Proceedings of eSim 2014: 8th Conference of IBPSA-Canada

Proceedings of eSim 2014, the 8ᵗʰ conference of IBPSA-Canada Ottawa, Canada, May 7-10, 2014

Verification of a Multizone Airflow and Energy Network Model by Analytical Solutions to Stack-driven Flows in Buildings
Dahai Qi, Liangzhu Wang, Radu Zmeureanu
New-Trend Natural Ventilation Potential & Analytics for Various Climates in Canada
Liam Buckley
Towards Voxel-Based Algorithms for Building Performance Simulation
Rhys Goldstein, Simon Breslav, Azam Khan
Opportunities and constraints in the use of simulation on low cost ARM-based computers
Jon W Hand
Optimization of a Battery Charging Schedule in a Net Zero Energy House using Vehicle-to-Home functionality
Florence Berthold, Benjamin Blunier, David Bouquain, Sheldon Williamson, YuXiang Chen, Andreas Athienitis, Abdellatif Miraoui
Recursive thermal building model training using Ensemble Kalman Filters
Brent Huchuk, Cynthia A. Cruickshank, William O’Brien, H. Burak Gunay
A multi-level architecture to facilitate MPC implementation in commercial buildings basic principles and case study
José A. Candanedo, Vahid R. Dehkordi, Phylroy Lopez
A Linear Data-Driven System Identification Methodology for an ActivePassive Solar Thermal Storage System and Application to a Solar House
Amélie Allard, Andreas K. Athienitis
The Effect of Input Uncertainty in Model-based Predictive Control
H. Burak Gunay, William O’Brien, Ian Beausoleil-Morrison, Brent Huchuk, Michael Palmer, Jim Fletcher, Alexandre Pavlovski
2013 Solar Decathlon Technologies, Modelling Tools and Canadian Applications
Austin Selvig, William O’Brien, Craig G. Merrett
Impact of Future Climate Change on the Overheating of Canadian Housing Retrofitted to the PassiveHaus Standard A Case Study
Ali Sehizadeh, Hua Ge
Flexible Terraced Passive House Design and Performance Evaluation using Building Simulation
Hasim Altan, Nicola Gasperini, Antonio Frattari
The role of building performance simulation in the design of ECHO, Team Ontario’s entry to the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2013
Michael Brown, Jenny Chu, Cynthia Cruickshank
Feasible upper boundaries of passive solar space heating fraction potentials by climate zone
Ted Kesik, William O’Brien
Impact of the Representation of Interior Loads on the Calibration of an eQuest Energy Model for a Case Study
Andreea Mihai, Radu Zmeureanu
Natural ventilation in residential building archetypes a stochastic approach based on occupant behaviour and thermal comfort
Olivier Neu, Valentin Evon, Simeon Oxizidis, Damian Flynn, Donal Finn
Effect of Window Blind Use in Residential Buildings Observation and Simulation Study
Isis Bennet, William O’Brien, H. Burak Gunay
A probabilistic activity model to include realistic occupant behaviour in building simulations
Dorien Aerts, Joeri Minnen, Ignace Glorieux, Ine Wouters, Filip Deschamps
Simulation du confort thermique intérieur pour l’orientation d’un bâtiment collectif à Biskra, Algérie
Belkacem Berghout, Daniel Forgues, Danielle Monfet
Potential benefits in terms of thermal comfort and energy use of adding a control loop to an existing multizone Air Handling Unit in a hospital setting
Eduard Cubi
Setting Building Energy Performance Targets Econometric versus Baseline Models
Curt Hepting, Lillian Zaremba
Natural Ventilation of a Tall Industrial Building Investigation on the Impact of Modeling Assumptions
Ruijie Zhao, Louis Gosselin,
Savings by Design Benefits of Live Energy Modelling in Integrated Design Charrettes
Daniel Knapp, Clement Guénard, Brett Kerrigan
Graphical Method for Characterization of Space Conditioning Requirements for a House with Improved Building Envelope
Alexandra Giroux, Michael Collins, John Wright
Implementation of Meta-modelling for Sensitivity Analysis in Building Energy Analysis
Jitian Song, Lai Wei, Yu Sun, Wei Tian
From the first sketch of your design, instantly simulate your project’s bioclimatic performance with the 3D simulation software ArchiWIZARD Bioclim
Audrey Bastonero, Philippe Alamy
Study of Electrical Heating Setpoint Modulation Strategies for Residential Demand Response
Michaël Fournier, Marie-Andrée Leduc
Mitigation of Peak Cooling Demand through the Combination of Residential Zoned Cooling and Window Shading A Building Simulation Case Study
B.A. Lomanowski, J.L Wright
Exploring the Demand Response Potential of a Smart-Grid Ready House Using Building Simulation Software
Fabiano Pallonetto, Simos Oxizidis, Donal Finn
Demand Response Strategies in a Small All-Electric Commercial Building in Quebec
Karine Lavigne, Ahmed Daoud, Simon Sansregret, Marie-Andrée Leduc
High-resolution residential electricity consumption trends under fixed and time-of-use rates
Nathaniel Pearre, Lukas Swan
RayBooster An efficient, robust, generic and easy to use basic component for high performance radiative simulations
Jean-Patrick Roccia, Vincent Forest
Lasers, Light, and God 3-D scanning assisted lighting analysis of a house of worship
Juan Sebastián Carrizo, William O’Brien, Mario Santana Quintero
Physically Based Global Illumination Calculation Using Graphics Hardware
Nethaniel Jones, Christoph Reinhart
Predicting the Daylit Area – A Comparison of Students Assessments and Simulations at Eleven Schools of Architecture
Christoph Reinhart, Tarek Rakha, Dan Weissman
A tool for integrated thermal and lighting analysis of spaces with controlled hardware Fenestration Systems and artificial lighting
German Molina, Sergio Vera, Waldo Bustamante
Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) Analysis of Air Based Building Integrated Photovoltaic Thermal (BIPVT) Systems for Efficient Performance
H. Getu, T. Yang, A. K. Athienitis, A. Fung,
Energy and Exergy Analysis of a Solar Combisystem using Engineering Equation Solver (EES)
Xiao-Nan Wen, Radu Zmeureanu
Wind effects on the performance of solar collectors on roofs
Dimitrios Ladas, Ted Stathopoulos
Applications of Large Scale Solar Modeling in the Built Environment
Ryan Danks
Automated multi-zone building energy model generation for schematic design and urban massing studies
Timur Dogan, Christoph Reinhart, Panagiotis Michalatos
Simulation approaches to smart solar communities
Scott Bucking, Jim Cotton
Effectiveness of a Ventilated Concrete Slab on an Air Source Heat Pump Performance in Cold Climate
Navid Ekrami, Raghad S. Kamel, Alan S. Fung
CFD Modelling of an Underground Water Tank Heat Storage System
M. Mahdi Salehi, W. Kendal Bushe, Paul Marmion, Ray Pradinuk
Experimental assessment of a phase change material in walls for heating and cooling applications
Benoit Delcroix, Michaël Kummert, Ahmed Daoud, Jonathan Bouchard
PCM Thermal Storage System Analysis Using EnergyPlus and BCVTB
Aidan Jones, Donal Finn
Modélisation sur TRNSYS d’un réservoir d’eau chaude sanitaire et comparaison avec des mesures expérimentales
Célia Térache, Radu Zmeureanu et François Laurencelle
Pre-design tools and procedures for efficient integration of smart windows
Jean-Michel Dussault, Louis Gosselin
A Case Study on the Daylighting and Thermal Effects of Fixed and Motorized Light Louvers
Yuxiang Chen, Samson Yip, Andreas Athienitis
Dynamic commercial façades versus traditional construction energy performance and comparative analysis
Hui Shen, Athanasios Tzempelikos, Anna Maria Atzeri, Andrea Gasparella, Francesca Cappelletti
Study of different glazing modelling approaches in assessing energy performance of curtain wall systems using EnergyPlus
TC Lam, Hua Ge, Paul Fazio
Thermal Response Characterization of an Environmental Test Chamber by means of Dynamic Thermal Models
Ali Saberi Derakhtenjani, Andreas K. Athienitis, José A. Candanedo, Vahid R.Dehkordi
Cloud-Based Model Calibration Using OpenStudio
Elaine Hale, Lars Lisell, David Goldwasser, Daniel Macumber, Jesse Dean, Ian Metzger, Andrew Parker, Nicholas Long, Brian Ball, Marjorie Schott, Evan Weaver, Larry Brackney
CSA C873 Building Energy Estimation Methodology- A simplified monthly calculation for quick building optimization
André Legault, Lyle Scott, Alexander Rossemann, Mike Hopkins
Application of data mining techniques for energy modeling of HVAC sub-systems
Mathieu Le Cam, Radu Zmeureanu, Ahmed Daoud
Bottom-up simulation calibration of zone and system level models using building automation system (BAS) trend data
Nicholas Zibin, Radu Zmeureanu, James Love
ExCalibBEM Tool Development to Calibrate Building Energy Models
Simon Sansregret, Karine Lavigne, Ahmed Daoud, Louis-Alexandre Leclaire
Comparing Design and As-Built Simulations with Actual Measurements for a Large Multi-Use University Building
Belgin Terim Cavka, M. Mahdi Salehi, Andrea Frisque, Kendal Bushe
Whole Building Annual Energy Analysis of Air Curtain Performance in Commercial Building
Liangzhu Wang, Zhipeng Zhong
Virtual Flow Meter for Chilled Water Loops in Existing Buildings
Eric Mcdonald, Radu Zmeureanu, Daniel Giguère
Cooling Tower, Pump and Fan 004 – Component Constraints of EnergyPlus when performing the whole building energy simulation for LEED
Zhuzhou Fu, Annie Marston, Oliver Baumann
Simulating a Passive Downdraft Evaporative Cool Tower
Liam Buckley
Model Development for Tube-in-Subfloor Radiant Floor Heating and Cooling
Sébastien Brideau, Ian Beausoleil-Morrison
TRNSYS Modelling of a Hybrid Membrane Liquid Desiccant Air Conditioning System
Ahmed Abdel-Salama, Gaoming Geb, Carey Simonsonc
Calibrating Dynamic Building Energy Models using Regression Model and Bayesian Analysis in Building Retrofit Projects
Wei Tian, Qiang Wang, Jitian Song, Shen Wei
A case study in actual building performance and energy modeling with real weather data
Cherag Mehta, Alan S. Fung
Using Calibrated Energy Models to Help Understand, Manage and Improve Existing Building Energy Performance
Luka Matutinovic
simuwatt—A Tablet-Based Electronic Auditing Tool
Daniel Macumber, Andrew Parker, Lars Lisell, Ian Metzger, Matthew Brown
Development of a Trade-off Path for HVAC National Energy Code for Buildings 2011 Compliance
Elisabeth Girgis, Michael Parent, Patrique Tardif
Should building energy simulation tools integrate life cycle assessment A discussion of the potential benefits and challenges
Eduard Cubi
Parametric Analysis of Energy Recovery Ventilation Performance in the High Rise Residential Sector
Adam Barker, Ramani Ramakrishnan
Modelling the Use of Exhaust Air Heat Recovery Coils Coupled with Heat Recovery Chillers
Alex Blue, Christian Cianfrone
Feasibility Study of Multiple-Pass Total Energy Recovery Ventilator with Built-in Economizer Using TRNSYS A Case Study for Toronto, Ontario
Jun Long Zhang, Alan S. Fung
Measured and Simulated Economizer Performance with Demand-controlled Ventilation in an Institutional Building
Annie-Claude Lachapelle, James Andrew Love
Optimization of a Thermodiode Panel (TDP) Sizes by Employing Genetic Algorithm (GA)
M. Ebrahim Poulad, Alan Fung, Meijian Li