International Building Simulation Conference 2007, Beijing, China.

Contains 288 papers.

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The properties of transparent plaster covering transparent insulation materials (TIM) were investigated using a whole building simulation program (ESP-r).
Dariusz Heim, Piotr Klemm and Paul Strachan
A new set of climatic data for different kinds of calculations has been compiled for various Swiss localities. This includes the generation of new design reference year data sets with hourly values for e.g. building simulations.
Gerhard Zweifel and Antoine Zelenka
Rainfall simulation is key problem for the evaluation of the energy saving potential of passive cooling by natural rainfall evaporation in humid and hot areas. This paper used a set of monthly, daily and hourly rainfall data in Guangzhou Area to i
Qinglin Meng, Yufeng Zhang and Zhigang Wang
Rainfall simulation is a key problem for the evaluation of the energy saving potential of passive cooling by natural rainfall evaporation in humid and hot areas.
Qinglin Meng, Yufeng Zhang and Zhigang Wang
“Energy performance of buildings” estensive international research activities have been carried out on the elaboration and adoption of standards containing common methodologies for building energy performance assessment. One important item concern
Vincenzo Corrado, Houcem Eddine Mechri and Enrico Fabrizio
Weather prediction is considered to be essential for the predictive control of HVAC systems in which dynamic components, such as a thermal storage tank or heavy building envelope, exist.
Tatsuo Nagai
Objective of this study is to evaluate the cooling potential of buried pipes and a derivative thereof, for buildings situated in Brazilian climate.
Pierre Hollmuller, Joyce Carlo, Martin Ordenes, Fernando Westphal, Roberto Lamberts
The paper discusses the concept of an adaptive thermal comfort design methodology and its impact on the selection, design and performance of climate control systems for large public spaces with transient occupancy in hot and humid climates.
Mirek Piechowski, Adrian Rowe
Given the major role played by windows with regard to energy losses and gains from buildings in respectively cold and hot climates, accurate prediction of the heat transfer through its glazing materials is of great importance in building energy si
Christian S. Strobel, Marc O. Abadie and Nathan Mendes
It is well known that humidity influences cooling load, thermal comfort and durability of buildings and various items in them. Many works on prediction of humidity variation in a room have regarded the humidity as unique in a space.
Atsushi IWAMAE
In this paper, we present a heating system with thermal storage using a heat pump which supplies heat to the thermal storage equipment installed in the crawl space of residential house insulated at the foundation walls.
Koji Fujita, Atsushi Iwamae, Takayuki Matsushita
The amount of sunlight and daylight through the façade is a key factor in new façade design. Designing a new façade, based on the idea that a façade should be able to function and perform mostly autonomously (i.e.
R.M.J. Bokel
In summer, the shady planting is expected for providing shadow on building envelope and reducing reflected solar radiation from the front yard.
Yoshiki Higuchi and Mitsuhiro Udagawa
This paper reports a study of a unique system that integrates many renewable energy resources to achieve zero CO2 emission for building services for the head office of a company specialised in renewable energies.
Fan Wang and Richard Bridle
As well known, Hourly weather data should be available before running building energy consumption simulation.A large number of Chinese locations have only six-hourly or daily measured weather data, because observed data are not easily obtained or
Qinglong Gao, Jiaping Liu, Liu Yang
A universal lumped model is developed with the aim to predict the thermal performance of Double Skin facade.
Yuan Yuan, Jianlong Zeng, Yingxin Zhu, Borong Lin
Simulation techniques have been playing a more and more important role in research and development of reliable and energy efficient building automatic control solutions.
Tianyun Gao, Benedikt Schumacher, Walter Hegetschweiler, Markus Gwerder, Michael Tschanz, Marcel Walti
Weather data in formats required for annual energy simulations are not available at all locations where building designs are being evaluated. Synthetically generated weather data for these sites could be a viable option.
Larry O. Degelman
and simulation-based reproduction of performance data from traditional buildings is presented.
Ardeshir Mahdavi, Kristina Orehounig, Nina Mikats, Lyudmila Lambeva and Alaa El-Habashi
This study examined the effect of building envelope on thermal comfort. The effects of key energy conservation measures, such as window/wall ratio, transmittance of fenestration glass and shading devices, were studied.
Ruey Lung Hwang, Fu Shun Tsai