International Building Simulation Conference 2009, Glasgow, Scotland. 

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This document presents a study for examining the viability of hybrid ground source heat pump (GSHP) systems that use solar thermal collectors as the supplemental component in heating dominated buildings.
Farzin M. Rad, Alan S. Fung, Wey H. Leong
The mathematical model and design software tool KOLEKTOR 2.2 with user-friendly interface for detailed modeling of solar thermal flat-plate collectors has been built and experimentally validated for different solar thermal flat-plate collector con
Tomas Matuska, Vladimir Zmrhal, Juliane Metzger
Since naturally ventilated buildings respond to site conditions and microclimate, there is no ”one set of spe-cific criteria” for every naturally ventilated building.
Louis STEPHAN, Alain BASTIDE, Etienne WURTZ, Bernard SOUYRI
In this work a numerical model, which simulates the buildings thermal response with complex topology and evaluates the indoor environment comfort, in transient conditions, is used in the energy and thermal comfort evaluation for different passive
Eusébio. Z. E. Conceição, Margarida C. Lopes, Mª. Manuela J. R. Lúcio
An  inverter-driven air-to-air heat pump model has been developped and implemented in the thermal simulation tool COMFIE, in order to compare the seasonal performance of a variable capacity air-to-air heat pump coupled with temperate air sources (
Bruno Filliard, Alain Guiavarch, Bruno Peuportier
The main objective of this study is to develop and validate a systematic methodology to model a system of buried pipes, assisted by a solar chimney to promote the natural ventilation, in the whole building simulation software ESP-r (Clarke 2001),
Pedro Correia da Silva, Vítor Leal and J. Correia da Silva
The mathematic models for thermal, and PV solar power inserted in the ESP-r, which is the integrating building energy and environment simulation tool, were verified with the measured da ta.
Zhongzhu Qiu, Tintai Chow, Peng Li, Chunying Li, Jianxing Ren, Wenhuan Wang
This paper presents a methodology to evaluate the influence of different components of the annual heating and cooling load of buildings, analyzing the energy performance of building surfaces that are exposed to different weather conditions.
Ana Paula Melo, Roberto Lamberts
In museum buildings, air conditioning systems with precise thermal-hygrometric control of indoor environment are necessary for preventing degradation of artworks and providing a pleasant thermal environment for visitors.
Gaoming Ge, Fu Xiao and Shengwei Wang
There is a rising demand for conventional mechanical cooling systems in UK buildings over the last 10 years, which is due to increase in building internal and solar heat gains.
Abdullahi Ahmed, Kenneth Ip, Andrew Miller and Kassim Gidado
The energy performance of radiant slab cooling relative to conventional air systems to be clarified for climates from cold and dry to very hot and humid.
Zhen Tian, James A. Love
This paper is concerned with energy saving effect of high-efficiency technologies in an industrial cooling plant system.
Tatsuya FUKUZAKI, Yasunori AKASHI, Masato MIYATA and Shohei SUEYOSHI
The operation of air-cooled chillers accounts for significant energy consumption in local commercial buildings, and low operational efficiency especially under partial load conditions and poor control are part of reasons for such huge energy consu
Jia Yang, K.T. Chan, Xiangsheng Wu
One of the major factors in HVAC design is the occupant load, both in terms of heat gains and fresh air needs.
Zhengwei Li, Yeonsook Heo, Godfried Augenbroe
District heating and cooling (DHC) systems show a great potential to save energy.
Yoshitaka Uno, Reiko Kubara, Yoshiyuki Shimoda
One of the most effective methods to reduce energy consumption in buildings is to install the advanced HVAC equipments and to control them properly.
Yasuo UTSUMI, Kazuyuki KAMIMURA, Syuzo KISHIMA, Utarou TAIRA, Ryushi KIMURA and Tsuyoshi FUJITA
This article introduces two system models to simulate the energy performance of the temperature and humidity independent control air-conditioning system (THICS) and the conventional air-conditioning system (CAS).
Haiqiang Zhang, Xiaohua Liu, Yi Jiang
Evaporative cooling is able to generate the cooling medium at a temperature approaching to the ambient wet bulb temperature.
Jianlei Niu, Xichun Wang, A.H.C. van Paassen
The modelling and prediction of human thermoregulatory responses and comfort have gone a long way during the past decades. Sophisticated and detailed human models, i.e.
Yi Zhang, Divine Novieto, Yingchun Ji
The noise generated by the crowds and organized fans during sporting events has created a challenge for sport facility management.
Mojtaba NAVVAB, Gunnar HEILMANN , Dennis W. SULISZ