Proceedings of BSA Conference 2015

Proceedings of BSA 2015, the Second IBPSA-Italy conference on “Building Simulation Applications”

04-06 February .2015, held at the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano

Front matter


Table of Content

Common fallacies in representation of occupants in building performance simulation
Ardeshir Mahdavi
The importance of software’s and weather file’s choice in dynamic daylight simulations
Laura Bellia, Alessia Pedace, Francesca Fragliasso
Outdoor Comfort: the ENVI-BUG tool to evaluate PMV values point by point
Kristian Fabbri, Antonello Di Nunzio, Ernesto Antonini, Andrea Boeri
Aspects of uncertainty in representation of occupants’ diversity in building performance simulation
Ardeshir Mahdavi, Farhang Tahmasebi
Prediction of vertical irradiance on building surfaces: an empirical comparison of two models
Ehsan Vazifeh, Matthias Schuss, Ardeshir Mahdavi
Improving energy efficiency through the optimization of buildings’ operational regime: simulation based case studies
Farhang Tahmasebi, Mahnameh Taheri, Matthias Schuss, Ardeshir Mahdavi
Performance evaluation towards improved BiPV-Systems – Simulation of BiPV-systems installed on existing building facades using TRNSYS
Sascha Lindig, David Moser, Stefano Avesani, Roberto Lollini
Appraising the effects of window opening behaviour in an office building in different climates
Sara Torabi Moghadam, Federica Soncini, Valentina Fabi, Stefano P. Corgnati
Prediction of the Sound Insulation of Double Leaf Facades with Openings for Natural Ventilation
Egzon Bajraktari, Josef Lechleitner, Ardeshir Mahdavi
Influence of varying mix proportions on thermal performance of soil-cement blocks
Balaji N.C, Praseeda K. I., Monto Mani, Venkatarama Reddy B. V
Achieving High-Performance Building Design in the Tropics through Modelling and Simulation: A case study in Singapore
Bharath Seshadri, Zhou Jian, Vincent Partenay, Priya Pawar, Adrian Lamano
Modelling, testing and optimization of a MVHR combined with a small-scale speed controlled exhaust air heat pump
Fabian Ochs, Dietmar Siegele, Georgios Dermentzis, Wolfgang Feist
BIM and interoperability for energy simulations
Bernardino Chiaia, Sanaz Davardoust, Anna Osello, Niccolò Aste, Manlio Mazzon
Urban heat island in Padua, Italy: simulation analysis and mitigation strategies
Luca Battistella, Marco Noro
Multi-zone buildings thermo-hygrometric analysis: a novel dynamic simulation code based on adaptive control
Annamaria Buonomano, Umberto Montanaro, Adolfo Palombo, Stefania Santini
Energy simulation in early stage building design: simplified models and impact on results
Marco Picco, Marco Marengo
The Solar Response Factor for the dynamic response of buildingsto solar heat gains
Gianpiero Evola, Luigi Marletta
Comparison of energy simulations for a residential unit: a rapid method for an integrated decision tool
Alberto Beltrami, Marco Picco, Marco Marengo
Thermal modelling of complex fenestration systems – Comparison of a BSDF-based model with simplified approaches
Hauer Martin, Geisler-Moroder David, Hiller Marion
A new climate-based daylight metric for hot climates
Islam Ayman Mashaly, Yussra Mohamed Rashed, Muhammad Adel, Khaled Nassar
The effect of vegetation on daylight availability
Islam Ayman Mashaly, Yussra Mohamed Rashed, Muhammad Adel, Khaled Nassar
Solar assisted ground source heat pump performance assessment for residential energy supply in southern European climates
Natale Arcuri, Francesco Reda, Pasquale Loiacono, Domenico Mazzeo
Energy consumption of buildings and occupant behavior. An investigation in Mediterranean climatic conditions
Piero Bevilacqua, Cristina Carpino, Dafni Mora, Marilena De Simone
Energy retrofit and conservation of built heritage using multi-objective optimization: demonstration on a medieval building
Francesca Roberti, Ulrich Filippi Oberegger, Elena Lucchi, Andrea Gasparella
Energy performances of a passive house for Mediterranean climate:a case study
Cristina Carpino, Piero Bevilacqua, Roberto Bruno, Natale Arcuri
Building simulation based optimization through design of experiments
Jay Dhariwal, Rangan Banerjee
A verification of CitySim results using the BESTEST and monitored consumption values
Walter Emmanuel, Kämpf Jérôme
Integrated design and dynamic simulation for a new zero energy building
Dama Alessandro, Angelotti Adriana, Penso Davide
A parametric approach to design a wooden climatic responsive village in Atacama Desert (Chile)
Francesco Leccese, Alessandro Mattoccia, Michele Rocca, Rodrigo Rubio, Giacomo Salvadori
Energy Saving Exploiting Light Availability: A New Method to Evaluate Daylight Contribution
Claudio Campanile, Francesco Leccese, Michele Rocca, Giacomo Salvadori
Estimation of the water flow rate and energy consumption of a central heating system in an office building using system identification
Daniele Antonucci, Federico Noris, Ulrich Filippi Oberegger, Andrea Gasparella
Comparison between hourly simulation and bin-method for the seasonal performance evaluation of electric air-source heat pumps for heating
Claudia Naldi, Matteo Dongellini, Gian Luca Morini, Enzo Zanchini
Cost optimal and net zero energy office buildings solutions using small scale biomass -based cogeneration technologies
Ayman Mohamed, Ala Hasan, Kai Sirén
Integrated performance simulation of an innovative net zero energy modular building
Francesco Fantauzzi, Paolo Belardi, Francesco Asdrubali, Samuele Schiavoni, Sara Sambuco
Study of the energy performance of a retrofitting office
Paolo Valdiserri
Coupling dynamic energy and daylighting simulations for complex fenestration systems
Giuseppe De Michele, Ulrich Filippi Oberegger, Luca Baglivo
Simulation experiences for the thermal performance improvement of naturally ventilated classroom in the tropics of Costa Rica
Emily Vargas Soto, Gerardo Saelzer Fuica
A new computational model: G.E.A.R. Graphical Expert Analytical Relations
Martino Marini, Roberto Baccoli, Costantino Carlo Mastino, Valerio Da Pos, Zoltán Tóth
A new simulation tool for the evaluation of energy performances of green roofs
Domenico Mazzeo, Piero Bevilacqua, Marilena De Simone, Natale Arcuri
A holistic method for energy renovation of buildings: focus on users’ involvement
Giulia Degan, Carsten Rode, Daniele Vettorato, Marco Castagna
The role of user behavior modeling on the energy performance simulations
Marco Aldegheri, Alessandro Prada, Paolo Baggio, Michela Chiogna
Application of Building Simulation to support ISO 50001 Energy Management: Case study of Fiumicino Airport
Luis M. Blanes, Andrea Costa, Marcus M. Keane
Dynamic simulation and on-site monitoring of a combined solar and pellet system in a low energy house
Elisa Carlon, Alessandro Prada, Markus Schwarz, Christoph Schmidl, Marco Baratieri, Andrea Gasparella, Walter Haslinger
A parametric design-based methodology to visualize building performance at the neighborhood scale
Giuseppe Peronato, Emilie Nault, Francesca Cappelletti, Fabio Peron, Marilyne Andersen
Exploring the occupancy behaviour and perception in an office building
Livia Seres, Ulrich J. Pont, Matthias Schuss, Ardeshir Mahdavi
Window shades: selecting optical properties for visual comfort
Ying-Chieh Chan, Athanasios Tzempelikos
ProCasaClima 2013: CasaClima building simulation software
Matteo Rondoni, Ulrich Santa, Ulrich Klammsteiner, Martina Demattio, Mariadonata Bancher, Alexander Told, Thomas Zelger
Graphic and parametric tools for preliminary design stage of natural ventilation systems
Margherita Ferrucci, Maurizio Brocato, Fabio Peron, Francesca Cappelletti
Advancement in the development of an Open Source Object Oriented BPSt: development methodology
Livio Mazzarella, Martina Pasini
A methodology to integrate advanced lighting and thermal analyses for building energy si mulation
Silvia Cammarano, Anna Pellegrino, Valerio R. M. Lo Verso, Chiara Aghemo
BIM-generated data models for EnergyPlus: A comparison of gbXML and IFC Formats
Ira Ivanova, Kristina Kiesel, Ardeshir Mahdavi
Passive solutions for the optimization of the indoor environmental quality: a case study
Fabio Sicurella, Perla Colamesta
Modelling of domestic fine particles indoor exposure, its main sources and potential mitigation measures: the case of Beijing
Sandra Stefanovic, Žarko Stevanovic
Application of aerogel-based plaster towards thermal retrofit of historical facades: A computational assessment
Olga Proskurnina, Ulrich J. Pont, Miroslawa Kornicki, Ardeshir Mahdavi
Long-term and spatial evaluation of the integrated performance of a window-shade system in an open space office located in Rome
Anna Maria Atzeri, Francesca Cappelletti, Athanasios Tzempelikos, Andrea Gasparella
Energy cost and discount rate influence on the optimal packages of energy efficiency measures
Vincenzo Corrado, Ilaria Ballarini, Ilenia Ottati, Simona Paduos
Energy building retrofitting of a multifamily house: a case study
Chiara Dipasquale, Roberto Fedrizzi, Diego Bertesina, Alessandro Bellini
The use of biomass in the building renovation: a cost-optimal perspective analysis
Enrico De Angelis, Giorgio Pansa, Martina Cereda
Passive cooling strategies in the refurbishment of Mediterranean buildings: simulation analysis of thermal mass and natural ventilation combination
Filippo Calcerano, Carlotta Cecchini
Daylighting optimization for informal settlements in Cairo, Egypt
Ayman Wagdy, Ahmed Abdelghany, Mohamed Amer Hegazy
CFD vs. lumped models applied to HAM: a comparison between HAM-Tools and Comsol
Amos Ronzino, Vincenzo Corrado, Maximilian Neusser, Thomas Bednar
Optimizing Window size of South Facades in Tehran City and the Environmental Impacts
Fazel Khayatian, Seyed Amin Tabatabaei Fard, Maryam Meshkin Kiya
Analysis of energy efficiency measures on envelope and control systems: case study for an existing building
Giovanni Semprini, Alessandro Gober, Francesca Zandi
Robustness of multi-objective optimization of building refurbishment to solar radiation model
Alessandro Prada, Giovanni Pernigotto, Francesca Cappelletti, Andrea Gasparella
The impact of thermal comfort in multi-objective optimization of buildings refurbishment
Paola Penna, Alessandro Prada, Francesca Cappelletti, Andrea Gasparella
A multi-objective optimization analysis on high-performance buildings connected to district heating-CHP system
Dario Prando, Alessandro Prada, Fabian Ochs, Andrea Gasparella, Marco Baratieri
Experimental characterization of the dynamic thermal properties of opaque elements under dynamic periodic solicitation
Giovanni Pernigotto, Alessandro Prada, Francesco Patuzzi, Marco Baratieri, Andrea Gasparella
Re-thinking of energy consumption classification by the patterns of occupant behaviour: a conceptual framework
Gülsu Ulukavak Harputlugil, Timuçin Harputlugil