Proceedings of Building Simulation 2017: 15th Conference of IBPSA

BS 2017 San Francisco, USA August 7-9, 2017

Publication Information

  • Editors: Charles S. Barnaby and Michael Wetter
  • ISBN: 978-1-7750520-0-5
  • ISSN: 2522-2708

List of topics


Computational Design Support for Double-skin Facades with Concomitant Acoustical Protection and Natural Ventilation Capability
Ardeshir Mahdavi, Josef Lechleitner, Egzon Bajraktari
Effect of Climate Change on Building Performance: the Role of Ventilative Cooling
Maurizio Cellura, Francesco Guarino, Sonia Longo, Marina Mistretta, Giovanni Tumminia
CFD Assessment of Thermal Comfort and Indoor Air Quality Using Ductless Personalized Ventilation
Hayder Alsaad, Conrad Voelker
High-Resolution Analysis for the Development of TABS in Lightweight Structures
G.P. Lydon, I. Hischier, J. Hofer, A. Schlueter.
Evaluation of Thermal Comfort in Naturally Ventilated School Classrooms during the Heating Season using CFD
Charalampos Angelopoulos, Malcolm J. Cook, Christopher R. Iddon and Stephen M. Porritt
Annual Characteristics of a Passive Stack Ventilation System with Mechanically Controlled Air Supply Openings
Motoya Hayashi
Fundamental Study of Coupling Methods between Energy Simulation and CFD
Tatsuhiro Yamamoto, Akihito Ozaki, Myongyang Lee-Hideki Kusumoto
A Comparison of Methods for Evaluating Ventilation Cooling Potential Building Program Based Climate Analysis for Early Design Decisions
Alpha Yacob Arsano and Christoph Reinhart
Design of Stadia for Hot Climates: A CFD and Wind Tunnel Analysis of the Wind Flow over a Saddle-Shaped Roof
Rubina Ramponi, Paul Lynch, Giulia Matteoni, Mutlu Ucuncu, Steve Walker
Validation of Grasshopper-based Fast Fluid Dynamics for Air Flow around Buildings in Early Design Stage
Christoph Waibel, Lukas Bystricky, Aytaç Kubilay, Ralph Evins, Jan Carmeliet
Predicting the Effectiveness of Wind-Driven Natural Ventilation Strategy for Interactive Building Design
Nari Yoon, Ali Malkawi
Evaluation of Impact of Turbulence Model Choices in CFD for Cp-Values used in Airflow Networks
Junji Yi, Andrea Frisque, Kendal Bushe
Prediction of Wind Pressure Coefficients in Building Energy Simulation using Machine Learning
Ioanna Vrachimi, Ana Paula Melo, Daniel Cóstola
Experimental and Simulation Study to Improve Operation of a Hybrid Ventilation System in an Institutional Building
Charalampos Vallianos, Sophie Yuan, Andreas Athienitis, Jiwu Rao
The Calibration Process for a CFD Simulated Model of a Naturally Ventilated Auditorium
Julia Thompson, Dr Michael Donn, Dr George Baird

Best Practices

Simulation-based Comparison of Robustness Assessment Methods to Identify Robust Low-energy Building Designs
Rajesh Kotireddy, Pieter-Jan Hoes, Jan. L. M. Hensen
Bridging the Environmental and Energy Performance Gap in Buildings Through Simulation, Measurement and Data Analysis
Matthew Horrigan, Edward Murphy and James O'Donnell
Load Calculation and Energy Simulation: The Link between Design and Operation for Building Design
and operation for building design PC Thomas, GS Rao, Justin Wong


Automated Building Data Exchange between BIM and BPS Supporting Building Environmental Assessment Methods (BEAM)
Danny Alfredo Lobos Calquin
Estimating the Indoor Thermal Comfort Deficit in the Social Housing Built in Ecuador by Integrating Building Information Modelling and Geographical Information Systems
Andre´s Gallardo, Geovanna Villacreses, Manuel Almaguer, Andrea Lobato-Cordero, Mart´ın Cordovez
Towards an IFC-Modelica Tool Facilitating Model Complexity Selection for Building Energy Simulation
Glenn Reynders, Ando Andriamamonjy, Ralf Klein, Dirk Saelens

Building Physics

Numerical Analysis of the Impact of Thermal Inertia from the Furniture / Indoor Content and Phase Change Materials on the Building Energy Flexibility
Hicham Johra, Per Kvols Heiselberg, Jérôme Le Dréau
Thermally Activated Wall System with Latent Heat Thermal Energy Storage – Comparison of 1D and 3D Model
Pavel Charvat, Lubomir Klimes, Milan Ostry
Estimating the Untapped Cooling Power of Green Walls as Evaporative Coolers for Buildings
Arta Yazdanseta, Leslie Norford
Modelling Indoor Environmental Quality in Low Energy Housing
Maria del Carmen Bocanegra-Yanez, Paul Strachan, Chris Morgan, Tim Sharpe
Mould Growth Assessment of Internally Insulated Advanced Envelopes: A Parametric Study and the Notion of the Multi-variable Design-assessment Charts
Mohamad Ibrahim, Marina Stipetic, Etienne Wurtz, Jürgen Frick
Real-Time Assessment of Human Thermal Comfort Using Image Recognition in Conjunction with a Detailed Numerical Human Model
Henning Metzmacher, Daniel Wo¨lki, Carolin Schmidt, Je´roˆme Frisch, Christoph van Treeck
Investigating the Impact of Earth Tubes in an Earthship
Veronica Soebarto, Terence Williamson, Martin Freney
PCM (Phase Change Material) Optimization Modeling for Passive Cooling in South Texas
Bronson Ferster, Hui Shen, Joseph D. Rendall
Energy Analysis of Phase Change Wall Integrated with Night Ventilation in Western China
Yan Liua, Jiang Liua, Liu Yanga, Liqiang Houa, Yuhao Qiaoa, Mengyuan Wanga
Prediciting the Effects of Thermal Mass in it Suites using Computational Fluid Dynamics
Joshua Tolley, Malcolm Cook
Effect of Environment on the Selection of Phase Change Materials for Building Wallboards using Multi-criteria Decision Methods and Building Energy Simulations
David Beltran, Javier Martínez-Gómez, Andrea Lobato-Cordero
Analysis of the Hygrothermal Environment in High-insulation Houses Using Stand-type Radiation Panel System
Lee Myonghyang, Akihito Ozaki, Yosuke Chiba, and Tadasu Ohishi
The Role of Fabric Performance in the Seasonal Overheating of Dwellings
Konstantinos Mourkos, Eirini Mantesi, Christina J. Hopfe, Malcolm Cook, Jacqueline Glass-
Dynamic-physical Model to Predict the Performance of a Solar Chimney in a Warm-humid Climate with Different Absorbent Materials
Luis Godoy-Vaca, Manuel Almaguer, Juan Kastillo, Javier Martínez, Andrea Lobato-Cordero
Identifying a Suitable Climate File for the Moisture Risk Assessment of Internally Insulated Walls Exposed to Solar-Driven Vapour Diffusion
Valentina Marincioni, Hector Altamirano-Medina
A Strategy for Modelling Typical Indoor Climates in Historic Buildings: Moisture Buffering of Massive Walls and Stratification by Heating
De Backer Lien, Laverge Jelle, Janssens Arnold, De Paepe Michel
Evaluating the Thermal Performance of Mass Walls Compared to Wood-Framed and Steel-Framed Walls in Residential Buildings using EnergyPlus
Vrushali Mendon, Reid Hart, Martha VanGeem
Investigating the Use of Earth Tubes for Passive Cooling and Ventilation through Thermal Modelling
Michael Morley
Numerical Investigation of the Hygrothermal Behaviour of a Hemp-Concrete Room: Hysteresis Effect of the Sorption Isotherm and its Temperature Dependency
Georges Costantine, Chadi Maalouf, Elias Kinab, Guillaume Polidori
Trombe Wall Nodal Temperature Evaluations with Energy Plus Finite Difference Algorithm and Comparison with Monitored Values
M. Ozdenefe, M. Rezaei, and U. Atikol

Building Stock

Extending No-MASS: Multi-Agent Stochastic Simulation for Demand Response of Residential Appliances
A. Sancho-Toma´s, J. Chapman, M. Sumner, D. Robinson
City-Scale Building Retrofit Analysis: A Case Study using CityBES
Yixing Chen, Tianzhen Hong, Mary Ann Piette
The Socio-Economics and Energy Demand – United Kingdom Model (SEED-UK) Understanding the Dynamics, Diversity and Socio-Economics of the UK Domestic Stock
Trevor Sweetnam, Catalina Spataru, Mark Barrett
Bottom-up Modeling of Residential Heating Systems for Demand Side Management in District Energy System Analysis and Distribution Grid Planning
Michael Kramer, Akhila Jambagi, Vicky Cheng
Flexible Building Stock Modelling with Array-programming
Morten Brøgger, Kim B. Wittchen
Platform for Dynamic National Housing Stock Simulation to Evaluate Decarbonisation Scenarios
Gustavo Sousa, Benjamin Jones, Parham A. Mirzaei, Darren Robinson
Using Evolutionary Algorithms to Design Energy Supply Systems for a Changing Building Stock
Michael Mans, Peter Remmen, Anna Scholl, Marcus Fuchs and Dirk Mu¨ller
Inverse and forward modeling of New York City public buildings for refurbishment strategies
Jürgen Schumacher, Ursula Eicker, Johannes Weigl, Mario Orth, Michael Bobker, Honey Berk
Big-data Analysis on Energy Consumption of Office Buildings in Seoul, Korea
Ki Uhn Ahn, Han Sol Shin, Cheol Soo Park, Kwang Woo Kim
A Method to Support Multi-Criteria Decision Making for Building Systems Update at Urban Scale
Kristina Orehounig, Jonas Landolt, Georgios Mavromatidis, Akomeno Omu, Danhong Wang, Raphael Wu
Power-to-gas for Decentralized Energy Systems: Development of an Energy Hub Model for Hydrogen Storage
Portia Murray, Akomeno Omu, Jan Carmeliet
Thermal and Economic Efficiency of Progressive Retrofit Strategies for School Buildings by a Statistical Analysis based Tool
Lavinia Chiara Tagliabue, Andrea Giovanni Mainini, Fulvio Re Cecconi, Sebastiano Maltese, Enrico De Angelis, Andrea Zani
Local Energy Mapping for Urban Energy Retrofits
Rajat Gupta and Matt Gregg
Sensitivity of Low-Voltage Grid Impact Indicators to Modeling Assumptions and Boundary Conditions in Residential District Energy Modeling
Christina Protopapadaki, Dirk Saelens
Development of Energy Simulation Models from Smart Meter Data using Inverse Modelling and Genetic Algorithms
Daniel Costola, Ana Paula Melo and Loïc Jacob
Evaluation of the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Effect in the Japanese Residential Sector Considering the Characteristics of Regions and Households
Takashi momonoki, Ayako Taniguchi-Matsuoka, Yohei Yamaguchi, Yoshiyuki Shimoda
Development of Reference Building Energy Models for South Korea
Deuk Woo Kim, Yu Min Kim, Sang Hoon Lee, Won Young Park, Young Jin Bok, Sung Kyun Ha, Seung Eon Lee


Calibration of a BES Model of an Educational Building with Demand Controlled Ventilation
Bart Merema, Muhannad Delwati, Maarten Sourbron, Hilde Breesch
A Functional Principal Components Model for Internal Loads in Building Energy Simulation
Rebecca Ward, Ruchi Choudhary, Yeonsook Heo, John Aston
Predictive Models of Electrical Energy Use in Office Buildings Due to Plug Loads
Ardeshir Mahdavi, Farhang Tahmasebi
Leveraging Zone Air Temperature Data to Improve Physics-Based Energy Simulation of Existing Buildings
Sang Hoon Lee, Tianzhen Hong
CALIBRO: an R Package for the Automatic Calibration of Building Energy Simulation Models
Filippo Monari, Paul Strachan
Model Tuning Approach for Energy Management of Office and Apartment Settings
Lisa Scanu, Stephane Ploix, Pierre Bernaud, Etienne Wurtz
Simulation-Based Occupancy Estimation in Office Buildings Using CO2 Sensors
Filip Jorissen, Wim Boydens, Lieve Helsen
Efficiency and Reliability of Bayesian Calibration of Energy Supply System Models
Kathrin Menberg, Yeonsook Heo, Ruchi Choudhary
A Comparison of MCMC Algorithms for the Bayesian Calibration of Building Energy Models for Building Simulation 2017 Conference
Adrian Chong, Khee Poh Lam
Inverse Modeling of Portfolio Energy Data for Effective Use with Energy Managers
Honey Berk, Marco Ascazubi, Michael Bobker
Prediction of Residential Building Demand Response Potential Using Data-Driven Techniques
Dimitrios-Stavros Kapetanakis, Olivier Neu, Donal P. Finn
Mapping Comfort with the SMART (Spherical Motion Average Radiant Temperature) Sensor
Eric Teitelbaum, Hongshan Guo, Jake Read, Forrest Meggers
A Calibration Process Focused on Predicting Both Energy Performance and Indoor Thermal Conditions
Saman Mostafavi, Benjamin Futrell, Robert W. Cox


Combined Fire Safety and Comfort Study Using Moment Independent and Variance Based Method
Karim Khan Juhoor, Maxime Boulinguez, Alain Bastide
Development of an Information Delivery Manual for Early Stage BIM-based Energy Performance Assessment and Code Compliance as a Part of DGNB Pre-Certification
Ekaterina Petrova, Iva Romanska, Martin Stamenov, Kjeld Svidt, Rasmus Lund Jensen
Reference Building Approach Combined With Dynamic Simulation in Designing nZEBs
Domenico Dirutigliano, Ilaria Ballarini, Giovanni Murano, Vincenzo Corrado
Streamlining Code Compliance through a Fixed Baseline Approach and Automated Baseline Model Generation
Supriya Goel, Michael Rosenberg, Bing Liu, Charles Eley
Developing an OpenStudio Script for Simpler Compliance Validation for the Energy Conservation Code for Buildings in Mexico
Mauro Contreras-Luzanilla, Fátima Chavarría
Development of Automated Procedures to Generate Reference Building Models for ASHRAE Standard 90.1 and India’s Building Energy Code and Implementation in OpenStudio
Andrew Parker, Philip Haves, Subhash Jegi, Vishal Garg, Baptiste Ravache


Forecasting of Cooling Coil Load using On-Site Forecasts of Outdoor Air Conditions versus Forecasts from Closest Airport
Mathieu Le Cam, Radu Zmeureanu, Ahmed Daoud, Andreas K. Athienitis
Generalization Approach for Models of Thermal Buffer Storages in Predictive Control Strategies
Julian Buderus, Arno Dentel
Building Energy Simulation Coupled With Real Data For Enhanced Monitoring Analysis
Patrick Béguery, Melec Petit-Pierre, Henri Obara, Romain Brunet, Sophie Marat, Max Boegli
Simulation-Based Monitoring Analysis of Air-Source Domestic Hot Water Heat Pumps
Caroline Lorz, Romana Markovic, Je´roˆme Frisch, Christoph van Treeck
A Tool for Evaluating the Performance of Simplified Models for Predictive Control Applications
Trent Hilliard, Lukas Swan
The Effect of Zone Level Occupancy Characteristics on Adaptive Controls
H. Burak Gunay, William O'Brien, Ian Beausoleil-Morrison, Weiming Shen, Guy Newsham, Iain Macdonald
Towards a Semantically-enabled Control Strategy for Building Simulations: Integration of Semantic Technologies and Model Predictive Control
Delgoshaei P., Austin M.A., Pertzborn A.J., Heidarinejad M., Chandan V.
Implementation and Demonstration of a Building Simulation Based Testbed for Assessment of Data Centre Multi-domain Control Strategies
Vojtěch Zavřel, J. Ignacio Torrens, Jan L.M. Hensen
MPCPy: an Open-Source Software Platform for Model Predictive Control in Buildings
David H. Blumand Michael Wetter
An Open Source Smart Building Energy Management Platform Through Volttron
Amin Mirakhorli, Bing Dong
Evaluation of Machine Learning Algorithms for Demand Response Potential Forecasting
Dimitrios-Stavros Kapetanakis, Despoina Christantoni, Eleni Mangina, Donal P. Finn
Coupling of Building Data Analysis and Building Simulation – Case Study in Large-scale Complex Building
Yoshiyuki Shimoda, Kazuki Mitamura, Yuki Mataga, Koki Oshima, Hiromasa Tanaka, Shingo Tanabe
Control Strategies for Building Energy Systems to Unlock Demand Side Flexibility – A Review
John Clauß-, Christian Finck, Pierre Vogler-Finck, Paul Beagon
Virtual Testbed on Evaluating Automated Fault Detection and Diagnostic (AFDD) Algorithms for Common Faults of a Single Duct VAV System
Liping Wang, Majid Karami
Co-Simulation and Validation of Advanced Building Controls with VOLTTRONTM and EnergyPlusTM
Charles D. Corbin, Draguna Vrabie, Srinivas Katipamula
Impact of Different Short-term Thermal Energy Storage Strategies on the Performance of an Inverter Controlled Air-to-Water Heat Pump(IATWHP) in Residential Buildings in Belgium.
Hugo Monteyne, Wim Beyne, Bernd Ameel, Michel De Paepe
Automated Commissioning of Buildings Heating Systems by Numerical Model Calibration
Wilfried Thomaré, Simon Rouchier, Monika Woloszyn, Eric François


A Framework to Support the Development of Manually Adjustable Light Shelves
Shamim Javed, Georg Reichard
A New Framework for Residential Daylight Performance Evaluation
Timur Dogan, Ye Chan Park
Air Pollution and Daylight Availability in the Urban Area: Dynamic Simulation in an Openplan Office in London
Jiangtao Du
Speedup Potential of Climate-Based Daylight Modelling on GPUs
Nathaniel L Jones and Christoph F Reinhart
Analysis of Worldwide Performance of Façade Systems
Matthias Werner, Rainer Pfluger, David Geisler-Moroder, Wolfgang Feist
Inter-Model Comparison of Five Climate-Based Daylight Modelling Techniques: Redirecting Glazing/Shading Systems
Eleonora Brembilla∗, Doris A Chi Pool, Christina J Hopfe, John Mardaljevic
An Embedded System for Quasi Real-time Lighting Computation based on Sky Monitoring
Yujie Wu, Je´roˆme Henri Ka¨mpf, Jean-Louis Scartezzini
Fast and Robust External Solar Shading Calculations using the Pixel Counting Algorithm with Transparency
Joel Hoover, Timur Dogan
Comparison of Different Glare Indices through Metrics for Long Term and Zonal Visual Comfort Assessment
Anna Maria Atzeri, Francesca Cappelletti, Andrea Gasparella
Modelling and Simulation of Lighting Use Patterns in Office Spaces
Sara Gilani, William O'Brien
Using HDR Sky Luminance Maps to Improve Accuracy of Virtual Work Plane Illuminance Sensors
Christian Humann, Andrew McNeil
Validation of the Five-Phase Method for Simulating Complex Fenestration Systems with Radiance against Field Measurements
David Geisler-Moroder, Eleanor S. Lee, Gregory J. Ward
Evaluating Daylight Glare and Identifying Its Dominant Cause in Computer-Based Office Task Environment
Jae Yong Suk
Random Forests and Artificial Neural Network for Predicting Daylight Illuminance and Energy Consumption
Muhammad Waseem Ahmad, Jean-Laurent Hippolyte-Monjur Mourshed, Yacine Rezgui BRE Centre for Sustainable Engineering, School of Engineering, Cardiff University, CF AA
The Potential of Artificial Neural Networks to Model Daylight Harvesting in Buildings Located in Different Climate Zones
Raphaela Walger da Fonseca
Simulating Circadian Light: Multi-Dimensional Illuminance Analysis
Phillip H. Ewing, John Haymaker, Eve A. Edelstein
Metamodel-based Dynamic Daylighting Simulation
Dan Hou, Gang Liu, Qi Zhang, Lan Wang
Parametric Study of Window Attachment Impacts on Building Heating/Cooling Energy Consumption
Jinqing Peng, Jacob Jonsson, Robert Hart, Dragan C. Curcija, Stephen E. Selkowitz
Veiled Facades: Impacts of Patterned-Mass Shades on Building Energy Savings, Daylighting Autonomy, and Glare Management in Three Different Climate Zones
Ihab M.K. Elzeyadi, Ayesha Batool


Planning Guidelines and Product Development for Air Supply Distribution using Active Overflow Elements in Apartment Buildings
Elisabeth Sibille, Fabian Ochs, Rainer Pfluger
Impact of Building Design Parameters on Thermal Energy Flexibility in a Low-Energy Building
Lucile Sarran, Kyriaki Foteinaki, Panagiota Gianniou, Carsten Rode
Analysis on the Influence of Residential Buildings Layout Design on the Heating Energy Consumption in Lhasa
Simulation in Support of Zero Net Energy and Resilient Design
Ibone Santiago Trojaola, Nathan Brown, Santosh Philip, Susan Ubbelohde and George Loisos
Analysis of Energy Savings and Peak Demand Reduction from Control Measures for Grocery Stores
Weimin Wang, Yulong Xie, Nick Fernandez, Srinivas Katipamula
Analysis of Architectural Façade Elements in Tropical Climates for Daylight, Thermal Comfort and Passive Climatization
Elizabeth McCormick, J. Alstan Jakubiec, Michael Budig
A Probabilistic Approach toward Building Energy Performance Design: A Case Study of Roof Design with Uncertainty of Weather
Mirata Hosseini, Bruno Lee
Modeling a Building Energy System for Development of Energy Efficient Systems of Shopping Centers
Konstantin Finkbeiner, Paul Mathis, Florian Hintz, Elena Bykhovskaya, Leon Engelmeyer, Leon Engelmeyer, Dirk Bohne, Dirk Mu¨ller

Early Design

Connecting Environmental Performance Analysis to Cash Flow Modeling for Financial Valuation of Buildings in Early Design
Irmak Turan, Andrea Chegut, Christoph Reinhart
A Spatial and Temporal Framework for Analysing Daylight, Comfort, Energy and Beyond in Conceptual Building Design
J. Alstan Jakubiec, Max C. Doelling, Oliver Heckmann


With Regards to Energy Modelling: How does Students’ Knowledge Compare with Industry Expectations?
Luisa Scambia, Dr. Sung-Min Hong
Understanding the Differences of Integrating Building Performance Simulation in the Architectural Education System
Christina J. Hopfe, Veronica Soebarto, Dru Crawley, Rajan Rawal
Teaching Building Simulation to HVAC Engineering Bachelor Students
Gerhard Zweifel


Experimental Validation of Above-Floor Tube-and-Plate Radiant Floor Model
Se´bastien A. Brideau, Ian Beausoleil-Morrison, Michae¨l Kummert
Assessment of an Internal Combustion Engine Micro-CHP Operation for Different Office Buildings Performance Scenarios
Jessica Leo, Romain Bonabe de Rouge, Valentin Gavan, Pascal Stabat, Dominique Marchio
Control Strategies for Geothermal Heat Pump Systems in Combination with Thermal and Electrical Storage Units
Arno Dentel, Christina Betzold
Multi-split Type Gas-Engine-Driven Heat Pump System Model to Estimate Performance in Low Temperature and High Humidity Conditions in Mid-winter
Eisuke Togashi
Multi-objective Sizing Optimization of Borehole Heat Exchangers
Seung-Hoon Park, Byung-Ki Jeon, Yong-Sung Jang, Eui-Jong Kim
A Parametric Study of a Detailed Solar Combi-System Coupled to a Near Zero Energy Building
Jérémy Bois, Laurent Mora, Etienne Wurtz
Inverter-Driven Heat Pumps for Space Heating: Comparisons of Air-to-Water and Air-to-Air Units
Elena Bee, Alessandro Prada, Paolo Baggio
Simple Flexibility Factor to Facilitate the Design of Energy-flex-buildings
Anna Marszal-Pomianowska, Jakob Stoustrup, Joakim Widén, Jérôme Le Dréau
Study on Thermal Load Calculation for Ceiling Radiant Cooling Panel System
Sei Ito, Yasunori Akashi, Jongyeon Lim
Application of Support Vector Machines for Predicting the Performance of Air-Source Domestic Hot Water Heat Pump Systems
Romana Markovic, Caroline Lorz, Je´roˆme Frisch, Christoph van Treeck
The Impact of Electrical Load Shifting Strategies on Storage Capacity and Service Provision of Domestic Hot Water Systems in Residential Buildings
D. Marini, R.A Buswell, C.J Hopfe
A New Control Strategy for High Thermal Mass Radiant Systems
Paul Raftery, Carlos Duarte, Stefano Schiavon, Fred Bauman
The New Variable Refrigerant Flow System Models in EnergyPlus: Development, Implementation and Validation
Tianzhen Hong, Kaiyu Sun, Rongpeng Zhang
A Bottom-up Method to Assess Energy Consumption of Main Departments in Five-star Hotels in China
Meiwei Qi, Yuchen Shi, Xiaofeng Li
Assessing Combined Object and Mutual Shading on the Performance of a Solar Field
Jouri Kanters, Henrik Davidsson
Performance Simulation of a Ground Source Heat Pump System Integrated with Solar Photovoltaic Thermal Collectors for Residential Applications
Lei Xia, Zhenjun Ma, Georgios Kokogiannakis
Performance Maps for the Control of Thermal Energy Storage
Christian Finck
Flexibility Quantification for Building Energy Systems with Heat Pumps
Sebastian Stinner, Kristian Huchtemann, Dirk Mu¨ller
Energy Performance of Membrane Energy Recovery Ventilation in Combination with an Exhaust Air Heat Pump
Fabian Ochs, Martin Hauer, Michele Bianchi Janetti, Siegele Dietmar
Radiant Heat Emission System in a Passive House – Numerical Analysis of Comfort and Energetic Performance
Fabian Ochs, Mara Magni, Michele Bianchi Janetti
The SOLCER Energy Positive House: Whole System Simulation
Phillip Jones, Xiaojun Li, Ester Coma and Jo Patterson
Simplified Models of Fault Effects on Unitary Air-Conditioning Equipment for use in Building Simulation Tools
David P. Yuill and Mehdi Mehrabi
Influences of Hot Water Tank States and the Order of Test Days to Gain the Annual Efficiency of Heat Pump Systems Evaluated Using Modelica
Philipp Mehrfeld, Kristian Huchtemann, Dirk Müller
Sensitive Analysis of Passive Dehumidification System using Solar Heat
Haksung Lee, Akihito Ozaki, Myonghyang Lee
A Method for Automated Generation of HVAC Distribution Subsystems for Building Performance Simulation
Aurelien Bres, Florian Judex, Georg Suter, Pieter de Wilde
Energy Efficiency of Hydronic Space-Heating Distribution Systems in Super-Insulated Residential Buildings
Laurent Georges, Tomasz Iwanek, Martin Thalfeldt
Comparison of Three Random Forest Models of a Chiller System
Han Sol Shin, Cheol Soo Park
Exergy Analysis of a Ground-Source Heat Pump System
Kathrin Menberg, Yeonsook Heo, Wonjun Choi, Ryozo Ooka, Ruchi Choudhary, Masanori Shukuya
Solving the Thermal Comfort Challenges in a New-type Office Building – Case Study
E. NemethovaM. Krajcik, W. Stutterecker
Model-Based Control of a Hydronic Radiant Slab for Peak Load Reduction
Vasken Dermardiros, Charalampos Vallianos, Andreas K. Athienitis, Scott Bucking
Simulation and Optimization of Integrated Air-Conditioning and Ventilation Systems
Christopher R. Laughman, Hongtao Qiao, Scott A. Bortoff, Daniel J. Burns
Comparison of Pipe Models to Simulate Legionella Concentration in Domestic Hot Water
Van Kenhove Elisa-, Janssens Arnold, Laverge Jelle
Development of a Statistical Model for the Prediction of Overheating in UK Homes Using Descriptive Time Series Analysis
Argyris Oraiopoulos (1, Tom Kane (1, Steven K Firth (1, Kevin J Lomas (1
Energetic Analysis of the Coupling Between a CHP Production and a Semi- Stationary Electrical Storage System (Electrical Vehicle) Shared with a Residential Building
Jean-Baptiste Bouvenot, Monica Siroux, Benjamin Latour
Predictive Setpoint Optimization of a Commercial Building Subject to a Winter Demand Penalty Affecting 12 Months of Utility Bills
Jennifer Date, José A. Candanedo, Andreas K. Athienitis, Karine Lavigne
Liquid Desiccant Latent Load Handling Simulation for Building HVAC Applications with a DOAS Module
Forrest Meggers, Eric Teitelbaum, Jovan Pantelic, Adam Rysanek, Hongshan Guo
Power Performance Assessment of Building Energy Systems
Atefe Makhmalbaf, Godfried Augenbroe
Preventive Maintenance of Centralized HVAC Systems: Use of Acoustic Sensors, Feature Extraction, and Unsupervised Learning
Ravi Srinivasan, Md Tamzeed Islam, Bashima Islam, Zeyu Wang, Tamim Sookoor, Omprakash Gnawali, Shahriar Nirjon
Performance of the Dehumidification Cycle of a 3-Fluid Liquid Desiccant Membrane Air-Conditioning System
Devin Storle, Mohamed R.H. Abdel-Salam, Nader Pourmahmoud, Carey J. Simonson
Analysis of Radiant Cooling System Integrated with Cooling Tower for Composite Climatic Conditions
Prateek Srivastava -Yasin Khan, Jyotirmay Mathur, Mahabir Bhandari
Cooling Load Calculations of Radiant and All-Air Systems for Commercial Buildings
Eleftherios Bourdakis, Fred Bauman, Stefano Schiavon, Paul Raftery, Bjarne W. Olesen
Useful Energy Transfer in Air-to-air Heat Recovery Units in Partly Heated Low Energy Buildings
Willem Faes
Depletion and Regeneration Behaviour of a Large Solar-Assisted Ground Source Heat Pump System (SAGSHP) for 156 Units Multi-Dwelling.
Hugo Monteyne, Marija Lazova, Özer Bağci, Filip Luyckx, Michel De Paepe
Performance Evaluation of Personalized Radiant Conditioning System for Cooling Mode
Ravi Garg


Sequential Monte Carlo for States and Parameters Estimation in Dynamic Thermal Models
Loïc RAILLON, Christian GHIAUS
Energy Performance Contracting Methodology Based upon Simulation And Measurement
Simon Ligier, Maxime Robillart, Patrick Schalbart, Bruno Peuportier
Component-Based Machine Learning Modelling Approach for Design Stage Building Energy Prediction: Weather Conditions and Size
Sundaravelpandian Singaravel, Philipp Geyer, Johan Suykens
Changing the Culture of Building Simulation with Emergent Modelling
Ljubomir Jankovic
Carbon Monoxide Dispersion in Enclosed Car Parks: Pollutant Source Modelling Methods
Jason Gaekwad
Opening the black box: Enhancing Community Design and Decision Making Processes with Building Performance Simulation
Christina J Hopfe, Robert S McLeod, Toby Rollason
The Concept of Building Performance in Building Performance Simulation – a Critical Review
Pieter de Wilde
Building Simulation 2017: “Comparison of Chosen Measures based on Performance Simulations using Low Order Models Parametrized by Archetype Buildings and Detailed Building Models in IDA ICE”
M. - A. Brüntjen, C. Fliegner, D. Koschwitz, Dr.-Ing. J. Frisch, Prof. Dr.-Ing. C. van Treeck
Semantics for Assembling Modular Network Topologies in FMI-Based Building Performance Simulation
Matthias Mitterhofer, Georg Ferdinand Schneider, Sebastian Stratbu¨cker, Simone Steiger
A Study of the Effect of Model Resolution in Analysis of Building Thermal Dynamics
Ali Saberi Derakhtenjani, Andreas K. Athienitis
Goal-oriented Updating Technique Applied to Building Thermal Model
Zohra Djatouti, Julien Waeytens, Ludovic Chamoin, Patrice Chatellier
Sensitivity Analysis of Visual and Thermal Parameters for Energy Savings: Combining Illuminance and Temperature Set-Points for Possible Trade-Offs
Giorgia Chinazzo, Mathieu Plourde, Joshua Pereira, Jan Wienold, Marilyne Andersen
Scaling Methods for Dynamic Building System Simulation in an HVACSIM+ Environment
Zhelun Chen, Jin Wen, Anthony Kearsley, Amanda Pertzborn
Transfer Operator Based Approach for Optimal Sensor Placement Under Uncertain Operating Conditions
Himanshu Sharma, Anthony D. Fontanini, Umesh Vaidya-Baskar Ganapathysubramanian


The Influence of the Variation in Occupancy Patterns on Domestic Energy Simulation Prediction: A Case Study in Shanghai
Guangying Ren, Minna Sunikka-Blank, Xingxing Zhang
Consideration of Inhabitants’ Diversity in Building Performance Simulation: Does It Matter?
Mahnameh Taheri, Farhang Tahmasebi, Ardeshir Mahdavi
Multi-agent Stochastic Simulation of Occupants for Building Simulation
Jacob Chapman , Peer-Olaf Siebers, Darren Robinson
Towards Better Buildings Performance Estimations?A Framework for Integrating Dynamic Occupant Behaviour in Dynamic Buildings Simulation Tools
Alaa Alfakara, Ben Corxford
Monitoring And Stimulating Energy Behavioural Change in University Buildings Towards Post Carbon Cities
Valentina Fabi, Verena M. Barthelmes, Yeonsook Heo, Stefano P. Corgnati-
Human Behavior and Energy Consumption in Buildings: An Integrated Agent-Based Modeling and Building Performance Simulation Framework
Elie Azar, Sokratis Papadopoulos
A Simulation Framework for Quantifying the Influence of Occupant Behavior on Savings of Energy Efficiency Measures
Kaiyu Sun, Tianzhen Hong, Ji-Hyun Kim
Analysis on the Actual Cooling Effect of the Standing Fan: A Comparative Study of Heat Loss and Thermal Comfort for Body Segments
Sun-Hye Mun, Yeon-Jung Kim, Jung-Ho Huh
A Field Study of Thermal Comfort in Open-plan Office Buildings during Transition Seasons in Harbin
Yunsong Han, Huixuan Sun, Cheng Sun
Towards a Comprehensive Tool to Model Occupant Behaviour for Dwellings that Combines Domestic Hot Water Use with Active Occupancy
Jean Rouleau, Alfonso Ramallo-González, Louis Gosselin
Implementing Occupant Behaviour in the Simulation of Building Energy Performance and Energy Flexibility: Development of Co-Simulation Framework and Case Study
Rongling Li, Feng Wei, Yang Zhao, Wim Zeiler
Development of Realistic Water Draw Profiles for California Residential Water Heating Energy Estimation
Neal Kruis, Bruce Wilcox, Jim Lutz, Chip Barnaby
Investigation of a Short-term Prediction Method of Occupancy Presence in Residential Buildings
Zhaoxuan Li, and Bing Dong
Water Use Behavior in Single-Family Homes: A Case Study in Texas
Peng Xue, Tianzhen Hong, Bing Dong
Simulation Assisted Monitoring of a Multi-Family House – a Renovation Case Study
Dietmar Siegele, Georgios Dermentzis, Eleonora Leonardi, Fabian Ochs, Aleksandra Ksiezykl
Air Conditioning Usage and Environmental Control Behaviour in Residential Contexts
Jungsoo Kim, Richard de Dear, Thomas Parkinson, Christhina Candido
Modelling Household Occupancy Profiles using Data Mining Clustering Techniques on Time Use Data
Giuseppina Buttitta, Olivier Neu, Will Turner, Donal Finn
Simulating the Behavior of Building Occupants using Multi-agent Narratives: A Preliminary Study in a Generic Hospital Ward
Davide Schaumann, Simon Breslav, Rhys Goldstein, Azam Khan, Yehuda E. Kalay
Application of Dynamic Numerical Simulation to Investigate the Effects of Occupant Behaviour Changes in Retrofitted Buildings
Vincenzo Corrado, Ilaria Ballarini, Simona Paduos, Elisa Primo, Francesco Madonna
Usefulness of the obFMU Module Examined through a Review of Occupant Modelling Functionality in Building Performance Simulation Programs
Andrew Cowie
Surrogate Models to Cope With Users’ Behaviour in School Building Energy Performance Calculation
Fulvio Re Cecconi, Massimiliano Manfren, Lavinia Chiara Tagliabue, Giorgia Marenzi, Enrico De Angelis, Angelo Luigi Camillo Ciribini, Andrea Zani
Introducing and Testing a Strategy for Fit-for-Purpose Occupant Behavior Modeling in a Simulation-Aided Building Design Process
Isabella Gaetani
Integrated Occupant Motion Sensing with Real-Time CFD Simulation as a Design Assessment Tool
Aman Singhvi, Nada Tarkhan-
An Agent-Based Model Approach for Simulating Interactions between Occupants and Building Systems
Mengda Jia, Ravi Srinivasan, Robert Ries, Gnana Bharathy, Barry Silverman, Nathan Weyer
Improved Occupancy Detection Accuracy using PIR and Door Sensors for a Smart Thermostat
Sun Ho Kim, Hyeun Jun Moon, Young Ran Yoon


Intelligent Scheduling of a Grid-Connected Heat Pump in a Danish Detached House
Panagiota Gianniou, Kyriaki Foteinaki, Alfred Heller, Carsten Rode
Operating Performance Simulation of Auto-tuning Feed-forward in Temperature Control of Hydronic Heating System in Residential Building
Yoshitaka Uno
On the Optimization of the Air Source Heat Pump Integration in High Performance Buildings
Alessandro Prada, Elena Bee, Andrea Gasparella, Paolo Baggio
Using Kriging Regression to Improve the Stability and Diversity in NSGA-II
Michael Wood and Matthew Eames
Artlight 2.0 – a Runtime Optimized Algorithm for Coupled Thermal and Daylight Simulation with TRNSYS and RADIANCE
Martin Hauer, David Geisler-Moroder
Integrated Building Performance Optimisation: Coupling Parametric Thermal Simulation Optimisation and Generative Spatial Design Programming
Yair Schwartz, Rokia Raslan, Ivan Korolija, Dejan Mumovic
Using an Adaptive Meta-Model Evolutionary Algorithm for Mixed-Integer Type Building Design Optimization for Building Simulation 2017 Conference
Weili Xu, Khee Poh Lam, Omer T. Karaguzel
Towards Better Indoor Air Quality and Energy Efficiency by Using an Optimal Mechanical Ventilation Strategy
Aurélie Foucquier, Franck Alessi, Pierre Bernaud, Arnaud Jay, Etienne Wurtz
Whole-Building Simulation of Hybrid Ventilation based on Full-scale Measurements in an Institutional High-rise Building for Predictive Control
Jun Cheng, Dahai Qi, Liangzhu Wang, Andreas Athienitis
Optimization Algorithms Supporting the Cost-Optimal Analysis: the Behavior of PSO
Maria Ferrara, Fabrizio Dabbene, Enrico Fabrizio
Multi-Objective Optimisation In Early Stage Design. Case Study: Northampton University Creative Hub Building
David Roderick Polson, Evan Zacharis, Oliver Lawrie, Dora Vagiou
Optimizing Economizer Operation by Virtual Commissioning through Remote Co-Simulation
Damon Woods
Robust Building Scheme Design Optimization for Uncertain Performance Prediction
Elli Nikolaidou, Jonathan Wright, Christina J. Hopfe
Occupant-Aware Energy Management: Simulated Energy Savings Achievable Using Learned Cooling Temperature Set-points Over a Range of Climates and Cooling System Designs
Leluo Zhang, Murali Annavaram, Kyle Konis
A Modified Genetic Optimization Algorithm Using Ancestor Path Extrapolation
Aaron Powers
JEA, An Interactive Optimisation Engine for Building Energy Performance Simulation
Yi Zhang
Simulation-based Optimization of Energy Consumption and Discomfort in Multi-Occupied Offices Considering Occupants Locations and Preferences
Shide Salimi, Zheng Liu, Amin Hammad
Energy Savings Analysis of a Greenhouse Heated by Waste Heat
ed by Waste Heat Yara Thomas, Liping Wang, Anthony Denzer
Building Geometry Optimization with Integrated Daylighting and Energy Simulation
Yuan Fang, Soolyeon Cho
Model Driven Engineering Methods for Integrated Building Performance Optimization
Sebastian Stratbücker, Sicheng Zhu, Matthias Mitterhofer
Meta-Optimization and Scattering Parameters Analysis for Improving On Site Building Model Identification for Optimal Operation
Quan Nguyen-Hong


Forecasting Building Energy Demand under Uncertainty Using Gaussian Process Regression: Feature Selection, Baseline Prediction, Parametric Analysis and a Web-based Tool
Bin Yan, Xiwang Li, Wenbo Shi, Xuan Zhang, Ali Malkawi
Semantic Building Systems Modeling for Advanced Data Analytics for Energy Efficiency
Filip Petrushevski, Stefan Gaida, Barbara Beigelböck, Milos Sipetic-Gerhard Zucker, Christian Schiefer, Daniel Schachinger, Wolfgang Kastner
Geothermal Information System for Potential Studies in Subsurface Soil Layers
Eric Fichter∗-, Sebastian Weck, Ralf Becker, Jan Derksen, Stephan Du¨ber, Je´roˆme Frisch, Robert Lo¨hring, David Koppmann, Jo¨rg Blankenbach, Christoph van Treeck, Martin Ziegler
Interactive Building Design Space Exploration Using Regionalized Sensitivity Analysis
Torben Østergård, Rasmus Lund Jensen, Steffen Enersen Maagaard
Analysis of Control Strategies for a Novel HVAC System Equipped with a Room-temperature Water Loop
Alessandro Maccarini, Go¨ran Hultmark, Alireza Afshari, Niels C. Bergsøe
Life Cycle Assessment of Buildings and City Quarters Analysing the Influence of Different Climatic Conditions
Ursula Eicker, Hannes Harter, Verena Weiler
Exploring the Commercial Implications of Measurement and Verification Choices in Energy Performance Contracting Using Stochastic Building Simulation
Pamela J Fennell, Paul A Ruyssevelt, Andrew ZP Smith
Gaussian-Process-Based Emulators for Building Performance Simulation
Parag Rastogi-∗∗, Mohammad Emtiyaz Khan, Marilyne Andersen
Development of South Korea’s National Integrated Building Energy Management System for Green Building Policies: Overview and Building Energy Statistics
Younghoon Kwak, Sungeun Shin, Seungyeop Oh, Ohin Kwon, Dongyoung Lee
TRNSYS 18: The Continued Evolution of the Software
Timothy P McDowell, David E Bradley, Marion Hiller, Jochen Lam, Jakob Merk, Werner Keilholz
Simulation-time Reduction Techniques for a Retrofit Planning Tool
Georgios I. Giannakis, Georgios D. Kontes, Ivan Korolija, Dimitrios V. Rovas
Co-Simulation to Bring Advanced Physics to Building Thermal Performance Analysis
Walter Mazuroski, Nathan Mendes, Ricardo C. L. F. Oliveira


Analysis of Heating Load Diversity and Application in a District Heating System
Claudia Weissmann, Patrick Wörner, Tianzhen Hong
Generation and Evaluation of Alternative Urban Densification Scenarios
Milena Vuckovic, Ardeshir Mahdavi, Christian Tauber, Kristina Kiesel-
High-resolution Representations of Internal and External Boundary Conditions in Urban Energy Modelling
Ardeshir Mahdavi, Neda Ghiassi, Milena Vuckovic-
Re-diversification of Predictions of a Reductive Urban Energy Modeling Method
Neda Ghiassi, Ardeshir Mahdavi
Development of a District Modeling Approach for Buildings using 3DEXPERIENCE and Dymola/Modelica Environments
Valentin Gavan, Alain Mouky
A Study on the Multi-Objective Optimisation of District Energy System Performances
Nicolas Perez, Christian Inard, Peter Riederer, Vincent Partenay
Inter-Building Shading Calculations Based on CityGML Geometric Data
G.N. Lilis, G. Giannakis, D.V. Rovas
Predicting the Effect of Changes to the Urban Environment on Future Electrical Demand Using Building Simulation and Archetype Models
Andrew Cowie, Nick Kelly Raheal McGhee, Aizaz Samuel, Ciaran Higgins, Watson Peat
A Novel Occupant-Focused Framework to Test Community-Scale Building Energy Feedback
Elie Azar, Min Lin
Coupling a Reduced Order Building Energy Model to UrbanSim
Ralph T. Muehleisen, Joshua Bergerson
Architectural-Geometrical Simplification for Multi-Zone Building Models for Urban Refurbishment Projects
Alexander Inderfurth, Arda Karasu, Christoph Nytsch-Geusen, Claus Steffan
GIS Data Extraction and Visualization to Support Urban Building Energy Modelling
Daniel Sobieraj, Xavier Mendieta, J.J. McArthur
Implementation of a Calibrated Urban Building Energy Model (UBEM) for the Evaluation of Energy Efficiency Scenarios in a Kuwaiti Residential Neighborhood
Carlos Cerezo Davila, Nathaniel Jones, Adil Al-Mumin, Ali Hajiah, Christoph Reinhart
Generating High Resolution Near-Future Weather Forecasts for Urban Scale Building Performance Modelling
Hu Du, Michael Barclay, Phil Jones
Comparison of Two Simulation Methods for the Technical Feasibility of a District Heating System Using Waste Heat from a Copper Plant with Thermal Storage
Luyi Xu, J. Ignacio Torrens, Jan L. M. Hensen
Wind, Sun, Surface Temperature, and Heat Island: Critical Variables for High-Resolution Outdoor Thermal Comfort
Christopher Mackey, Theodore Galanos, Leslie Norford, Mostapha Sadeghipour Roudsari
Building Simulation 2017: “Determination of Heat Flux Coefficient Inquiry Methods for City District Simulation”
C. Fliegner, M. - A. Brüntjen, Dr.-Ing J. Frisch, Prof. Dr.-Ing C. van Treeck
An Integrated Model for Urban Microclimate and Building Energy in High-Density Cities for Early Stage Design
Jianxiang Huang, Phil Jones, Rong Peng, Xiaojun Li, Shanshan Hou
District Data Management, Modelling and Visualization via Interoperability
Matteo Del Giudice, Anna Osello, Arianna Fonsati, Daniela De Luca, Alberto Musetti, Francesca Marchi, Edoardo Patti, Francesco Brundu, Andrea Acquaviva
Developing an Open Python Library for Urban Design Optimisation – Pyliburo
Kian Wee Chen, Leslie Norford
Bayesian Calibration of Residential Building Clusters using a Single Geometric Building Representation
Martin Heine Kristensen∗, Ruchi Choudhary, Rasmus Høst Pedersen, Steffen Petersen
Model-based Assessment of Cost-effective Retrofit Solutions for a District Heating System Extension
Carine Tran, Luyi Xu, J. Ignacio Torrens Galdiz, Jan L. M. Hensen, Vincent Lemort
Campus Energy Model: Using a Semi-Automated Workflow to Build Spatially Resolved Campus Building Energy Models for Climate Change and Net-Zero Scenario Evaluation
Thomas Suesser, Timur Dogan
Optimizing a Parametric Energy Model for Use in Citywide Residential Overheating Analysis
Seth H. Holmes, Nicholas B. Rajkovich, and Fahed Baker
Urban Scale Energy Demand Modelling of Commercial Building Stock Considering the Variety of HVAC System Configuration
Shun Kimura, Yohei Yamaguchi, Bumjoon Kim, Yusuke Miyachi-
Thinking Local, Acting Global: Urban-scale Energy Modeling for Global Cities Governance
Ursula Eicker, Jürgen Schumacher, Michael Bobker, Honey Berk, Laura Romero Rodríguez, Charles J Vörösmarty
Parametric Study of Urban Microclimate Based on a Coupled Approach for CFD, Radiation, Wind-Driven Rain and Heat and Moisture Transport in Building Materials
Aytaç Kubilay, Dominique Derome, Jan Carmeliet
A Data-Driven Modelling Approach for Large Scale Demand Profiling of Residential Buildings
Giovanni Tardioli, Ruth Kerrigan, Mike Oates, James O'Donnell, Donal Finn
Analysis of the (Urban) Microclimate Effects on the Building Energy Behaviour
Lucie Merlier, Lo¨ıc Frayssinet, Fre´de´ric Kuznik, Gilles Rusaoue¨n, Ke´vyn Johannes, Jean-Luc Hubert, Maya Milliez
Building-Integrated Agriculture (BIA) in Urban Contexts: Testing a Simulation-Based Decision Support Workflow
Khadija Benis, Christoph Reinhart, Paulo Ferrão
Impact of Electricity Price Policies on Optimal District Energy System Design
L. Andrew Bollinger
Complex Large-Scale Heating, Cooling and Power Supply Models – Virtual Renewable Power Plant Simulation with Modelica
Torsten Schwan, René Unger
Automated Design and Model Generation for a District Heating Network from OpenStreetMap Data
Marcus Fuchs, Dirk Mu¨ller
Transpirative Cooling Potential of Vegetation in Urban Environment using Coupled CFD and Leaf Energy Balance Model
Lento Manickathan-∗, Thijs Defraeye, Jonas Allegrini, Dominique Derome, Jan Carmeliet
Assessing Aggregated Impacts of Distributed Energy Resources (DERs): A Building Stock Model Approach
Dimitry Burdjalov, S. Michael Daukoru, Anthony Duer
Combined GIS, CFD and Neural Network Multi-Zone Model for Urban Planning and Building Simulation
Meng Kong, Mingshi Yu, Ning Liu, Peng Gao, Yanzhi Wang, Jianshun Zhang
Wind-driven Rain Impact on Urban Microclimate: Wetting and Drying Processes in Urban Environment
Dominique Derome, Aytaç Kubilay, Jan Carmeliet
Modelling, Simulation and Control of Smart and Connected Communities
Zhaoxuan Li, Ankur Pipri, Bing Dong, Nikolaos Gatsis, Ahmad F. Taha, Nanpeng Yu
Simulation in Support of the Design Process for an Outdoor Space
Santosh Philip, Nathan Brown, George Loisos, Susan Ubbelohde
The Influence of Building Height Variability on Natural Ventilation and Neighbor Buildings in Dense Urban Areas
Jing Li, Michael Donn
A Framework for Outdoor Mean Radiant Temperature Simulation: Towards Spatially Resolved Thermal Comfort Mapping in Urban Spaces
Tarek Rakha, Pouya Zhandand Christoph Reinhart
A ‘Big Data’ Approach to the Application of Building Performance Simulation to Improve the Operational Performance of Large Estates
Joe Clarke, Daniel Costola, Andrew Cowie, Jon Hand, Nick Kelly, Filippo Monari
Urban Energy System Simulation using the Functional Mock-Up Interface
Markus Schumacher, Marcus Fuchs, Dirk Mu¨ller
A Data-Driven and Simulation Approach for Understanding Thermal Performance of Slum Redevelopment in Mumbai, India
Ramit Debnath, Ronita Bardhan, Rishee K Jain
Building Simulation With Local Environmental Conditions: Defects Integration in a Thermal Building Model
Auline Rodler, Sihem Guernouti, Marjorie Musy, Julien Bouyer


Comparison between the Results of Computational Fluid Dynamics Analysis and an Experiment Using Particle Image Velocimetry
Shunsuke Saka, Koji Sakai, Hiroki Ono
Development of Test Procedure for the Evaluation of Building Energy Simulation Tools
Eikichi Ono, Sei Ito, Harunori Yoshida
A Residential Case Study to Validate a New Default Detection Method Based on Discrepancies Between Simulated and Measured Data
Rozenn Josse-Buret, Frederic Wurtz, Philippe Marchal, Etienne Wurtz
Airside HVAC BESTEST: HVAC Air-Distribution System Model Test Cases for ASHRAE Standard 140
J. Neymark
Improving the Energy Performance Contracting Process using Building Performance Simulation: Lessons Learnt from a Post Occupancy Investigation of a Case Study in the UK
Nishesh Jain, Esfand Burman, Dejan Mumovic, Michael Davies, Andrew Tindale
Impact of Weather and Occupancy on Energy Flexibility Potential of a Low-Energy Building
Emanuele Zilio
Verification of a Low Order Building Model for the Modelica Library AixLib using ASHRAE Standard 140
Moritz Lauster, Ana Constantin-
Side-by-Side Tests of a Net-Zero Energy Building
Minjae Shin, Juan-Carlos Baltazar, Jeff Haberl, Edwin Frazier, Bobby Lynn
Modeling and Calibration of a Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) System with a Dedicated Outdoor Air System (DOAS)
Dongsu Kim, Heejin Cho, Piljae Im and Sam Cox
Performance Evaluation and Improvement of a Newly-Renovated Danish School Building (Retro-commissioning)
Viktoriya Vasileva, Kremena Bozhidarova, Sofia Fernandez
A Framework for Empirical Validation of Building Performance Simulation under Uncertainty
Qi Li, Godfried Augenbroe, Ralph Muehleisen
Combined Sensitivity Ranking of Input Parameters and Model Forms of Building Energy Simulation
Qinpeng Wang, Godfried Augenbroe
Evaluation and Modeling of Data Center Energy Efficiency Measures for an Existing Office Building
Dhayanandh Murugan, Gabrielle Viola McMorrow, Dr.Liping Wang, Greenberg Steve


BuildingSystems_VR – A New Approach for Immersive and Interactive Building Energy Simulation
Christoph Nytsch-Geusen, Thaeba Ayubi, Jens Möckel, Jörg Rädler, Matthis Thorade
Balancing Thermal and Luminous Autonomy in the Assessment of Building Performance
Won Hee Ko, Stefano Schiavon
Visualization of Passive Performance Parameters Through Time-Based Metrics and Discussion of a Survey for Validation of the Approach
Aylin Ozkan, Ted Kesik, William O'Brien
Visual Quality Assessment of Building Energy Performance Simulation Models
Tobias Maile und Richard See
An Artistic Analysis to Guide Trustees Preserving an Artistic Vision for Building Simulation 2017 Conference
Edward G. Lyon
A Workflow for Managing Building Information and Performance Data using Virtual Reality: An Alternative to BIM for Existing Buildings?
Adam Rysanek, Clayton Miller, Arno Schlueter
Graphical Visualization of Potential Cost Savings from Energy Storage under Time-of-Use Electric Rates
Taewoo Kim, Paulo Cesar Tabares-Velasco
An Experiment in Virtual Reality to Measure Daylight-Driven Interest in Rendered Architectural Scenes
Siobhan Rockcastle, Kynthia Chamilothori, Marilyne Andersen


Efficient Summertime Overheating Analysis Using Decomposed Weather Files
Michael Wood, Matthew Eames
Effect of the Application between Anisotropic and Isotropic Diffuse Radiation Model on Building Diffuse Radiation Heat Gain
Zhengrong Li, Haowei Xing, and Shiqin Zeng
Application of a Performance Oriented Climatic Zoning for Buildings in Nicaragua
Angélica Walsh, Daniel Cóstola, Lucila C. Labaki
Influence of Solar Irradiance Models on the Selection of Optimal Refurbishment Measures
Giovanni Pernigotto, Alessandro Prada, Francesca Cappelletti, Andrea Gasparella
Climate Change and Its Impact on Building Energy Consumption in Office Building of Different Climate Zones in China
Jingjing An, Da Yan, Ying Cui, Chan Xiao
Recurrent Neural Network based Deep Learning for Solar Radiation Prediction
Fuxin Niu, Zheng O'Neill
Sky Temperature Estimation and Measurement for Longwave Radiation Calculation
Kun Zhang, Timothy P. McDowell, Michaël Kummert
A Simplified Vector-based Method for Irradiance Prediction at Urban Scale
Wei Liao, Yeonsook Heo


A Basic Evaluation of Non-Uniform Radiant Fields Using Computational Thermal Manikin
Ikumi Kishida, Koji Sakai, Hiroki Ono, Daiki Kobayashi
Façade Photometrics: Luminance Distribution Analysis Through Building Skins
Azadeh Omidfar Sawyer
Advanced Insolation Detection Module in Solar Shading Automation
Robert Weitlaner, David Geisler-Moroder, Rainer Pfluger
Ground Factors and Lighting Design in an Urban Area: Daylight Availability and Light Pollution Risk
Xin Zhang, Jiangtao Du, Steve Sharples
Simulation Study for Developing Anidolic Solar Shading for Warm-Humid Climates
Floriberta Binarti, Jackobus A. Prasetya
Combined Daylight and Thermal Calculation Tool for Annual Energy Performance Simulation of Rooms with Advanced Daylight-Controlled Lighting Systems
Steffen Petersen
A New Method of Representing Highly-Conducting Window Frames in Building Simulation Models
Peter R. Lyonsand D. Charlie Curcija
An Integrative Algorithmic Platform Coupled with Gradient Descent and Parametric Analysis Methods to Optimize Skylight Sizes
Sara Motamedi, Petra Liedl
Multi-Objective Performance Evaluation of Adaptive Façade in Hot Arid Climate
Sarah Mokhtar, Christopher Leung, Angelos Chronis
Improving Window Selection: A New Workflow and Tool for Architects/Engineers
Huishan He, Rufei Wang, Holly W. Samuelson, Panagiotis Michalatos
Daylight Performance of Subdivided Windows with Automatic and Manual Shading Devices
Leyla Sanati
Co-optimization of Solar Tracking for Shading and Photovoltaic Energy Conversion
Forrest Meggers, Dorit Aviv, Victor Charpentier, Eric Teitelbaum, Adam Ainslie, Sigrid Adriaenssens
Glazing and Winter Comfort Part 2: An Advanced Tool for Complex Spatial and Temporal Conditions
Christopher Mackey, Vera Baranova, Lynn Petermann, M. Alejandra Menchaca-Brandan
Glazing and Winter Comfort Part 1: An Accessible Web Tool for Early Design Decision-Making
M. Alejandra Menchaca-Brandan, Vera Baranova, Lynn Petermann, Stephanie Koltun-
Calculating the Effect of External Shading on the Solar Heat Gain Coefficient of Windows
Christian Kohler, Yash Shukla, Rajan Rawal
Simulation Study to Derive a Determination Strategy of Window Spacer to Mitigate Heat Loss and Condensation Risk
Kyu-Nam Rhee, Mi-Su Shin, Ji-Yong Yu, Gun-Joo Jung0
Selecting the Optimum Window Elements of Several WWRs without Prejudicing the Energy Consumption
Ali F. Alajmi, Hosny Abou-Ziyan, Hamad H. Al-Mutairi