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eSIM 2016 Conference Proceedings

  • A case study in energy modeling of an energy efficient building with gas driven absorption heat pump system in eQuest
    Altamash Baig and Alan Fung
  • A CFD study of natural convection inside a BIPV/T system
    Derek Roeleveld, Rakesh Kumar, David Naylor, Alan Fung
  • A combined heating and cooling system for a solar community with borehole thermal storage
    Farzin Rad and Alan Fung
  • A comparison of electricity “smart meter” data with high resolution measured residential electricity loads
    Dane George and Lukas G. Swan
  • A detailed model of multi-storey double skin facades with integrated photovoltaic panels
    Zissis Ioannidis, Annamaria. Buonomano, Andreas Athienitis , Ted Stathopoulos
  • A fast and accurate CFD solver for indoor airflow
    Mohammad Mortezazadeh Dorostkar and Liangzhu (Leon) Wang
  • A new algorithm for sensors verification and correction in air handling units
    Nunzio Cotrufo and Radu Zmeureanu
  • A toolkit for developing data-driven occupant behaviour and presence models
    H. Burak Gunay, William O’Brien, Ian Beausoleil-Morrison
  • A Web-based interactive 3D visualization Tool for geospatial data
    Zixiao Shi, William O’Brien, Aly Abdelalim
  • An annual model of a solar hydrogen energy storage system
    Brendan McCormick, Stephen J. Harrison, Jon G. Pharoah
  • An improved numerical method for predicting snow melting on photovoltaic panels
    Ali Rahmatmand, Stephen J. Harrison, Patrick Oosthuizen
  • ASHRAE’s zero-net energy challenge – lessons learned
    Liam Buckley and Nathan Kegel
  • Assessment of green roof energy savings compared to conventional roof
    Ghassem Heidarinejad and Arash Esmaili
  • Building zone fault detection with Kalman filter-based methods
    Zixiao Shi, William O’Brien, H.Burak Gunay
  • Building-integrated PCM-TES for peak load reduction
    Vasken Dermardiros and Andreas Athienitis
  • Calibration of EnergyPlus HVAC models using optimization
    Gilbert Larochelle Martin, Danielle Monfet, HervŽ-Franck Nouanegue, Simon Sansreret, Karine Lavigne
  • CFD modeling of wind-driven rain wetting of building facade
    Ali Khalilzadeh. Hua Ge, Hoi Dick Ng
  • Climate change in Canada: impacts on building energy use intensity
    Nathan Kegel
  • Comparison of different mechanical systems models for a passive solar greenhouse with two thermal zones
    FrŽdŽric LŽveillŽ-Guillemette and Danielle Monfet
  • Design and simulation workflow of an office building in New Delhi, India
    Karno Widjaja, Huishan He, Rufei Wang, Palak Gadodia
  • Detecting occupants’ presence in office spaces: a case study
    H. Burak Gunay, Anthony Fuller, William O’Brien, Ian Beausoleil-Morrison
  • Developing and testing a new course for teaching the fundamentals of building performance simulation
    Ian Beausoleil-Morrison and Christina Hopfe
  • Development of a simplified model for analyzing a heating system with STES and investigation into the effects of component efficiency on economic and environmental aspects
    Stuart Self, Seama Koohi-Fayegh, Marc A. Rosen, Bale V. Reddy
  • Development of a thermal model for thermal mass coupled with hybrid ventilation in an institutional building
    Sophie Yuan, Andreas Athienitis, Yuxiang Chen, Jiwu Rao
  • Development of optimization methodology for increased energy efficiency of PV integrated curtain wall systems
    Mohamed Elsayed and Caroline Hachem-Vermette
  • Dynamic effect of thermal bridges on the energy performance of residential buildings in BC
    Fuad Baba and Hua Ge
  • Dynamic performance of a forced convective direct storage system using water and PCMs for low temperature applications HebatAllah Teamah, Marilyn Lightstone, James Cotton
  • Empirical model of a 11 kW (nominal cooling) R134a water-water heat pump
    SŽbastien Brideau, Ian Beausoleil-Morrison, Micha‘l Kummert
  • Energy analysis of solar chimney assisted solarium with semi-transparent photovoltaic system Afrooz Ravanfar, Hua Ge, Zaiyi Liao
  • Energy flow analysis on a multi-zonal building scale using Sankey diagrams
    Aly Abdelalim, Zixiao Shi, William O’Brien
  • Energy optimization of an existing building based on a neural network and a genetic algorithm Johannes Maderspacher, Philipp Geyer, Thomas Auer, Werner Lang
  • Energy performance for ASHRAE 90.1 baselines for a variety of Canadian climates and building types Randy Irwin, Jeanie Chan, Andrea Frisque
  • Enviro-economic comparison of district energy systems using natural gas and waste energy resources Behnaz Rezaie, Bale V. Reddy, Marc A. Rosen
  • Evaluation of liquid desiccant and water membrane systems for heating and humidification in cold-dry climates Ahmed Abdel-Salam and Carey J. Simonson
  • Evaluation of source net-zero performance for community-scale retrofit photovoltaic systems in Canadian locations Adam Wills, Ian Beausoleil-Morrison, Ismet Ugursal
  • Evaluation of the design length of vertical geothermal boreholes using annual simulations combined with Genopt Mohammadamin Ahmadfard, Michel Bernier, Micha‘l Kummert
  • Evaluation of thermal bridges in vacuum insulation panel assemblies through steady state testing in a guarded hot box
    Brock Conley and Cynthia A. Cruikshank
  • Green roof retrofits: combined simulations to assess the outdoor microclimate benefits and the energy savings
    Umberto Berardi
  • High-resolution residential electricity use data for improved realism in building energy simulations Alain Joseph, Willem Paynter, James Thomson
  • HVAC control and demand management development using smart predictive operational strategies Nima Alibabaei, Alan Fung, Kaamran Taahemifar, Farah Mohammadi, Xavier Fernando
  • Hybrid solar ground-source heat pump case study using TRNSYS
    Lam Dang, Wey Leong, Alan Fung
  • Impact of including pre-defined objects on high resolution assessments
    Jon Hand
  • Intelligent control of hybrid cooling for telecommunication base stations
    Jiaqiang Wang, Quan Zhang, Yuebin Yu
  • Investigation of design strategies for improved energy performance in supermarkets: a case study Anders MacGregor and Caroline Hachem-Vermette
  • Is heat recovery cost effective in Canadian commercial buildings?
    Daniel Knapp
  • Method for validation of statistical energy models
    Miroslava Kavgic, Trent Hilliard, Lukas Swan, Zheng Qin
  • Model validation of a residential solar thermal combisystem
    Anthony Rey and Radu Zmeureanu
  • Modeling of a solar driven liquid desiccant air-conditioner equipped with desiccant storage Chris McNevin and Stephen J. Harrison
  • Modeling of photovoltaic, solar thermal, and photovoltaic/thermal domestic hot water systems Jonathan Berger and Stephen J. Harrison
  • Modeling, design and control of rooftop greenhouses equipped with semi-transparent photovoltaics James Bambara and Andreas Athienitis
  • ModŽlisation et simulation de puits gŽothermiques en sŽrie pour stockage saisonnier
    Corentin Lecomte and Michel Bernier
  • Modelling for daylight autonomy for LEED V4 – implications for cities in northern latitudes
    Marc Trudeau, Charling Li, Andrea Frisque
  • Multi-criteria assessment of a mixed-mode ventilated office building
    M. Mahdi Salehi, Ghazal Ebrahimi, W. Kendal Bushe, Hadi Dowlatabadi
  • Multiple-inlet BIPV/T: modelling and design including wind effects
    Efstratios Dimitrios Rounis, Andreas Athienitis, Theodore Stathopoulos
  • Natural ventilation of attics coupled with BIPV/T in arctic climates
    Ahmad Kayello, Andreas Athienitis, Hua Ge
  • Numerical and experimental analysis of a demand-side heat exchanger for domestic hot water heating
    Kristen Jaczko and Stephen J. Harrison
  • Numerical parametric analysis of hybrid thermal energy storage system using phase change materials (PCMs) under indirect sequential charging and discharging
    Mohamed Abdelsalam, James Cotton and Marilyn Lightstone
  • Occupant behaviour diversity modelling and its applications
    William O’Brien and H. Burak Gunay
  • PCM-water thermal storage for BIPV/T + ASHP
    Peter Dash and Alan Fung
  • Potential for virtual daylight sensor using daylight simulation and high-resolution measurement of solar radiation
    Sara Gilani and William O’Brien
  • Practical building energy simulation applications
    Ralph Culham
  • Prediction of thermal comfort, IAQ, and energy consumption in a dense occupancy environment with the under floor air distribution system
    Ghassem Heidarinejad, Mohammad Hassan Fathollahzadeh, Hadi Pasdarshahri
  • Retrofit measures to approach net zero energy status for the Canadian housing stock: air to water heat pump + PV
    S. Rasoul Asaee, V. Ismet Ugursal, Ian Beausoleil-Morrison
  • Sensitivity of the solar heat gain coefficient of complex fenestration systems to the indoor convection coefficient
    S,S,M. Foroushani, John Wright, David Naylor
  • Short term forecasting of the electric demand of HVAC system
    Mathieu Le Cam, Radu Zmeureanu, Ahmed Daoud
  • Simplified Model For Sizing and Characterizing Natural Convection Heat Exchanger Systems Nicholas Cramp and Stephen J. Harrison
  • Solar energy potential for commercial building facade retrofit
    Edvinas Bigaila, Caroline Hachem-Vermette, Mohamed El-Sayed, Andreas K. Athienitis
  • Steady-state modelling of falling film drain water heat recovery efficiency using rated data Ramin Manouchehri and Michael Collins
  • Stockage thermique rŽsidentiel par puits gŽothermiques
    Pauline Brischoux et Michel Bernier
  • Teaching a building simulation course at the graduate level
    Michel Bernier, Micha‘l Kummert, Simon Sansregret, Denis Bourgeois, Didier Thevenard
  • The effect of hourly primary energy factors on optimal net-zero energy building design
    Scott Bucking, Vasken Dermardiros, Andreas Athienitis
  • The importance of thermal mass in predictive control. Case study: a zone with floor heating and a chilled beam
    Anastasios Papachristou and Andreas Athienitis
  • The influence of passive features on building energy demands for space heating and cooling
    Aylin Ozkan, Ted Kesik, William O’Brien
  • Urban solar reflection identification, simulation, analysis and mitigation: learning from case studies
    Ryan Danks and Joel Good
  • Use of heat from a snow melting installation in a parking lot surface as a heat regeneration source for underground heat storage via borehole heat exchangers
    Tomasz Sliwa, Marc A. Rosen, Marek Poniedzialek
  • User interface for atrium daylight and thermal performance
    Mahsan Mohsenin
  • Using building simulation software to quantify the savings of a model predictive control implementation
    Trent Hilliard, Lukas Swan, Miroslava Kavgic, Zheng Qin, Simon DeWolf
  • Using TRNSYS Types 4, 60 and 534 to model residential cold thermal storage units using water and water/glycol solutions
    Christopher Baldwin and Cynthia A. Cruikshank
  • Validating a simplified PV model against TRNSYS model
    Danilo Yu, Ragnheidur Gudmundsdottir, RŽmi Catteau, Raghad Kamel, Alan Fung, Farahnaz Mohammadi, Kaamran Raahemifar
  • Validation of computational fluid dynamics (CFD) modeling of airflow infiltration through building entrance doors
    Sherif Goubran, Dahai Qi, Wael F. Saleh, Liangzhu (Leon) Wang, Radu Zmeureanu