International Building Simulation Conference 2005, Montreal, Canada.

Contains 180 papers.

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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
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
For a quick and reliable energy evaluation of houses, one needs simple energy analysis software.
Anil Parekh
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
Daylighting Simulation is a complex task, involving many parameters, but an important step to design buildings, especially when the main purpose is more comfort and energy conservation.
Dimitrios Evangelos Christakou, Claudia Naves David Amorim
It is well recognised that validation of dynamic building simulation programs is a long-term complex task.
Strachan P A, Kokogiannakis G and Macdonald I A
Past research of predictive optimal control of active and passive building thermal storage inventory has confirmed the importance of accuracy in the employed building model.
Simeng Liu, Gregor P. Henze
Presence of volatile organic compounds in indoor air affects human health.
Henrik Karlsson, Angela Sasic Kalagasidis and Carl-Eric Hagentoft
Behavioural models derived from on-going field studies can provide the basis for predicting personal action taken to adjust lighting levels or remedy direct glare in response to physical conditions. SHOCC, a sub-hourly occupancy-based control mode
Denis Bourgeois , Christoph Reinhart , Iain A. Macdonald
Previous simulations predict the possibility of reducing cooling demands in office buildings in hot arid areas if a selective double skin facade is used. The reductions on cooling loads in rooms range between 19%-40% depending on the glazing therm
Neveen Hamza and Chris Underwood
Validation and verification of building simulation programs and load calculation programs is of continuing interest.
Spitler Jeffrey
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.
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
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 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
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
Building energy analysis are very sensitive to external convection heat transfer coefficients so that some researchers have made sensitivity calculations and proved that depending on the choice of convective heat transfer coefficient values, energ
Emmel Marcelo Guillaumon, Mendes Nathan
Daylight design for “extremely” obstructed urban environment is a relatively uncharted area of scholarship. The reason might be that the problem has not been critically important.
Ng Edward