Proceedings of eSim 2018: 10th Conference of IBPSA-Canada

Proceedings of eSim 2018, the 10ᵗʰ conference of IBPSA-Canada Montréal, QC, Canada, May 9-10, 2018

Principal Component Analysis for the ongoing commissioning of northern houses
Behrad Bezyan, Radu Zmeureanu
Machine Learning Recommendations for Control of Complex Building Systems Using Weather Forecasts
Paul Willem Westermann, Nigel David, Ralph Evins
Characterizing smart thermostats’ operation in residential zoned heating systems and their impact on energy saving metrics
Nilson Henao, Michael Fournier, Sousso Kelouwani
Data-Driven Modeling for Thermal Dynamic Analysis of a Low Energy House
Zequn Wang, Yuxiang Chen
Development of Optimal Design Tool for Chilled Water Plants for Commercial Buildings
Nabil Nassif, Nihal AlRaees, Fouad AlRifaie
Variable capacity mini-split air source heat pump model for TRNSYS
Guillaume St-Onge, Michaël Kummert, Martin Kegel
Comparison of iterative-multistep-ahead models for forecasting the supply air flow rate of a HVAC system
Jason Runge, Mathieu Le Cam, Radu Zmeureanu
A pathway for the derivation of control-oriented models for radiant floor applications
José A. Candanedo, Ali Saberi-Derakhtenjani, Katherine D’Avignon, Andreas K. Athienitis
Generator: a stochastic virtual smart meter data generation model for residential building stock characterization
Adam Neale, Michaël Kummert, Michel Bernier
Predicting the Interaction Between Building Integrated Photovoltaics and the Built Environment: Opportunities and Challenges
Ryan Danks, Goncalo Pedro
Towards Multi Building Campus Energy Models Using Quick Surveys and Semi-Automated Model Generation and Calibration Methodologies
Timur Dogan, Eesha Khanna, Allison Bernett
Streamlining meshing methodologies for annual urban CFD simulations
Timur Dogan, Patrick Kastner
An approach to virtual sensing of cooling systems using state-space inverse modelling and gradient descent
Jayson Bursill, William O’Brien, Ian Beausoleil-Morrison
Use of calibrated building performance simulation models in energy auditing
Ali Dasmeh, H. Burak Gunay
Using Building Performance Simulation for Fault Impact Evaluation
Zixiao Shi, William O’Brien
Validation of RC Building Models for Application in Energy and Demand Side Management
Ryuta Kuniyoshi, Michael Kramer, Manuel Lindauer
A Study on the Trade-off between Energy Forecasting Accuracy and Computational Complexity in Lumped Parameter Building Energy Models
Carlos Andrade-Cabrera, Mattia De Rosa, Dimitrios-Stavros Kapetanakis, Anjukan Kathirgamanathan, Donal Finn
Representation of daily profiles of building energy flexibility
Thibault Quentin Péan, Bismark Torres, Joana Ortiz, Jaume Salom
Potential of building thermal mass for energy flexibility in residential buildings: a sensitivity analysis
Kun Zhang, Michaël Kummert
Aggregation of Energy Flexibility of Commercial Buildings
Anjukan Kathirgamanathan, Killian Murphy, Mattia De Rosa, Eleni Mangina, Donal Patrick Finn
Energy flexibility analysis of photovoltaic system with batteries for residential buildings
Behzad Barzegar Bafrouei, Kun Zhang, Michaël Kummert
Control-oriented modelling of stratified storage tanks: an enhanced approach
Etienne Saloux, José A. Candanedo
Calibration bottom-up d’un système CVCA complexe à l’aide de données mesurées
Mathilde Valentin, Danielle Monfet, Stanislaw Kajl
The Potential of Heat Pump Technologies for the Replacement of Rooftop Units in Small Commercial Buildings
Justin Tamasauskas, Martin Kegel, Jeff Blake
Condensing Rooftop Units – A Canadian Cost-Benefit Study
Daniel Knapp
Numerical study on smart dual fuel switching systems in net zero energy homes
King Tung, Navid Ekrami, Anna Wang, Alan Fung
A Proposed Alternative to the BC Energy Step Code Targets
Remi Charron
Testing of HOT2000 version 11 in accordance with ASHRAE Standard 140-2014
Anil Parekh, Remi Charron, Louise Roux, Simon Poirier
Roadmap for Occupant Modelling in Building Codes and Standards
William O’Brien, Aly Abdelalim, Tareq Abuimara, Ian Beausoleil-Morrison, Juan Sebastián Carrizo, Ryan Danks, Sara Gilani, Burak Gunay, Ted Kesik, Mohamed Ouf
Energy efficiency measures for net zero energy ready building code
Elisabeth Girgis-McEwen, Rizwan Ullah
CFD Modeling for Thermal Comfort in an Open Workspace
Philippe B. Vincent
Building Energy Simulation to Assess non-Conditioned Buildings in Equatorial Latitude and High Altitude Regions
Carlos Naranjo-Mendoza, Francisco Jácome, Paulo Castro, Freddy Ordóñez
Applying multi-attribute decision making to identify robust multi-objective design solutions in building design application
Yin Li, Bruno Lee
The energy efficiency improvement of a building in order to achieve a building with net zero consumption
Alexandra Charles, Wahid Maref, Claudiane Ouellet-Plamondon
Modelling Occupants in Buildings: Stakeholders’ Workshop on Current Barriers, Challenges and Needs
Tareq I. A. Abuimara, William O’Brien, H. Burak Gunay, Aly Abdelalim, Mohamed Ouf, Sara Gilani
Assessing the Impact of Changes in Occupants on Design Decision Making
Tareq I. A. Abuimara, William O’Brien, H. Burak Gunay, Juan Sebastián Carrizo
Daylight Simulation for Multi-Unit Residential Buildings: Occupant-Centered Approaches to Assessment
Terri Peters, Ted Kesik
An Approach Towards Achieving Net-Zero Energy Buildings Based on a Stochastic Tenant Model
Aly A. Abdelalim, William O’Brien
Scale Modelling of Ventilative Buildings
Dahai Qi, Xin Zhang, Cheng Zhang, Andreas Athienitis, Liangzhu Wang
Improving the Characterization of Infiltration Parameters in Whole-Building Energy Models Using Component Infiltration Rate Testing
Cara H. Lozinsky, Marianne F. Touchie
The Limitations of Multi-Zone Infiltration Algorithms in Whole-Building Energy Simulation Engines
Cara H. Lozinsky, Marianne F. Touchie
Assessment of Natural Ventilation in a Case Study Building using the Adaptive Thermal Comfort Model
Frederico Martins de Barros, Rodrigo Mora, Chris Flood
A Framework to Improve Occupant Modeling Capabilities in Building Simulation Tools
Mohamed Ouf, William O’Brien, H Burak Gunay
The effect of occupant behaviour on energy consumption in conventional vs. high-performance residential buildings
Andrew Hicks, Mohamed Ouf, Liam O’Brien, Scott Bucking
On the evaluation of occupancy models at various spatial scales
Sara Gilani, William O’Brien
Impact of Stochastic Occupant Profiles on Commercial Energy Use in Toronto
Juan Sebastián Carrizo, Jennifer Harmer
Integrated Hygrothermal and Energy Modelling Methodologies for Heritage Buildings in Cold Climates
Michael Gutland, Scott Bucking, Mario Santana
Impact of Aging Effects on the Effective Conductivity of Foam Insulation: Simulation Results Using Laboratory Characterization Data
Douglas Belanger, Umberto Berardi
Snow/ground reflectivity model for simulating energy use in buildings
Luminita Dumitrascu, Ian Beausoleil-Morrison
Impact des plantes sur les charges d’un espace d’agriculture intégré au bâtiment : Implantation d’un modèle de plantes
Marie-Hélène Talbot, Danielle Monfet
Implementation of occupant models in EnergyPlus through an OpenStudio measure
Burak Gunay, William O’Brien
An open data science approach for building performance studies using refitXML and Jupyter Notebooks
Steven K Firth, Gareth Cole, Tom Kane, Farid Fouchal, Tarek M Hassan
BIM to BEM translation workflows and their challenges: a case study using a detailed BIM model
Haily Fernald, Seungyeon Hong, Liam O’Brien, Scott Bucking
pygfunction: an open-source toolbox for the evaluation of thermal response factors for geothermal borehole fields
Massimo Cimmino
Summer window use behaviour in air-conditioned condominiums
Ruth Tamas, William O’Brien, Burak Gunay
Calibration d’un modèle énergétique et analyse économique de mesures de conservation d’énergie d’une serre communautaire à Montréal
Frédéric Léveillé-Guillemette, Danielle Monfet
Using Multiple Linear Regression to Estimate Building Retrofit Energy Reductions
Wesley Bowley, Paul Westermann, Ralph Evins
Monitoring, surdimensionnement et optimisation des systèmes CVCA existants
Magdalena Stanescu, Stanislaw Kajl, Louis Lamarche, Abdelkader Mekhissi
Pollutant Dispersion in a Two-dimensional Street Canyons Using Semi-Lagrangian (FFD) Approach and Zero Equation Turbulence Model
Zahra Jandaghian, Mohammad Mortezazadeh Dorostkar, Leon Wang
Quantification of high temporal and spatial scale GHG emissions from electricity generation: method and case study
Maxime St-Jacques
Cost-effective design of net-zero energy and GHG buildings using parametric whole building energy simulations
Jeanie Chan, Andrea Frisque, Randy Irwin, Eric Dunford
Investigating the Thermal Performance of Expanded Polystyrene as a Function of Core Temperature using Static and Dynamic Thermal Conductivity Values
Tyler Kenneth Ulmer, Alex Hayes, Brock Conley, Christopher Baldwin, Cynthia Ann Cruickshank
Modelling PCM-Enhanced Building Components in Residential Buildings: A Case Study
Mohd Hedayatullah Mobeen, Miroslava Kavgic, Ali Al-Janabi
The Effect of Roof Heat Capacity on Heat Gain in Different External Conditions
Milad Mahmoodzadeh, Rouhollah Fatehi