2018 Building Performance Analysis Conference and SimBuild co-organized by ASHRAE and IBPSA-USA

Chicago, Illinois, USA September 26-28, 2018

Tool for Energy Efficient Building Envelope Retrofitting
Bandana Jha, Bishwajit Bhattacharjee
Rapid Modeling of Large and Complex High Performance Buildings Using EnergyPlus
Sagar Rao, David Conant-Gilles, Yiyuan Jia, Brittany Carl
EnergyPlus Interior Radiant Heat Exchange Runtime Performance Improvements
Joshua New, Mark Adams
Do Office Buildings 'Save' Energy in the United States Due to Daylight Saving Time (DST)? a 50-State Simulation-Based Study
Tarek Rakha, Yuanyue Chen, Christoph Reinhart
State of the Industry – Computer-Aided Simulation of High-Performance Building Enclosures
Sarah Rentfro, Anthony Nicastro
Model-Based Estimation of Building Infiltration
Zhengwen Hao, Zheng O'Neill
National Impact of ANSI/ASHRAE/IES Standard 90.1-2016
Bing Liu, Michael Rosenberg, Rahul Athalye
A Simplified Energy Modeling Approach for Buildings
Chris Baker, Supriya Goel, Nora Wang, Michael Rosenberg, Doug Wolf, Paul Henderson
Comparative Analysis of Machine Learning Algorithms for Building Archetypes Development in Urban Energy Modeling
Usman Ali, Mohammad Haris Shamsi, Fawaz Alshehri, Eleni Mangina, James O'Donnell
Profiling Occupancy Patterns in Community-Scale Residential Buildings Using Measured Energy Use Data Clustering
Rawad El Kontar, Tarek Rakha
Estimating Window Dimensions of Residential Buildings in District Energy Models
Ina De Jaeger, Yixiao Ma, Dirk Saelens
An Intelligent Knowledge-Based Energy Retrofit Recommendation System for Residential Buildings at an Urban Scale
Usman Ali, Mohammad Haris Shamsi, Cathal Hoare, Eleni Mangina, James O'Donnell
Development of the Urban Surface Management Software for PVs and Stormwater with Connectivity to Urban Modeling Interface
Jung Min Han, Christoph Reinhart
Modeling Building Energy Performance in Urban Context
Tianzhen Hong, Xuan Luo
A Gaze Visualizer Tool Implementation of Gaze Data into Lighting Rendering Tools Using Radiance and Honeybee for Grasshopper3D
Mandana Sarey Khanie, Susanne Kjaergaard, Mia Johnsen, Kristoffer Negendahl, Jan Wienold, Maryline Andersen
Changing California Code: Finding the Next Savings Opportunities
Stefan Gracik, Jared Landsman, Ryan Sit, Ken Takahashi
Computing Long-Term Daylighting Simulations from High Dynamic Range Imagery Using Deep Neural Networks
Yue Liu, Alex Colburn, Mehlika Inanici
Hybrid Simulation for Daylighting of Complex Fenestration Systems for Building Envelopes
Kemal Celik, Alex Mead, Khalid Mosalam
Development of a Comparison-Based Control Strategy of Electrochromic Glazing for the Management of Indoor Lighting and Energy Efficiency
Maryam Hamidpour, Vincent Blouin
Modeling an Electrochromic Window Using a Multi-Criteria Control Strategy
Ranojoy Dutta
Influence of External Shading on Convective Heat Transfer Coefficient for a High-Rise Building
Meseret Kahsay, Girma Bitsuamlak, Fitsum Tariku
Comparative Analysis of White-, Gray- and Black-Box Models for Thermal Simulation of Indoor Environment: Teaching Building Case Study
K. Arendt, M. Jradi, H. Shaker, C. Veje
A New Modeling Approach for the Assessment of the Effect of Solar Radiation on Indoor Thermal Comfort
Andrea Zani, Andrea Mainini, Juan Blanco Cadena, Stefano Schiavon, Edward Arens
Prediction of Improved Occupant's Thermal Comfort with Ceiling Fan through Coupled Energy Simulation and Computational Fluid Dynamics
Brijesh Pandey, Atul Sharma, Rangan Banerjee
Transient 3-D Modelling of Ceiling Fan for Achieving Thermal Comfort
Y. Anand, S. Verma, S. Anand
Case Study of Occupant's Perception of Indoor Thermal Conditions under Different Heating Systems
Alžběta Kohoutková, Jana Horváthová, Martin Kny, Ondřej Nehasil
The Development of an Indoor Environmental Monitoring Framework for Post-Occupancy Evaluation Using Real-Time Web-Tools
Nada Tarkhan
Glazing in Commercial Buildings - The Balance Between Cost and Energy Consumption
Jennifer Williamson, Tat Fu, Brent Gabby, Jenna Testa, Chen Hu
The Role of Space Design in Prediction of Occupancy in Multi-Functional Spaces of Public Buildings
Elham Delzendeh, Song Wu, Rima Alaaeddine
Exploring Geometric Sensitivity Using Rapid Energy Performance Simulation
Timothy Hemsath, Joel Yow
Modeling Natural Ventilation in Early and Late Design Stages: Developing the Right Simulation Workflow with the Right Inputs
Maria Alejandra Menchaca Brandan, F. Dominguez Espinosa
Modeling of Connected Community Infrastructures Accounting for the Interdependencies Among Energy, Transportation, and Communication Networks
Xing Lu, Yangyang Fu, Wangda Zuo
Exploring Thermal Comfort Acceptance Criteria in Energy Modeling
Elvin Ruya, Godfried Augenbroe
A Calibration and Adjustment Method for a Dynamic Visual Comfort Assessment
Zahra Hamedani, Ebrahim Solgi, Henry Skates, Mandana Sarey Khanie, Ruwan Fernando
Aeroacoustic Facade Noise: Predicting Wind-Induced Noise from Perforated Facade Panels
Nathaniel Jones, Alexej Goehring
Considerations for the Design and Energy Modeling of New Commercial Buildings with Increased Ventilation Rates
Caroline Fluhrer Traube, Skander Spies
Assessing Indoor Concentrations of Formaldehyde in Single-Detached Canadian Households Due to Oriented Strand Board (OSB) Wall Sheathing
Matthew David Baffa, David Raymond Wach
Development of an Empirical Method for Calculating Discharge Coefficients for CONTAM Models
Hao Zhou, Yichun Huang, Gavin Xue, Chen Chen
Scripting Frameworks for Enhancing EnergyPlus Modeling Productivity
Amir Roth, Jamie Bull, Scott Criswell, Peter Ellis, Jason Glazer, David Goldwasser, Neal Kruis, Andrew Parker, Santosh Philip, David Reddy
EnergyPlus Performance Improvements via JSON Input Refactoring
Joshua New, Mark Adams
SimulatorToFMU: A Python Utility to Support Building Simulation Tool Interoperability
Thierry Nouidui, Michael Wetter
Integration of CFD Simulations in Computational Design for Harnessing the Natural Ventilation Performance of Typical Atrium Spaces in Athens, Greece
Angelos Chronis, Foteini Stefopoulou, Katherine Liapi
An Interactive Visualization Tool for Large-Scale Building Stock Modeling
Eric Wilson, Noel Merket
Visualization of CFD Simulation Results in VR Environment for Design Feedback
Charles Steven Sanchez, Xiaoqin Zhang
Reading and Writing Standardized HVAC Performance Data: An Early Implementation of ASHRAE Standard 205P
Neal Kruis, Charles Barnaby
How to Improve ASHRAE 55 and Make It More Relevant
Andrew Corney, Vladimir Bajic
A Detailed Methodology for Cloud-Based Daylight Analysis
Kerger Truesdell, Andrew Corney, Vladimir Bajic
Integration of Environmental Simulation to Parametric Design Workflow: Thermal Comfort and Daylight
JeeEun Lee, Mingbo Peng, Shin-yi Kwan
Daylighting and Energy Simulation Workflow in Performance-Based Building Simulation Tools
Ladan Ghobad
Integrating CFD with BEM in Early Design Stage to Optimize Design Solutions
Sedighehsadat Mirianhosseinabadi, Mohit Mehta, Jamy Bacchus
An Experimental and Numerical Model of a Solar Facade Prototype with Transparent Insulation and Selective Absorber
Miroslav Čekon, Josef Plášek, Richard Slávik, Tomáš Fečer, Peter Juráś
Model-Based Coupling of Air and Hydronic Systems Operation in a Typical Classroom of a High-Performance Academic Building
Seyed Arman Mottaghi, Rodrigo Mora
Building Integrated Cogeneration System Design Sizing and Analysis for Climate Disruption
Thomas Zakrzewski, Brent Stephens
Advances in Calibration of Building Energy Models to Time Series Data
David Goldwasser, Brian Ball, Amanda Farthing, Stephen Frank, Piljae Im
Experimental Calibration of a One-Dimensional Model for Simulating the Dynamic Thermal Behaviour of Stratified Lakes
Freek Van Riet, Ruben De Wolf, Ivan Verhaert
Modelica Models for Data Center Cooling Systems
Yangyang Fu, Michael Wetter, Wangda Zuo
Calibrated Simulation Modeling for Performance Analysis in BCVTB Platform
Yeo Beom Yoon, Sedighehsadat Mirianhosseinabadi, Suwon Song, Soolyeon Cho
Implications of EPBD Compliant Facade on Primary Cooling Energy Demand in Central Europe: Theory vs. Practice
Javed Iqbal, James Dirkes, Reith Andras
Quantifying the Reduction in Cooling Energy Due to Passive Cooling Techniques for Indian Cities
Arjun Desai, Prasad Vaidya
Deep Energy Retrofit vs Improving Building Intelligence – Danish Case Study
Muhyiddine Jradi, Christian Veje, Bo Nørregaard Jørgensen
Technical and Economic Assessment of a Danish Public School Energy Renovation Using Dynamic Energy Performance Model
Muhyiddine Jradi, Christian Veje, Bo Nørregaard Jørgensen
Effects of Shading on the Energy Consumption of High-Rise Office Buildings in Hong Kong
Cong Yu, Wei Pan
External Shadings Effect on Operating Energy Based on LCEA, Case Study: A Residential Building in Tehran
Nasim Eslamirad, Mohamadjavad Mahdavinejad
Performance Evaluation and Optimization of Ventilated Double Skin Facade in China
Hao Zhou, Chenguang Xiong, Yichun Huang
Development of a Method for Selection of Representative City in a Climate Zone
Mayank Bhatnagar, Jyotirmay Mathur, Vishal Garg, Javed Iqbal
A New Method for Determining Sub-Hourly Solar Radiation from Hourly Data
Timothy McDowell, Samuel Letellier-Duchesne, Michaël Kummert
Energy Model Calibration for Campus Office Buildings
Bo Lin, Zhao Chen
Energy Modeling and Calibration of a Mixed-Use Building with Laboratories, Offices and Classrooms
Liu Liu, Zhengwen Hao, Fuxin Niu, Zheng O'Neill
Calibration of a Building Energy Performance Simulation Model via Monitoring Data
Başak Güçyeter
Energy Modeling of Multi-Storied Residential Buildings – a Manual Calibration Approach
Building Energy Model Calibration: A Case Study Using Computational Fluid Dynamics with Air Leakage Testing and On-Site Weather Data
Tat Fu, Edward Lyon
A Quicker Method for Determining the UA-Value of a Residential Building
Tony Chen
Development of a Baseline Building Model of Auto Service and Repair Shop
Yunyang Ye, Gang Wang, Wangda Zuo, Peilin Yang, Joshi Keya
Modeling Mission Critical Facilities for LEED: Lessons Learned
Kristopher Baker, Xun Jia
Investigating the Impact of Cost-Based and Carbon-Based Renewable Energy Generation and Storage Sizing Strategies on Carbon Emissions for All-Electric Buildings
Rushil Desai, Shivani Shah, Shreshth Nagpal
Peak Load Reduction of District Heating by Control of Indoor Public Swimming Pool
Ok Kim, Michael Dahl Knudsen, Steffen Petersen
Refining Energy Model Data to Develop a Narrative: Guidelines for Effective Visual Communication
Ivan Jose, Caroline Traube, Skander Spies
Ground Source Heat Pump with Horizontal Ground Buried Pipes: Modelling and Optimization with TRNSYS
Gaoyang Hou, Hessam Taherian
Investigation and Evaluation of a Horizontally Bored Geothermal Heat Pump System Used in the Cold Climate of the U.S
Rui Miao, Yao Yu, Rick Audette
Performance of Heat Pump Assisted Building-Integrated Combined Photovoltaic Thermal Solar Collectors (BiPVT) in Cold Climate
Khem Raj Gautam, Grom Bruun Andresen
An Analysis on the Thermal Performance of a Horizontal Earth Tube System
Hoda Barzegar Ganji, Dennis Michael Utzinger, Kevin Renken
Integrating Modeling and Simulation Tools with Learnings from Nature: A Methodology for Form Generation By Emulating the Constructal Law of Nature
Mehdi Azizkhani, Juan-Carlos Baltazar
Evaluating the Multi-Objective Optimization Methodology for Performance-Based Building Design in Professional Practice
Xiaofei Shen, Aman Singhvi, Andrea Mengual, Maria Spastri, Victoria Watson
Using Digitalization for More Reliable and Less Expensive Building Performance Analysis
Christoph Maurer, Helen Rose Wilson, Dragan Curcija, Tilmann Kuhn
Outdoor Comfort Simulation of Complex Architectural Designs: A Review of Simulation Tools from the Designer Perspective
Emanuele Naboni, Coccolo Silvia, Marco Meloni, Jean-Louis Scartezzini
Combined Ontology-Driven and Machine Learning Approach to Monitoring of Building Energy Consumption
Parastoo Delgoshaei, Mohammad Heidarinejad, Mark Austin
A Deep Reinforcement Learning Approach to Using Whole Building Energy Model for HVAC Optimal Control
Zhiang Zhang, Adrian Chong, Yuqi Pan, Chenlu Zhang, Siliang Lu, Khee Poh Lam
Adaptive Multi-Agent Control of HVAC Systems for Residential Demand Response Using Batch Reinforcement Learning
José Vázquez-Canteli, Stepan Ulyanin, Jérôme Kämpf, Zoltán Nagy
Analaysis of a Large-Scale Database for Energy Performance Modeling of Existing Buildings
Hye Gi Kim, Jae Eun Sung, Sun Sook Kim
An Open Science Approach for Building Performance Studies
Steven Firth, Gareth Cole, Tom Kane, Farid Fouchal, Tarek Hassan
Reduced-Order Energy Modeling in Retro-Commissioning: A Case Study of an Academic Building
Saber Khoshdel Nikkho, Jeff Steffensen
Influence of Plug and Process Loads and Occupancy on Ultimate Energy Savings – a New Approach
Roger Chang, Drury Crawley
Optimal Strategy for Demand Charge Reduction in an Office Building under Different Rate Structure
Yuna Zhang, Godfried Augenbroe
A Control-Oriented Building Envelope and HVAC System Simulation Model for a Typical Large Office Building
Sen Huang, Yan Chen, Paul Ehrlich, Draguna Vrabie
A Pseudo-Transient Method for Modeling Flow Networks
Aaron Powers
Challenges and Opportunities in Whole Building Water Modeling
Fred Betz, Lyle Keck
Unpacking Mid-Season Heating Demand in Social Housing
Victoria Aragon, Julian David Quintero, Stephanie Gauthier, Patrick James, Abubakr Bahaj
Dehumidification Strategies and their Applicability Based on Climate and Building Typology
Jagan Pillai, Rushil Desai
Heat and Mass Transfer Analysis of the Micro-Porous Membrane/Phase Change Material Based Energy Recovery Ventilator
Mohammed Salman Mohiuddin, Weihuan Zhao
OpenBuildingControl: Modeling Feedback Control as a Step Towards Formal Design, Specification, Deployment and Verification of Building Control Sequences
Michael Wetter, Jianjun Hu, Milica Grahovac, Brent Eubanks, Philip Haves
Sensitivity of Low-Voltage Grid Impact Indicators to Weather Conditions in Residential District Energy Modeling
Christina Protopapadaki, Dirk Saelens
Characterizing Electric Grid System Benefits of MPC-Based Residential Load Shaping
Robert Cruickshank, Anthony Florita, Gregor Henze, Charles Corbin
Digital Twins for Efficient Modeling and Control of Buildings an Integrated Solution with Scada Systems
Achin Jain, Derek Nong, Truong Nghiem, Rahul Mangharam
A Bluetooth Based Occupancy Detection for Buildings
June Young Park, Thomas Dougherty, Zoltan Nagy
A Test Cell to Infer Thermal Response of Building Components for Model Predictive Control Using Building Automation Sensors
Elizabeth LeRiche, J. McArthur
A Simulation Based Approach for Impact Assessment of Physical Faults: Large Commercial Building HVAC Case Study
Yan Chen, Sen Huang, Draguna Vrabie