International Building Simulation Conference 2007, Beijing, China.

Contains 288 papers.

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When low carbon and renewable energy (RE) systems are adopted in a building, matching the outputs from RE systems (e.g.
J. Kim, J. Clarke., J. Hong, C. Johnstone, P. Strachan, I. Hwang, H. Lee
Local thermal sensations of all body parts were studied in neutral-warm room while face, chest and back were each exposed to local cooling air. Dressed in shorts, 30 randomly selected male subjects were exposed to each condition for 30 minutes.
Yufeng Zhang and Rongyi Zhao
Energy and environment has been issues concerned all over the world.
Lin Wang, Xing Xu, Aihua Ma, Yonghui Guo and Xiwen Zhou
A parameter adjustment method for an ammonia heat pump chiller using a genetic algorithm (GA) was developed.
Eisuke Togashi, Shin-ichi Tanabe and Tomohiro Ataku
This paper presents different thermal comfort models and empirical verification for assessment of the thermal conditions of transitional spaces in the city of São Paulo, Brazil.
Leonardo M. Monteiro, Marcia P. Alucci
Sustainable buildings design process is typical for modeling and simulation usage. The main reason is because there is generally no experience with such buildings and there is lot of new approaches and technical solutions to be used.
Kotek Petr, Jordán Filip, Kabele Karel, Hensen Jan
The performance of a passive heating system was evaluated as part of design works for the project of an office building. The passive heating system incorporates an array of buried pipes together with a solar chimney.
Júlio Correia da Silva
It is important to understand and model the behaviour of occupants in buildings and how this behaviour impacts energy use and comfort.
P. Tuohy, H.B. Rijal, M.A. Humphreys, J.F. Nicol, A. Samuel, J. Clarke
This paper presents results from a window blind usage field study that was conducted in California, USA.
Vorapat Inkarojrit
The energy demand for heating is decreasing significantly in modern highly-insulated dwellings.
Ralf Dott, Carsten Wemhöner and Thomas Afjei
Reliable information regarding user presence and behavior in buildings is crucial for building performance simulation applications (energy consumption, indoor environment).
Abdolazim Mohammadi, Elham Kabir, Ardeshir Mahdavi, Claus Pröglhöf
The effectiveness of building performance simulation can be increased if more reliable information regarding user presence and behavior in buildings become available.
Elham Kabir, Abdolazim Mohammadi, Ardeshir Mahdavi, Claus Pröglhöf
This study aims to reveal the advantages of district heating and cooling system (DHC) in energy efficiency as an urban energy system in the future.
Reiko Kubara, Yoshiyuki Shimoda, Tomoji Nagota , Naoaki Isayama, Minoru Mizuno
As in most buildings windows, shades, luminaries, radiators, fans, and other control devices can be operated by building occupants, information on user control behavior is crucial toward accurate prediction of building performance (energy consumpt
Lyudmila Lambeva, Ardeshir Mahdavi
Guiyang is the capital city of Guizhou province in southwest China, located in the Mild Climatic zone in China. With the economy booming in recent years, the energy consumption in heating and cooling buildings in Guiyang continues to increase.
Yulan Yang, Baizhan Li, Runming Yao
This paper describes the development of computational thermal manikins (CTMs) to be used in a coupled simulation envrionment to simulate the human thermoregulary response in buildings.
Tong Yang, Paul C Cropper, Malcolm J Cook, Rehan Yousaf, Dusan Fiala
Water heating in the U.S. has been identified as a major component of total energy consumption used in buildings, mostly coming from the residential sector at around 11%.
Lixing Gu
While most current building simulation tools consider occupants as predictable robots the true nature of human behaviour is more complex.
Jessen Page, Darren Robinson and Jean-Louis Scartezzini
The Canadian residential sector contributes approximately 80 megatonnes (Mt) of greenhouse gases (GHG) to the environment each year.
Ali M. Syed, Alan S. Fung, V. Ismet Ugursal
An ESP-r component model for gas-fired water storage tanks was developed within the context of the simulation for building-integrated cogeneration systems.
Weimin Wang, Ian Beausoleil-Morrison, Martin Thomas, Alex Ferguson