BSA 2015 (Bozen-Bolzano, Italy) Conference Proceedings

Proceedings of BSA 2015, the Second IBPSA-Italy conference on “Building Simulation Applications”, 04-06.02.2015, held at the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano

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Table of Content

Common fallacies in representation of occupants in building performance simulation
Ardeshir Mahdavi

The importance of software’s and weather file’s choice in dynamic daylight simulations
Laura Bellia, Alessia Pedace, Francesca Fragliasso

Outdoor Comfort: the ENVI-BUG tool to evaluate PMV values point by point
Kristian Fabbri, Antonello Di Nunzio, Ernesto Antonini, Andrea Boeri

Aspects of uncertainty in representation of occupants’ diversity in building performance simulation
Ardeshir Mahdavi, Farhang Tahmasebi

Prediction of vertical irradiance on building surfaces: an empirical comparison of two models
Ehsan Vazifeh, Matthias Schuss, Ardeshir Mahdavi

Improving energy efficiency through the optimization of buildings’ operational regime: simulation based case studies
Farhang Tahmasebi,Mahnameh Taheri, Matthias Schuss, Ardeshir Mahdavi

Performance evaluation towards improved BiPV-Systems – Simulation of BiPV-systems installed on existing building facades using TRNSYS
Sascha Lindig, David Moser, Stefano Avesani, Roberto Lollini

Appraising the effects of window opening behaviour in an office building in different climates
Sara Torabi Moghadam, Federica Soncini, Valentina Fabi, Stefano P. Corgnati

Prediction of the Sound Insulation of Double Leaf Facades with Openings for Natural Ventilation
Egzon Bajraktari, Josef Lechleitner, Ardeshir Mahdavi

Influence of varying mix proportions on thermal performance of soil-cement blocks
Balaji N.C, Praseeda K. I., Monto Mani, Venkatarama Reddy B. V

Achieving High-Performance Building Design in the Tropics through Modelling and Simulation: A case study in Singapore
Bharath Seshadri, Zhou Jian, Vincent Partenay, Priya Pawar, Adrian Lamano

Modelling, testing and optimization of a MVHR combined with a small-scale speed controlled exhaust air heat pump
Fabian Ochs, Dietmar Siegele, Georgios Dermentzis, Wolfgang Feist

BIM and interoperability for energy simulations
Bernardino Chiaia, Sanaz Davardoust , Anna Osello, Niccolò Aste, Manlio Mazzon

Urban heat island in Padua, Italy: simulation analysis and mitigation strategies
Luca Battistella, Marco Noro

Multi-zone buildings thermo-hygrometric analysis: a novel dynamic simulation code based on adaptive control
Annamaria Buonomano, Umberto Montanaro, Adolfo Palombo, Stefania Santini

Energy simulation in early stage building design: simplified models and impact on results
Marco Picco, Marco Marengo

The Solar Response Factor for the dynamic response of buildingsto solar heat gains
Gianpiero Evola, Luigi Marletta

Comparison of energy simulations for a residential unit: a rapid method for an integrated decision tool
Alberto Beltrami, Marco Picco, Marco Marengo

Thermal modelling of complex fenestration systems – Comparison of a BSDF-based model with simplified approaches
Hauer Martin, Geisler-Moroder David, Hiller Marion

A new climate-based daylight metric for hot climates
Islam Ayman Mashaly, Yussra Mohamed Rashed, Muhammad Adel, Khaled Nassar

The effect of vegetation on daylight availability
Islam Ayman Mashaly, Yussra Mohamed Rashed, Muhammad Adel, Khaled Nassar

Solar assisted ground source heat pump performance assessment for residential energy supply in southern European climates
Natale Arcuri, Francesco Reda, Pasquale Loiacono , Domenico Mazzeo

Energy consumption of buildings and occupant behavior. An investigation in Mediterranean climatic conditions
Piero Bevilacqua, Cristina Carpino, Dafni Mora, Marilena De Simone

Energy retrofit and conservation of built heritage using multi-objective optimization: demonstration on a medieval building
Francesca Roberti, Ulrich Filippi Oberegger, Elena Lucchi, Andrea Gasparella

Energy performances of a passive house for Mediterranean climate:a case study
Cristina Carpino, Piero Bevilacqua, Roberto Bruno, Natale Arcuri

Building simulation based optimization through design of experiments
Jay Dhariwal, Rangan Banerjee

A verification of CitySim results using the BESTEST and monitored consumption values
Walter Emmanuel, Kämpf Jérôme

Integrated design and dynamic simulation for a new zero energy building
Dama Alessandro, Angelotti Adriana, Penso Davide

A parametric approach to design a wooden climatic responsive village in Atacama Desert (Chile)
Francesco Leccese, Alessandro Mattoccia, Michele Rocca, Rodrigo Rubio, Giacomo Salvadori

Energy Saving Exploiting Light Availability: A New Method to Evaluate Daylight Contribution
Claudio Campanile, Francesco Leccese, Michele Rocca, Giacomo Salvadori

Estimation of the water flow rate and energy consumption of a central heating system in an office building using system identification
Daniele Antonucci, Federico Noris, Ulrich Filippi Oberegger, Andrea Gasparella

Comparison between hourly simulation and bin-method for the seasonal performance evaluation of electric air-source heat pumps for heating
Claudia Naldi, Matteo Dongellini, Gian Luca Morini, Enzo Zanchini

Cost optimal and net zero energy office buildings solutions using small scale biomass -based cogeneration technologies
Ayman Mohamed, Ala Hasan, Kai Sirén

Integrated performance simulation of an innovative net zero energy modular building
Francesco Fantauzzi, Paolo Belardi, Francesco Asdrubali, Samuele Schiavoni, Sara Sambuco

Study of the energy performance of a retrofitting office
Paolo Valdiserri

Coupling dynamic energy and daylighting simulations for complex fenestration systems
Giuseppe De Michele, Ulrich Filippi Oberegger, Luca Baglivo

Simulation experiences for the thermal performance improvement of naturally ventilated classroom in the tropics of Costa Rica
Emily Vargas Soto, Gerardo Saelzer Fuica

A new computational model: G.E.A.R. Graphical Expert Analytical Relations
Martino Marini, Roberto Baccoli, Costantino Carlo Mastino, Valerio Da Pos, Zoltán Tóth

A new simulation tool for the evaluation of energy performances of green roofs
Domenico Mazzeo, Piero Bevilacqua, Marilena De Simone, Natale Arcuri

A holistic method for energy renovation of buildings: focus on users’ involvement
Giulia Degan, Carsten Rode, Daniele Vettorato, Marco Castagna

The role of user behavior modeling on the energy performance simulations
Marco Aldegheri, Alessandro Prada, Paolo Baggio, Michela Chiogna

Application of Building Simulation to support ISO 50001 Energy Management: Case study of Fiumicino Airport
Luis M. Blanes, Andrea Costa , Marcus M. Keane

Dynamic simulation and on-site monitoring of a combined solar and pellet system in a low energy house
Elisa Carlon, Alessandro Prada, Markus Schwarz, Christoph Schmidl, Marco Baratieri, Andrea Gasparella, Walter Haslinger

A parametric design-based methodology to visualize building performance at the neighborhood scale
Giuseppe Peronato, Emilie Nault, Francesca Cappelletti, Fabio Peron, Marilyne Andersen

Exploring the occupancy behaviour and perception in an office building
Livia Seres, Ulrich J. Pont, Matthias Schuss, Ardeshir Mahdavi

Window shades: selecting optical properties for visual comfort
Ying-Chieh Chan, Athanasios Tzempelikos

ProCasaClima 2013: CasaClima building simulation software
Matteo Rondoni, Ulrich Santa, Ulrich Klammsteiner, Martina Demattio, Mariadonata Bancher, Alexander Told, Thomas Zelger

Graphic and parametric tools for preliminary design stage of natural ventilation systems
Margherita Ferrucci, Maurizio Brocato, Fabio Peron, Francesca Cappelletti

Advancement in the development of an Open Source Object Oriented BPSt: development methodology
Livio Mazzarella, Martina Pasini

A methodology to integrate advanced lighting and thermal analyses for building energy si mulation
Silvia Cammarano, Anna Pellegrino, Valerio R. M. Lo Verso, Chiara Aghemo

BIM-generated data models for EnergyPlus: A comparison of gbXML and IFC Formats
Ira Ivanova, Kristina Kiesel, Ardeshir Mahdavi

Passive solutions for the optimization of the indoor environmental quality: a case study
Fabio Sicurella, Perla Colamesta

Modelling of domestic fine particles indoor exposure, its main sources and potential mitigation measures: the case of Beijing
Sandra Stefanovic, Žarko Stevanovic

Application of aerogel-based plaster towards thermal retrofit of historical facades: A computational assessment
Olga Proskurnina, Ulrich J. Pont, Miroslawa Kornicki, Ardeshir Mahdavi

Long-term and spatial evaluation of the integrated performance of a window-shade system in an open space office located in Rome
Anna Maria Atzeri, Francesca Cappelletti, Athanasios Tzempelikos, Andrea Gasparella

Energy cost and discount rate influence on the optimal packages of energy efficiency measures
Vincenzo Corrado, Ilaria Ballarini, Ilenia Ottati, Simona Paduos

Energy building retrofitting of a multifamily house: a case study
Chiara Dipasquale, Roberto Fedrizzi, Diego Bertesina, Alessandro Bellini

The use of biomass in the building renovation: a cost-optimal perspective analysis
Enrico De Angelis, Giorgio Pansa, Martina Cereda

Passive cooling strategies in the refurbishment of Mediterranean buildings: simulation analysis of thermal mass and natural ventilation combination
Filippo Calcerano, Carlotta Cecchini

Daylighting optimization for informal settlements in Cairo, Egypt
Ayman Wagdy, Ahmed Abdelghany, Mohamed Amer Hegazy

CFD vs. lumped models applied to HAM: a comparison between HAM-Tools and Comsol
Amos Ronzino, Vincenzo Corrado, Maximilian Neusser, Thomas Bednar

Optimizing Window size of South Facades in Tehran City and the Environmental Impacts
Fazel Khayatian, Seyed Amin Tabatabaei Fard, Maryam Meshkin Kiya

Analysis of energy efficiency measures on envelope and control systems: case study for an existing building
Giovanni Semprini, Alessandro Gober, Francesca Zandi

Robustness of multi-objective optimization of building refurbishment to solar radiation model
Alessandro Prada, Giovanni Pernigotto, Francesca Cappelletti, Andrea Gasparella

The impact of thermal comfort in multi-objective optimization of buildings refurbishment
Paola Penna, Alessandro Prada, Francesca Cappelletti, Andrea Gasparella

A multi-objective optimization analysis on high-performance buildings connected to district heating-CHP system
Dario Prando, Alessandro Prada, Fabian Ochs, Andrea Gasparella, Marco Baratieri

Experimental characterization of the dynamic thermal properties of opaque elements under dynamic periodic solicitation
Giovanni Pernigotto, Alessandro Prada, Francesco Patuzzi,Marco Baratieri, Andrea Gasparella

Re-thinking of energy consumption classification by the patterns of occupant behaviour: a conceptual framework
Gülsu Ulukavak Harputlugil, Timuçin Harputlugil