International Building Simulation Conference 2015, Hyderabad, India. 

Contains 85 papers.

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Overheating in buildings is expected to increase as global warming continues. This could lead to heatrelated problems ranging from thermal-discomfort and productivity-reduction to illness as well as death.
Mohamed Hamdy, Jan Hensen
Building performance simulation has the potential to quantitatively evaluate design alternatives and various energy conservation measures for retrofit projects.
Adrian Chong, Khee Poh Lam
The exponential increase of the cooling demand in buildings obliges to find alternatives to the high electricity consumption with air conditioning systems. This work investigates a new cooling system based on evaporation.
Leroux Guilian, Stephan Louis, Le Pierres Nolwenn, Wurtz Etienne, Mendes Nathan
This paper presents a simulation-based study of a decentralized, „low-exergy‟ (or LowEx) space cooling system for a commercial office currently under construction in Singapore.
Adam Martin Rysanek, Murray Portia Jayne, Jovan Pantelic, Matthias Mast, Arno Schlueter
In this paper, possibilities of electric peak load reductions in the MENA-Region, using a photovoltaic powered air conditioning system for residential buildings, are considered.
Christoph Torsten Ingolf Banhardt, Christoph Nytsch-Geusen
In some areas of high air condition adoption there is potential for night purge natural ventilation to reduce the number of hours that the air condition system is operated, leading to a reduction in energy usage and associated carbon dioxide emiss
Nikhil Parasuraman, Christopher Roy Iddon
This paper deals with a numerical and experimental study of the thermal performances of an Earth-to-Air Heat Exchanger (EAHX) connected to a country house in Marrakech (31°37' N latitude and 8°2' W longitude).
Mohamed Khabbaz, Brahim Benhamou, Karim Limam, Hassan Hamdi, Pierre Hollmuller, Amin Bennouna
This paper discusses the impact of thermal zone modeling on the thermal comfort prediction during the early design of naturally ventilated buildings within four Brazilian cities.
Ana Paula O. Favretto, Michele M. Rossi, Camila Anchieta, Karin M. S. Chvatal, Soolyeon Cho, David B. Hill, Joseph F. Decarolis, S. Ranji Ranjithan
The integration of two technologies - the Airconditioning Duct System and Optical Mirror Duct System - into a new energy-saving system “Integrated Optical Air Duct System” (IOAD) significantly reduces the lighting energy, which accounts for roughl
Toshihiko Sudo, Ryoichi Kajiya, Koji Sakai, Tomoyuki Okusa
Occupant behavior is a major contributing factor to building energy consumption.
Xiaohang Feng, Da Yan, Chuang Wang
This paper introduces a longitudinal study monitoring occupants’ window opening behaviour in a mixed-mode office building in Beijing, China, when natural ventilation is specifically used for controlling the building’s indoor thermal environment.
Shen Wei, Chuanqi Xu, Song Pan, Jiale Su, Yunmo Wang, Xiaoyan Luo, Tarek Hassan, Steven Firth, Farid Fouchal, Rory Jones, Pieter De Wilde
This paper investigates how advanced HVAC systems and predictive control can influence the interaction between a house and the grid. The case study corresponds to a house in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, analysed during the heating season.
José Agustín Candanedo, Vahid R. Dehkordi, Justin Tamasauskas
An office building was designed and built according to state-of-the-art design and energy management principles in 2008.
Kornel Dome Deme, Zsofia Belafi, Adrienn Gelesz, Andras Reith
The increasing number of highly insulated and air tight buildings leads to the concern of indoor environment overheating. This research studies the possibility of applying natural ventilation as a way to avoid high temperatures indoors.
Rebeca Barbosa, Martin Barták, Jan L.M Hensen, Marcel G.L.C Loomans
In Europe, the increasingly restricting environmental regulations push the residential building sector to replace pollutant fossil fuel boilers with more environmentally friendly technologies.
Alberto Tejeda, Philippe Riviere, Anamaria Milu, Dominique Marchio
This paper investigates the interaction between supermarket heating, ventilation and air conditioning and refrigeration systems through simulation in EnergyPlus. This interaction has been studied by modelling a generic UK supermarket.
Henry Witt, Simon Taylor, Kevin Lomas, Rob Liddiard
This paper is concerned with the development of data-driven predictive models capable of forecasting commercial building heating loads based on BEM (Building Energy Management) systems recorded variables, as well as weather data.
Dimitrios-Stavros Kapetanakis, Eleni Mangina, El Hassan Ridouane, Konstantinos Kouramas, Donal P. Finn
Previous work by the authors has identified that the selection of supply air temperature control reset schedule has the potential to influence total HVAC energy use in Australian office buildings by up to 10%.
Paul Bannister, Hongsen Zhang