eSIM 2018 Conference Proceedings


  • Principal Component Analysis for the ongoing commissioning of northern houses
    Behrad Bezyan, Radu Zmeureanu
  • Machine Learning Recommendations for Control of Complex Building Systems Using Weather Forecasts
    Paul Willem Westermann, Nigel David, Ralph Evins
  • Characterizing smart thermostats’ operation in residential zoned heating systems and their impact on energy saving metrics
    Nilson Henao, Michael Fournier, Sousso Kelouwani
  • Data-Driven Modeling for Thermal Dynamic Analysis of a Low Energy House
    Zequn Wang, Yuxiang Chen
  • Development of Optimal Design Tool for Chilled Water Plants for Commercial Buildings
    Nabil Nassif, Nihal AlRaees, Fouad AlRifaie
  • Variable capacity mini-split air source heat pump model for TRNSYS
    Guillaume St-Onge, Michaël Kummert, Martin Kegel
  • Comparison of iterative-multistep-ahead models for forecasting the supply air flow rate of a HVAC system
    Jason Runge, Mathieu Le Cam, Radu Zmeureanu
  • A pathway for the derivation of control-oriented models for radiant floor applications
    José A. Candanedo, Ali Saberi-Derakhtenjani, Katherine D’Avignon, Andreas K. Athienitis
  • Generator: a stochastic virtual smart meter data generation model for residential building stock characterization
    Adam Neale, Michaël Kummert, Michel Bernier
  • Predicting the Interaction Between Building Integrated Photovoltaics and the Built Environment: Opportunities and Challenges
    Ryan Danks, Goncalo Pedro
  • Towards Multi Building Campus Energy Models Using Quick Surveys and Semi-Automated Model Generation and Calibration Methodologies
    Timur Dogan, Eesha Khanna, Allison Bernett
  • Streamlining meshing methodologies for annual urban CFD simulations
    Timur Dogan, Patrick Kastner
  • An approach to virtual sensing of cooling systems using state-space inverse modelling and gradient descent
    Jayson Bursill, William O’Brien, Ian Beausoleil-Morrison
  • Use of calibrated building performance simulation models in energy auditing
    Ali Dasmeh, H. Burak Gunay
  • Using Building Performance Simulation for Fault Impact Evaluation
    Zixiao Shi, William O’Brien
  • Validation of RC Building Models for Application in Energy and Demand Side Management
    Ryuta Kuniyoshi, Michael Kramer, Manuel Lindauer
  • A Study on the Trade-off between Energy Forecasting Accuracy and Computational Complexity in Lumped Parameter Building Energy Models
    Carlos Andrade-Cabrera, Mattia De Rosa, Dimitrios-Stavros Kapetanakis, Anjukan Kathirgamanathan, Donal Finn
  • Representation of daily profiles of building energy flexibility
    Thibault Quentin Péan, Bismark Torres, Joana Ortiz, Jaume Salom
  • Potential of building thermal mass for energy flexibility in residential buildings: a sensitivity analysis
    Kun Zhang, Michaël Kummert
  • Aggregation of Energy Flexibility of Commercial Buildings
    Anjukan Kathirgamanathan, Killian Murphy, Mattia De Rosa, Eleni Mangina, Donal Patrick Finn
  • Energy flexibility analysis of photovoltaic system with batteries for residential buildings
    Behzad Barzegar Bafrouei, Kun Zhang, Michaël Kummert
  • Control-oriented modelling of stratified storage tanks: an enhanced approach
    Etienne Saloux, José A. Candanedo
  • Calibration bottom-up d’un système CVCA complexe à l’aide de données mesurées
    Mathilde Valentin, Danielle Monfet, Stanislaw Kajl
  • The Potential of Heat Pump Technologies for the Replacement of Rooftop Units in Small Commercial Buildings
    Justin Tamasauskas, Martin Kegel, Jeff Blake
  • Condensing Rooftop Units – A Canadian Cost-Benefit Study
    Daniel Knapp
  • Numerical study on smart dual fuel switching systems in net zero energy homes
    King Tung, Navid Ekrami, Anna Wang, Alan Fung
  • A Proposed Alternative to the BC Energy Step Code Targets
    Remi Charron
  • Testing of HOT2000 version 11 in accordance with ASHRAE Standard 140-2014
    Anil Parekh, Remi Charron, Louise Roux, Simon Poirier
  • Roadmap for Occupant Modelling in Building Codes and Standards
    William O’Brien, Aly Abdelalim, Tareq Abuimara, Ian Beausoleil-Morrison, Juan Sebastián Carrizo, Ryan Danks, Sara Gilani, Burak Gunay, Ted Kesik, Mohamed Ouf
  • Energy efficiency measures for net zero energy ready building code
    Elisabeth Girgis-McEwen, Rizwan Ullah
  • CFD Modeling for Thermal Comfort in an Open Workspace
    Philippe B. Vincent
  • Building Energy Simulation to Assess non-Conditioned Buildings in Equatorial Latitude and High Altitude Regions
    Carlos Naranjo-Mendoza, Francisco Jácome, Paulo Castro, Freddy Ordóñez
  • Applying multi-attribute decision making to identify robust multi-objective design solutions in building design application
    Yin Li, Bruno Lee
  • The energy efficiency improvement of a building in order to achieve a building with net zero consumption
    Alexandra Charles, Wahid Maref, Claudiane Ouellet-Plamondon
  • Modelling Occupants in Buildings: Stakeholders’ Workshop on Current Barriers, Challenges and Needs
    Tareq I. A. Abuimara, William O’Brien, H. Burak Gunay, Aly Abdelalim, Mohamed Ouf, Sara Gilani
  • Assessing the Impact of Changes in Occupants on Design Decision Making
    Tareq I. A. Abuimara, William O’Brien, H. Burak Gunay, Juan Sebastián Carrizo
  • Daylight Simulation for Multi-Unit Residential Buildings: Occupant-Centered Approaches to Assessment
    Terri Peters, Ted Kesik
  • An Approach Towards Achieving Net-Zero Energy Buildings Based on a Stochastic Tenant Model
    Aly A. Abdelalim, William O’Brien
  • Scale Modelling of Ventilative Buildings
    Dahai Qi, Xin Zhang, Cheng Zhang, Andreas Athienitis, Liangzhu Wang
  • Improving the Characterization of Infiltration Parameters in Whole-Building Energy Models Using Component Infiltration Rate Testing
    Cara H. Lozinsky, Marianne F. Touchie
  • The Limitations of Multi-Zone Infiltration Algorithms in Whole-Building Energy Simulation Engines
    Cara H. Lozinsky, Marianne F. Touchie
  • Assessment of Natural Ventilation in a Case Study Building using the Adaptive Thermal Comfort Model
    Frederico Martins de Barros, Rodrigo Mora, Chris Flood
  • A Framework to Improve Occupant Modeling Capabilities in Building Simulation Tools
    Mohamed Ouf, William O’Brien, H Burak Gunay
  • The effect of occupant behaviour on energy consumption in conventional vs. high-performance residential buildings
    Andrew Hicks, Mohamed Ouf, Liam O’Brien, Scott Bucking
  • On the evaluation of occupancy models at various spatial scales
    Sara Gilani, William O’Brien
  • Impact of Stochastic Occupant Profiles on Commercial Energy Use in Toronto
    Juan Sebastián Carrizo, Jennifer Harmer
  • Integrated Hygrothermal and Energy Modelling Methodologies for Heritage Buildings in Cold Climates
    Michael Gutland, Scott Bucking, Mario Santana
  • Impact of Aging Effects on the Effective Conductivity of Foam Insulation: Simulation Results Using Laboratory Characterization Data
    Douglas Belanger, Umberto Berardi
  • Snow/ground reflectivity model for simulating energy use in buildings
    Luminita Dumitrascu, Ian Beausoleil-Morrison
  • Impact des plantes sur les charges d’un espace d’agriculture intégré au bâtiment : Implantation d’un modèle de plantes
    Marie-Hélène Talbot, Danielle Monfet
  • Implementation of occupant models in EnergyPlus through an OpenStudio measure
    Burak Gunay, William O’Brien
  • An open data science approach for building performance studies using refitXML and Jupyter Notebooks
    Steven K Firth, Gareth Cole, Tom Kane, Farid Fouchal, Tarek M Hassan
  • BIM to BEM translation workflows and their challenges: a case study using a detailed BIM model
    Haily Fernald, Seungyeon Hong, Liam O’Brien, Scott Bucking
  • pygfunction: an open-source toolbox for the evaluation of thermal response factors for geothermal borehole fields
    Massimo Cimmino
  • Summer window use behaviour in air-conditioned condominiums
    Ruth Tamas, William O’Brien, Burak Gunay
  • Calibration d’un modèle énergétique et analyse économique de mesures de conservation d’énergie d’une serre communautaire à Montréal
    Frédéric Léveillé-Guillemette, Danielle Monfet
  • Using Multiple Linear Regression to Estimate Building Retrofit Energy Reductions
    Wesley Bowley, Paul Westermann, Ralph Evins
  • Monitoring, surdimensionnement et optimisation des systèmes CVCA existants
    Magdalena Stanescu, Stanislaw Kajl, Louis Lamarche, Abdelkader Mekhissi
  • Pollutant Dispersion in a Two-dimensional Street Canyons Using Semi-Lagrangian (FFD) Approach and Zero Equation Turbulence Model
    Zahra Jandaghian, Mohammad Mortezazadeh Dorostkar, Leon Wang
  • Quantification of high temporal and spatial scale GHG emissions from electricity generation: method and case study
    Maxime St-Jacques
  • Cost-effective design of net-zero energy and GHG buildings using parametric whole building energy simulations
    Jeanie Chan, Andrea Frisque, Randy Irwin, Eric Dunford
  • Investigating the Thermal Performance of Expanded Polystyrene as a Function of Core Temperature using Static and Dynamic Thermal Conductivity Values
    Tyler Kenneth Ulmer, Alex Hayes, Brock Conley, Christopher Baldwin, Cynthia Ann Cruickshank
  • Modelling PCM-Enhanced Building Components in Residential Buildings: A Case Study
    Mohd Hedayatullah Mobeen, Miroslava Kavgic, Ali Al-Janabi
  • The Effect of Roof Heat Capacity on Heat Gain in Different External Conditions
    Milad Mahmoodzadeh, Rouhollah Fatehi