International Building Simulation Conference 2013, Chambéry, France. 

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The European standard EN 15251 specifies design criteria for dimensioning of building systems.
Salvatore Carlucci, Lorenzo Pagliano
Many simulation software to predict thermal environment of buildings, such as temperature, humidity, heating and cooling load of building spaces, have been developed.
Akihito Ozaki, Myonghyang Lee, Yuko Kuma
This paper presents a library of simplified, yet accurate, physical models of the different components that can be found in a typical air-handling unit.
Jesús A. Febres Pascual, Raymond Sterling Garay, J. Ignacio Torrens, Marcus M. Keane
Along with the outdoor climate, building design, materials and construction system determine the thermal behaviour of buildings, the ability to keep indoor comfort conditions and the energy consumption through their lifespan.
Halimi Sulaiman, Fernando Olsina, Santiago Velez
In France, non-residential buildings account for a sig-nificant part in energy consumption. Moreover, a large part of this consumption is due to Heating, Ventila-tion and Air-Conditioning (HVAC) systems, which are generally badly handled.
Antoine Garnier, Julien Eynard, Matthieu Caussanel, Stephane Grieu
Ventilation stacks are becoming increasingly common in the design of naturally ventilated buildings.
Bo Wang
We present a case study of the bioclimatic design of a passively-ventilated office building in a hot and humid region. A novel adaptive, locally-orientated comfort criterion, the UTCI, was used as a key metric.
Daniel Knott, Ralph Evins
This paper consists in the presentation of a new simulation tool aimed at the detailed prediction of HVAC systems, developed by the authors in order to fulfill specific needs derived from particular research topics in the field of design and tailo
Luigi Schibuola, Massimiliano Scarpa, Chiara Tambani
Many building energy prediction models have been developed during the past decades. While popular tools such as Energy Star target single-use buildings, few have focused on mixed-use buildings due to its complexity.
Xuefeng Gao, Ali M. Malkawi, Yun Kyu Yi
The current paper is concerned with a case study of a residential house, located in Ireland, which has been recently retrofitted from a conventional mixed fuel dwelling to a smart grid enabled all-electric dwelling.
Fabiano Pallonetto, Simos Oxizidis, Roisin Duignan, Olivier Neu, Donal Finn
The simulation performance gap is a discrepancy between simulated and actual performance of a building, occurring as result of differences between theoretical values in the simulation model and actual properties of and conditions in and around the
Ljubomir Jankovic
To successfully meet emissions targets and reduce energy demand in the built environment, high targets have been set for building fabric performance.
Samuel Stamp, Robert Lowe, Hector Altamirano-Medina
This paper describes the development and uses of a new software program called cMap that calculates and visualizes thermal comfort parameters throughout a space and over time.
Amanda L. Webb
This paper reports on the use of advanced building performance simulation in the post-graduate design studio, which explored the role and limits of analytical tools in the early stage design process.
Jihun Kim, Brian Phillips, William W. Braham
This paper presents our research and development of system interfaces between Building Information Modeling (BIM) and Building Energy Modeling (BEM), for supporting integrated architectural design and energy simulation.
Wei Yan, Mark Clayton, Jeff Haberl, WoonSeong Jeong, Jong Bum Kim, Sandeep Kota, Jose Luis Bermudez Alcocer, Manish Dixit
The potential for utilization of the building mass thermal capacity for demand side management in the residential sector is addressed.
Henryk Wolisz, Hassan Harb, Peter Matthes, Rita Streblow, Dirk Müller