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.
IBPSA 2005 - Montreal, Canada
International Building Simulation Conference 2005, Montreal, Canada.
Contains 180 papers.
Energy and financial performance of micro-chp in connection with high-performance buildings | 2005 | English
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.
Development of archetypes of building characteristc slibraries for simplified energy use evaluation of houses | 2005 | English
For a quick and reliable energy evaluation of houses, one needs simple energy analysis software.
Building effectiveness communication ratios for improved building life cycle management | 2005 | English
Many existing building energy performance assessment frameworks, quantifying and categorising buildings post occupancy, offer limited feedback on design decisions.
Comparison of candidate materials for seasonal storage of solar heat through dynamic simulation of building and renewable energy system | 2005 | English
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.
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.
It is well recognised that validation of dynamic building simulation programs is a long-term complex task.
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.
Development of a modular toolbox in simulink for dynamic simulations of VOC-concentration in indoor air | 2005 | English
Presence of volatile organic compounds in indoor air affects human health.
Assessing the total energy impact of occupant behavioural response to manual and automated lighting systems | 2005 | English
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
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
A method to verify calculation of transient heat conduction through multilayer building constructions | 2005 | English
Validation and verification of building simulation programs and load calculation programs is of continuing interest.
An evaluation of the hygrothermal performance of‘standard’ and ‘as built’ construction details using steady state and transient modelling | 2005 | English
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
A proposed method for generating,storing and managing large amounts of modelling data using scripts and on-line databases | 2005 | English
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.
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
Airflow modeling and fire smoke propagation in the new ecole polytechnique building | 2005 | English
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.
A preliminary model of user behaviour regarding the manual control of windows in office buildings | 2005 | English
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.
Analysis of wind-driven flow and external convective heat transfer coefficients for the bestest model building | 2005 | English
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
A study of the relationship between daylight performance and height difference of buildings in high density cities using computational simulation | 2005 | English | 6 pp
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.