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
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
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
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
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 presents a numerical model for the analysis of impact of building envelope porosity on energy.
Kai Qiu, Fariborz Haghighat

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