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Proceedings of Building Simulation 2011: 12th Conference of IBPSA


Value of building simulation in sport facilities operation

Andrea Costa, Garay Raymond Sterling, Thomas Messervey

Abstract: This paper presents a novel methodology that aims at optimising energy flows and HVAC control in Sport and Recreation Buildings. The proposed methodology integrates the use of building simulation and artificial neural networks to support better operation of Sport facilities, which are unique in terms of variable energy demand profiles and complex environmental conditions. The overall methodology is presented in conjunction with a demonstration case study. A procedure for swimming pool simulation is also tested within the case study work.
Pages: 664 - 671