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Proceedings of BSO Conference 2016: Third Conference of IBPSA-England


Teaching Building Performance Simulation: Ever Done An Autopsy?

Ian Beausoleil-Morrison, Christina J Hopfe

Abstract: In previous papers we have presented a continuous learning cycle that includes exposure to theories and the application of tools from the start for effectively teaching BPS and we have described the course we have developed based upon this cycle. The important role played by the simulation autopsy in this cycle is the focus of the current paper. This is accomplished by examining the teaching methods we use for 2 of our course’s 15 topics: determining the distribution of solar heat gains to internal building surfaces, and predicting solar irradiance on external building surfaces.
Pages: 522 - 529