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.
IBPSA 2015 - Hyderabad, India
International Building Simulation Conference 2015, Hyderabad, India.
Contains 85 papers.
Ranking of Dwelling Types in Terms of Overheating Risk And Sensitivity to Climate Change | 2015 | English | 8 pp
Uncertainty Analysis And Parameter Estimation of HVAC Systems in Building Energy Models | 2015 | English
Building performance simulation has the potential to quantitatively evaluate design alternatives and various energy conservation measures for retrofit projects.
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.
Simulation Analysis of A Low-Exergy Decentralised Air-Conditioning System for Hot And Humid Climates: Towards A Pilot Implementation in Singapore | 2015 | English
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.
Analyses on Electric Peak Load Reduction by Solar Electric Powered Room Air Cooling for Apartment Housings in the Mena-Region | 2015 | English
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.
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
Experimental And Numerical Study of An Earth-To-Air Heat Exchanger for Buildings Air Refreshment in Marrakech | 2015 | English
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).
Assessing the Impact of Zoning on the Thermal Comfort Analysis of A Naturally Ventilated House During Early Design | 2015 | English
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.
Performance Verification of the Integrated Optical Air Duct System (Air-Conditioning Duct Performance) | 2015 | English
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
Occupant behavior is a major contributing factor to building energy consumption.
Dynamic Bayesian Networks to Simulate Occupant Behaviours in Office Buildings Related to Indoor Air Quality | 2015 | English
Analysis of Factors Influencing Occupant Window Opening Behaviour in An Office Building in Beijing, China | 2015 | English
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.
Impact of Heat Pumps And Predictive Control on Residential Energy Use, Load And Grid Interaction: A Canadian Perspective | 2015 | English
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.
Genetic Optimisation of Indoor Environmental Parameters for Energy Use And Comfort – A Case Study for Cool-Humid Climate | 2015 | English
An office building was designed and built according to state-of-the-art design and energy management principles in 2008.
Ventilative Cooling Control Strategies Applied to Passive House in Order to Avoid Indoor Overheating | 2015 | English
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.
Double Service Air-To-Water Heat Pump Performances: How Do Control Parameters Influence Electricity Consumption And Thermal Comfort? | 2015 | English
In Europe, the increasingly restricting environmental regulations push the residential building sector to replace pollutant fossil fuel boilers with more environmentally friendly technologies.
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.
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.
Optimisation of Supply Air Temperature Control for VAV Systems in Temperate Australia | 2015 | English
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%.