International Building Simulation Conference 2007, Beijing, China.

Contains 288 papers.

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In reaction to the European Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD), existing and newly lanced standard developments by CEN (European Committee for Standardization) were harmonized and synchronized, resulting in a set of about 50 standard
Gerhard Zweifel
Double-skin facade (DSF) is an additional glass skin on the outside wall of the building. In this study a mechanically ventilated and equipped with solar protections (venetian blinds) facade was studied.
Valentin Gavan, Monika Woloszyn, Jean-Jacques Roux, Cristian Muresan and Nassim Safer
In an attempt to reduce the high computational efforts for dynamic thermal simulations using Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) the authors have recently developed an adaptive freeze-flow method (i.e.
Zitzmann T., Pfrommer P., Cook M.J.
Ceiling radiant cooling with its many advantages on thermal comfort or energy reduction, didn’t become a leader in this domain because of the fear of condensation on the chilled surface of the ceiling, especially in hot and humid climates.
Tiberiu Catalina, Joseph Virgone
Taking into account Mediterranean climate particularities for Barcelona, Spain, a whole year study using TAS simulation software was carried out for a Double Skin Façade corporative office building. It is a typical office building with an extended
Mauricio Torres, Pere Alavedra, Amado Guzmán, Eva Cuerva, Carla Planas, Raquel Clemente, Vanessa Escalona
Natural ventilation is rapidly becoming a significant part in the design strategy of buildings in situations where electricity is scare or non-existent and saving energy becomes highly important.
Abdel Aziz Ali Ali, Guirguis Nabil Milad, Hassan Mahmoud Ali
The aim of this case study is to investigate an integrated heating/cooling system performance in central Europe climate conditions.
Karel Kabele and Pavla Dvořáková
The Lyon Confluence project is an actual urban planning operation of Lyon agglomeration. It is part of a global sustainable development process, mixing economic development, social equity and preservation of natural resources.
Christophe MENEZO, Clara JUNCKER, Jean BRAU
This paper demonstrates how variations in the estimation of internal gains due to usage affect the cooling demands of speculative office buildings.
Ian Knight and Clarice Bleil de Souza
The performance of an innovative floor heating application is explored.
Henrik Karlsson
The effects of groundwater direction on performance of geothermal heat pump systems were analyzed using a 3-D finite difference method with rectangular meshes.
C K Lee, H N Lam
An economic and environmental analysis on residential internal combustion engine (ICE) based cogeneration in Canada was performed. Information from three publicly available databases was used to model four houses to be used in simulation.
Christianne D. Aussant, Alan S. Fung, V. Ismet Ugursal
Large, multi-use sports and recreational facilities provide a unique, yet challenging, opportunity for energy conservation due to their large process loads. The proposed paper describes the use of building simulation to aid in mechanical system an
Joel Good, Bryan Debruyn and Derek Whitehead
The present paper is an attempt to bridge the gap between building designers and simulationists by proposing a common framework for discussion. It is a positional paper written from a building designer’s viewpoint that basically agrees with the pr
Clarice Bleil de Souza and Ian Knight
This work presents energy and exergy comparison of several design options for combination between dwelling ventilation and domestic hot water production.
P. Sakulpipatsin, J.J.M. Cauberg, H.J. van der Kooi and L.C.M. Itard
The last object of this study is to develop standard method for building insulation performance on-site evaluation using Infra-red camera.
Gyoung Soek Choi, Kyoung Woo Kim, Jae Sik Kang, Seung Eon Lee
In this article, we would like to estimate the surface temperature and heat flow pattern of the four corner walls of building envelope with thermal bridge. In doing so, this study made use of infra-red camera and the heat transfer simulation.
YoungSun Jeong, GyoungSeok Choi, KyoungWoo Kim, SeungEon Lee
As a passive cooling strategy, natural ventilation is an energy conservation technology with great developing potential.
Jiasheng Wu, Yan Xu, Junli Zhou, Guoqiang Zhang
It is the goal of climate-adapting buildings to make used of the natural regularity to decrease indoor temperature and improve thermal comfort.
MENG Qinglin, CHEN Zhuolun
The updated ISO 13790 Standard is part of the new set of CEN Standards that supports the European Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) requirement for a general framework for calculation of the energy consumption of buildings.
Kokogiannakis Georgios, Clarke Joe1, Strachan Paul