Proceedings of BSO Conference 2020

Proceedings of the 5th IBPSA-England Conference on Building Simulation and Optimization (Virtual)

Loughborough, UK: 21-22 September 2020

List of topics

Poster Presentations

Investigating the effectiveness and robustness of performing the BIM-based cradle-to-cradle LCA at early-design stages: a case study in the UK
Seyma Atik, Teresa Domenech Aparisi, Rokia Raslan
A Comparative Analysis of Energy Simulation Tools for Architectural Research: A Case Study of a Typical Saudi House
Abrar Sameer Baamer, Ken Bruton, Dominic O’Sullivan
Modelling the Impact of Building Integrated Photovoltaics on Local Outdoor Air Temperatures in Low Latitude Communities
Mohammed Bakkali, Yasunobu Ashie
Influence of weather data morphing in urban building simulation. A case study
Vincenzo Costanzo, Gianpiero Evola, Marco Infantone, Luigi Marletta
Simulation-based assessment of aggregated residential energy demand reduction strategies for cooling in a South Indian community
Kumar Biswajit Debnath, David P Jenkins
Decision Support in Algorithm Selection for Generic Optimisation
Vishak Dudhee, Fathi Abugchem, Vladimir Vukovic
Relationship between internal shading devices effects on the visual and thermal energy performance in a side-lit office building
Dayan de Loyola Ramos Garcia, Fernando Oscar Ruttkay Pereira
Towards Energy Simulations for Proportionally Designed and Controlled Data Centers
Eric Mahendra Kumar, Erica Cochran, Wei Liang
Hygrothermal Extension to the Residential House Energy Rating Software Used in Australia
Tim Law, Dong Chen
Near-Zero Energy Building Feasibility using Building Integrated Photovoltaics: Case Study with Stochastic Energy Consumption
Fereshteh Poormohammadi, Konstantinos Spiliotis, Johan Driesen
PyClim: An open-source climate analysis toolkit
Darren Robinson
The Impact of Baseline Wall U-Value on Energy Performance of Solid Wall Insulation
Mahsa Seifhashemi, Hisham Elkadi, Richard Fitton

Session 10: Experimental Performance Characterisation

Hygrothermal properties of Scottish building stone and mortar
Phil Banfill
Estimation of Global Thermal Performances of a Facade Under Real Climate
Manon Rendu, Jerome Le Dreau, Maxime Doya, Patrick Salagnac
Study on Energy Simulation Methods of Atriums in Shopping Malls
Ye Yuan, Gang Liu, Rui Dang, Fangli Yan

Session 11: Urban Building Energy Modelling

London School Building Stock Model for Cognitive Performance Assessment
Jie Dong, Yair Schwartz, Ivan Korolija, Anna Mavrogianni, Dejan Mumovic
Spatially-based urban energy modelling approach for enabling energy retrofits in Oxfordshire
Rajat Gupta, Matt Gregg
An Urban-scale Residential Stock Model for Grid-constrained Regions
Peter McCallum, David Jenkins, Paraskevi Vatougiou

Session 12: Data Driven Modelling

Parameters identification of grey-box building energy model through Bayesian calibration
Victor Marty-Jourjon, Thomas Berthou, Pascal Stabat
One-Step Ahead Modelling of building thermal dynamics: A Comparison of Backward Selection and LASSO approaches
Argyris Oraiopoulos, Bianca Howard
A novel ROM methodology to support the estimation of the energy savings under the Measurement and Verification protocol
Alessandro Piccinini, Magdalena Hajdukiewicz, Letizia D’Angelo, Luis Miguel Blanes, Marcus M. Keane
Advanced machine learning techniques for predictive maintenance of HVAC subsystems based on energy consumption prediction
Desiree Arias-Requejo, Carlos J. Alonso-Gonzalez, Belarmino Pulido, Marcus M. Keane

Session 1: Occupancy Behaviour Modelling 1

Occupant Behaviour: A Data Driven Markov Model for Occupancy Presence in Residential Buildings
Benjamin Halls, Steven Firth

Session 1: Occupancy Behaviour Modelling 2

Re-defining ‘activity’ in buildings to reflect stochastic energy demand: a functional data analysis approach
Rebecca Ward, Ruchi Choudhary

Session 1: Occupancy Behaviour Modelling 3

Comparing Bottom-Up Energy Consumption Models Using The Wasserstein Distance Between Load Profile Histograms
Edward Sanderson, Aikaterini Fragaki, Jules Simo, Bogdan Matuszewski

Session 2: Building Energy Systems Modelling & Simulation

Optimal chiller loading of dual temperature chilled water plants for energy saving
Lizhi Jia, Junjie Liu, Shen Wei
Techno-economic Feasibility Of Replacing Oil Boilers With Air-To-Water-Heat-Pumps Coupled With Thermal Energy Storage
Paraskevi Vatougiou, David P. Jenkins, Peter McCallum

Session 3: Parametric Design

Parametric clustering and shoebox modelling to evaluate environmental framework
Andrew Komarnycky, Fred Labbe, Lucia Cerrada
Simulation Assisted Design Exploration to Evaluate View and Energy Performance of Window Shading
Peiman Pilechiha, Mohammadjavad Mahdavinejad, Arash Beizaee

Session 4: Design & Retrofit Optimisation

Integration of Ensemble Models with Power Systems Optimisation – Detached Dwelling Case Study
Carlos Andrade-Cabrera, Ciara O’Dwyer, Donal P. Finn
Surrogate Optimisation of Housing Stock Retrofits using Deep Neural Networks
James Michael Hey, Peer-Olaf Siebers, Paul Nathanail, Ender Ozcan, Darren Robinson
A comparison between sequential and simultaneous whole-building design optimization for building performance
Riccardo Talami, Jonathan Wright, Bianca Howard

Session 5: Advances in Building Simulation Tools

Integration and Evaluation of Deep Reinforcement Learning Controller in a Building Co-Simulation Environment
Ahmed Amrani, Rim Kaddah, Jean-Philippe Tavella, Mathieu Schumann
Dynamic Simulation tool for building energy performance assessment and improvement
Giorgio Cucca, Carl Holland, Soma Mohammadi, Bunmi Adefajo
Improvement of the Ladybug-tools microclimate workflow: A verification study
Yasser Ibrahim, Tristan Kershaw, Paul Shepherd

Session 6: Uncertainty Quantification & Analysis

Theory and reality: a Comparative analysis of standard and real building usage and impact of input simplifications
Miklos Horvath, Helga Kovacs, Viktoria Vamos, Zsofia Deme Belafi, Tamas Csoknyai
Towards reproducible dwelling retrofit evaluation: Data, tools & opportunity to address uncertainty
Kate Simpson
Emulation-based Uncertainty and Sensitivity Analysis of a multi-zone dwelling
Parag Wate, Darren Robinson

Session 7: Shading and Overheating Analysis

An integrated and strategic evaluation of automated blind controls to achieve energy and occupant’s comfort objectives
Chantal Basurto, Jerome Kaempf
Assessing heat vulnerability in London care settings: case studies of adaptation to climate change
Eleni Oikonomou, Anna Mavrogianni, Nishesh Jain, Rajat Gupta, Paul Wilkinson, Alastair Howard, Ai Milojevic, Mike Davies
Comparison of Methods for Modelling Complex External Shading in EnergyPlus and IESVE
Matthew Tee, Thajnu Rashid, Anna Ioannidou-Kati
Glare-Based Control Strategies for Automated Roller Shades and Blinds in Office Buildings: A Literature Review
Jiarong Xie, Azadeh Omidfar Sawyer, Omer Tugrul Karaguzel

Session 8: Building Energy Flexibility

Implications of uncertainties in energy demand baseline estimations on building energy flexibility
Rami El Geneidy, Bianca Howard, David Allinson
Towards Robustness of Data-Driven Predictive Control for Building Energy Flexibility Applications
Anjukan Kathirgamanathan, Mattia De Rosa, Eleni Mangina, Donal P. Finn
On the influence of occupants on the energy flexibility of buildings: a sensitivity study at district scale
Jerome Le Dreau, Marika Vellei, Simon Martinez
Experimental test on the performance of building and district algorithms to enhance penetration of renewables in residential districts
Jaume Salom, Paolo Taddeo, Lluc Canals Casals, Alba Colet, Ivan Bellanco, Cristina Corchero

Session 9: Occupant Behaviour Modelling 2

Detection of Window Opening Using a Deep Learning Approach for Effective Management of Building Ventilation Heat Losses
Paige Wenbin Tien, Shuangyu Wei, John Kaiser Calautit

Session 9: Occupant Behaviour Modelling 3

Capturing the diversity of household window operation behaviour: Lessons from a monitoring campaign in London
Yan Wang, Farhang Tahmasebi, Elizabeth Cooper, Samuel Stamp, Esfandiar Burman, Dejan Mumovic