International Building Simulation Conference 2005, Montreal, Canada.

Contains 180 papers.

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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
The European Energy Performance in Building Directive (EPBD) requires methods for the calculation of the energy performance for use in the context of building regulations. 
Dijk H. Van
The Haima is a non air-conditioned 16,000 m2  tent designed to house fifteen exhibitions about conditions for peace, viewed as solutions to economic, cultural and environmental conflict, during the Barcelona Forum 2004.
Houzeaux Guillaume
The paper describes a strategy of how to implement technical installations (heating, domestic hot water and ventilation) in a building energy calculation application in an effective and userfriendly manner. Technical installations are designed usi
Rudbeck Claus
This paper reviews the validity of the ubiquitous daylighting rule of thumb (DRT) that relates window-head-height to the depth of the daylit area adjacent to a facade.
Reinhart C. F.
The paper presents a new approach for analyzing mold growth risk in buildings, based on a mixed simulation approach with consideration of uncertainties in relevant building parameters.
Augenbroe Godfried
Radiant cooling systems for thermal comfort in commercial buildings are new to North America. The University of Calgary’s ICT Building has a hybrid radiant slab-mixed air system that offers an opportunity to evaluate operating performance. Through
Love James A., Powell James
A new model for predicting the thermal and electrical performance of solid-oxide fuel cell (SOFC) cogeneration devices for residential buildings has been developed.
Ian Beausoleil-Morrison, Adrian Schatz , Francois Marechal
A new hygrothermal building model is being developed within the research project GENSIM by the Fraunhofer institutes FIRST and IBP. The model implementation takes place by using the objectoriented modeling language Modelica.
Nytsch-Geusen Christoph, Nouidui Thierry, Haupt Wolfram
This paper explores the degree to which subjective assessments of the acoustical properties of a real space can be reproduced by assessments that are based on computational auralization.
Mahdavi Ardeshir, Becker Gudrun, Lechleitner Josef
A new Energy Code for office buildings in Israel, currently under development, is presented.
Yezioro A., Capeluto I. G.
APOLUX 1.0 is a computer code specifically developed for assisting the architect regarding daylighting considerations; it runs in a threedimensional graphic environment, accepts files from graphic editors and uses models physically consistent for
Anderson Claro, Fernando Oscar Ruttkay Pereira and Rafael Zanelato Ledo
The impact of building regulations on the final form of a design can be quite significant.
Marsh Andrew
In this paper we present an interactive software prototype for fluid flow problems in civil engineering including: 
Toelke Jonas, Krafczyk Manfred, Fahrig Torsten,
Matlab/Simulink is known in a large number of fields as a powerful and modern simulation tool. In the field of building and HVAC simulation its use is also increasing.
Couillaud Nicolas, Riederer Peter, Simon Julie, Raguin Marina, El Khoury Zaki
Dedicated outdoor air systems (DOAS) have been proposed to treat the outdoor air before it enters the building and thus reduce the load on the zone equipment.
Timothy P. McDowell and Steven J. Emmerich
The California Commercial End Use Survey (CEUS) project is being conducted for the California Energy Commission (CEC) by Itron, Inc. with support from KEMA-Xenergy, ADM Associates, and James J. Hirsch & Associates.
Sebold Fred, Ciminelli Mark, Abrishami Mohsen, Ramirez Robert, Mayer Tom
This paper deals with solar indicators and simulation as a step toward global assessment of a district.
Allard Francis, Lorenz Francis