The European standard EN 15251 specifies design criteria for dimensioning of building systems.
IBPSA 2013 - Chambéry, France
International Building Simulation Conference 2013, Chambéry, France.
Contains 470 papers.
An optimization procedure based on thermal discomfort minimization to support the design of comfortable net Zero Energy Buildings | 2013 | English
Prediction of sensory index under non-uniform thermal environment based on heat and moisture transfer and airflow of whole buildings | 2013 | English
Many simulation software to predict thermal environment of buildings, such as temperature, humidity, heating and cooling load of building spaces, have been developed.
Heat ventilation and air conditioning modelling for model based fault detection and diagnosis | 2013 | English
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.
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.
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.
Ventilation stacks are becoming increasingly common in the design of naturally ventilated buildings.
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.
A sensitivity analysis of natural ventilation design parameters for non residential buildings | 2013 | English
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
New method for predicting mixed-use building energy: the use of simulation to develop statistical models | 2013 | English
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.
Demand response optimisation of all-electric residential buildings in a dynamic grid environment: Irish case study | 2013 | English
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.
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
An investigation into the role of thermal mass on the accuracy of co-heating tests through simulations & field results | 2013 | English
To successfully meet emissions targets and reduce energy demand in the built environment, high targets have been set for building fabric performance.
Mapping comfort: an analysis method for understanding diversity in the thermal environment | 2013 | English
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.
A vizualization environment for analysis of measured and simulated building performance data | 2013 | English
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.
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.
Dynamic simulation of thermal capacity and charging/ discharging performance for sensible heat storage in building wall mass | 2013 | English
The potential for utilization of the building mass thermal capacity for demand side management in the residential sector is addressed.