International Building Simulation Conference 2007, Beijing, China.

Contains 288 papers.

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Appraisal of modern performance-based energy codes, as well as heating, ventilation, airconditioning and refrigeration (HVAC/R) system*design require use of an integrated building and system performance simulation program. However, the required sc
Marija Trcka , Michael Wetter, Jan Hensen
The main objective of this paper is to establish a set of test cases for analytical verifications and intermodel comparisons of ground heat exchanger (GHX) models used in building simulation programs. Several test cases are suggested.
Michel Bernier, Michaël Kummert, Stéphane Bertagnolio
There are several ways to attempt to model a building and its heat gains from external sources as well as internal ones in order to evaluate a proper operation and also audit retrofits actions.
Alberto Hernandez Neto, Flávio Augusto Sanzovo Fiorelli
Nowadays, building performance simulation (BPS) is still primarily used for code compliance checking in the Netherlands whilst it could provide the user already useful design information by e.g.
Christina Hopfe, Jan Hensen and Wim Plokker
This paper presents the concept and a test implementation of a digital representation of the physical world designed to assess comfort quality in future environments.
Dirk A Schwede
The paper presents the theory for a design tool to calculate drying of concrete, from green condition to flooring. The degree of hydration, the cement ratio of the concrete, the temperature and the moisture state are taken into account.
Jesper Arfvidsson, Goran Hedenblad
In the modern architectural design, large space open area is widely used, for example, atrium, airport, open office, etc.
Bing Yu, J.P. Ruchti and P.G. Luscuere
Domed skylights are important architectural design elements to deliver daylight and solar heat into buildings and connect building’s occupants to outdoor.
A. Sartipi, A. Laouadi, D. Naylor, R. Dhib
According to the National Institute of Building Science (2006), one of the main goals of building commissioning is to “maintain facility performance across its life cycle”.
Yun-Shang Chiou and Khee Poh Lam
While people need to know tomorrow’s weather to decide suitable activities and precautions, so do the “intelligent” building management systems.
Yi Zhang, Vic I. Hanby
In Portugal, the external thermal insulation systems (ETIS) are nowadays a current technical solution in residential buildings, contrasting with the rarely used internal thermal insulation systems (ITIS). In this paper, a quantitative analysis on
Tiago M. D. Ferreira, M. Helena P. Corvacho
Building performance simulation (BPS) is a powerful technique to predict the performance of a design proposal. It is extensively used towards the end of the design process to, for example, prove code compliance.
Christian Struck and Jan Hensen
A performace assessment study has been performed on the application of Stirling engine (SE) and Solid Oxide Fuel Cell (SOFC) residential cogeneration systems in single family detached houses in Canada. Detailed mathematical component models, calib
Hajo Ribberink, Denis Bourgeois, Ian Beausoleil-Morrison, Alex Ferguson
This paper explores effective means to opt for the optimum design solutions of commercial buildings through developing a Based-Simulation Design Support System (BSDSS).
Mohamed Kassab and Tang Lee
Participants in building simulation supported projects are diverse (e.g. design teams, clients, project managers and simulation practitioners) and often geographically dispersed.
Prazeres L, Clarke J A, Hand J and Kim J
This paper aims to analyze an office building energy performance at Rio de Janeiro. Electrical power consumption profile of a building, resulting from a simulation using building energy-use simulation software, is obtained during a typical year an
J.C.R. Aguiar, F.S. Midão, V.G. Almeida, A.N. Vallim, M.M.Q. Carvalho
This article presents a simulation study comparing the thermal interior comfort performance, the energy consumption and the efficiency of (i) nighttime ventilation concepts considering varying air change rates, (ii) three thermo-active building sy
Doreen Kalz, Jens Pfafferott, Florian Kagerer
There is an increasing demand for energy efficient and environment-friendly buildings with a high  thermal comfort.
Significant progress has been made in the area of common data exchange in the building industry with the development of information technology. Currently, the Industry Foundation Class (IFC) and Green Building XML (gbXML) are two prevalent informa
B. Dong, K. P. Lam, Y. C. Huang, G.M. Dobbs
This paper deals with a common moisture problem in Swedish houses – the occurrence of high moisture levels in attics, and with a remedy proposed by building authorities – the ventilation of attic by outdoor air.
Angela Sasic Kalagasidis