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Proceedings from 2014

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A New Model for the Analysis of Performance in Evacuated Tube Solar Collectors, Ahmed Aboulmagd, Andrea Padovan, Rejane De Césaro Oliveski, and Davide Del Col

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Model Predictive Control and Fault Detection and Diagnostics of a Building Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning System, Veronica Adetola, Sorin Bengea, Keunmo Kang, Anthony Kelman, Francesco Leonardi, Pengfei Li, Teems Lovett, Soumik Sarkar, and Sergey Vichik

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Deploying and Testing Integrated Design Roadmaps for Advanced Energy Retrofits, Kristen Albee, Franca Trubiano, and Meghan Brennan

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Selection of Representative Buildings through Preliminary Cluster Analysis, Rigoberto Arambula Lara, Francesca Cappelletti, Piercarlo Romagnoni, and Andrea Gasparella

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Assessment Of Long-Term Visual And Thermal Comfort And Energy Performance In Open-Space Offices With Different Shading Devices, Anna Maria Atzeri, Francesca Cappelletti, Andrea Gasparella, Hui Shen, and Athanasios Tzempelikos

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A Heuristic Supply Air Temperature Reset Strategy for VAV Systems Employing Variable-Capacity DX Cooling Equipment, Jie Cai and James E. Braun

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Simulation of Model-based Predictive Control Applied to a Solar-assisted Cold Climate Heat Pump System, Jose Candanedo and Vahid R. Dehkordi

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Analysis of IAQ Based on Modeling of Building Envelope Coupled with CFD&HT Room Airflow, Roser Capdevila, Oriol Lehmkuhl, Joaquim Rigola, López Joan, and Assensi Oliva

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Low Energy Houses Heated By Biomass Boilers: Optimization Of The Heating System Control Strategy By Means Of Dynamic Simulation, Elisa Carlon, Markus Schwarz, Matteo Rimoldi, Laszlo Golicza, Vijay Kumar Verma, Alessandro Prada, Christoph Schmidl, Marco Baratieri, Andrea Gasparella, and Walter Haslinger

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Solar Optical Properties of Roller Shades: Modeling Approaches, Measured Results and Impact on Energy Use and Visual Comfort, Ying-Chieh Chan, Athanasios Tzempelikos, and Brent Protzman

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Effects of Fixed and Motorized Window Louvers on the Daylighting and Thermal Performance of Open-Plan Office Buildings, Yuxiang Chen, Samson Yip, and Andreas Athienitis

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Heat Release Rate of an Open Kitchen Fire of Small Residential Units in Tall Buildings, W.K. Chow

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On the Energy Performance Design of a Skilled Nursing Facility Building, Giovanni Curculacos, Gianluca Turchetto, Ugo Mazzali, Fabio Peron, Piercarlo Romagnoni, Francesca Cappelletti, Fred Bauman, and Massimiliano Scarpa

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Experimental Fire Studies on Load Bearing Steel Structures with Common Protective Coatings Used in China, Xue Dong, W.K. Chow, and Nai-Kong Fong

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The Contribution Of Occupancy Behavior To Energy Consumption In Low Income Residential Buildings, Yifei Duan and Bing Dong

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Rare Event Analysis of High Dimensional Building Operational Data Using Data Mining Techniques, Cheng Fan, Fu Xiao, and Shengwei Wang

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Improving HVAC Performance Through Spatiotemporal Analysis of Building Thermal Behavior, Michael Vincent Georgescu and Igor Mezic

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Smart Grid Energy Flexible Buildings Through The Use Of Heat Pumps In The Belgian Context, Emeline Georges, Gabrielle Masy, Clara Verhelst, Vincent Lemort, and Philippe André

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Energy Conservation Potential By Optimization Of Air Flow Rate Of Mechanical Ventilation, Bing Gu, Joerg Schmid, and Michael Schmidt

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Comparative Analysis on Energy Consumption of Commercial Buildings Based on Sub-metered Data, Mingjin Guo, Jianjun Xia, Qi Shen, and Le Yang

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Microgrids for Improving Manufacturing Energy Efficiency, Terance J. Harper, William J. Hutzel, Athula Kulatunga, J. Christopher Foreman, and Aaron L. Adams

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Integrating Li-Fi Wireless Communication and Energy Harvesting Wireless Sensor for Next Generation Building Management, Qian Huang, Xiaohang Li, and Mark Shaurette

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A State-Space Modeling Approach and Subspace Identification Method for Predictive Control of Multi-Zone Buildings with Mixed-Mode Cooling, Jianjun Hu and Panagiota Karava

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Application of Near-Optimal Tower Control and Free Cooling on the Condenser Water Side for Optimization of Central Cooling Systems, Rita Cristina Jaramillo, James E. Braun, and W. Travis Horton

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Techno-Economic Analysis of Heat Pump and Cogeneration Systems for a High Performance Midrise Apartment in the Canadian Climate, Martin Kegel, Justin Tamasauskas, Roberto Sunye, and Daniel Giguere

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A Novel Human Machine Interface for Advanced Building Controls and Diagnostics, Ritesh Khire, Francesco Leonardi, Paul Quimby, and Soumik Sarkar

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Impact Of Solar Irradiance Data On MPC Performance Of Multizone Buildings, Donghun Kim, Lucas Witmer, Jeffrey R. S. Brownson, and James E. Braun

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Energy Savings Potential of Passive Chilled Beam System as a Retrofit Option for Commercial Buildings in Different Climates, Janghyun Kim, James E. Braun, and Athanasios Tzempelikos

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Daylight Glare Probability Measurements And Correlation With Indoor Illuminances In A Full-Scale Office With Dynamic Shading Controls, Iason Konstantzos and Athanasios Tzempelikos

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Design of a Heat Pump Assisted Solar Thermal System, Kyle G. Krockenberger, John M. DeGrove, William J. Hutzel, and J. Christopher Foreman

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Performance analysis of an energy efficient building prototype by using TRNSYS, Kun Lai, Wen Wang, and Harry Giles

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A Study on the Fire Safety Issues for Large Window Openings in Supertall Residential Buildings in Hong Kong, K.W. Lau and W.K. Chow

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Fluiglass - Façade Elements for Active Solar Control for High-Rise Buildings, Anne Liebold, Daniel Oppliger, Daniel Gstöhl, Tobias Menzi, and Stefan Bertsch

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Experimental Demonstration of Model Predictive Control in a Medium-Sized Commercial Building, Pengfei Li, Dapeng Li, Draguna Vrabie, Sorin Bengea, and Stevo Mijanovic

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Modeling And Predictive Control Of High Performance Buildings With Distributed Energy Generation And Thermal Storage, Siwei Li and Panagiota Karava

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Informed Building Retrofit based on Simulation and Data Analysis, Dong Luo, Tiejun Wu, Jinliang Wang, and Timothy Wagner

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Optimal Design of Renewable Energy Systems in Low/Zero Energy Buildings, Yuehong Lu and Shengwei Wang

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Energy Simulation And Optimized Retrofit Practices Applied To A Real Dwelling, Giulia Marinello, Stephen L. Caskey, Eric J. Bowler, and Eckhard A. Groll

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Optimal Chiller and Thermal Energy Storage Design for Building HVAC Systems, David I. Mendoza-Serrano and Donald J. Chmielewski

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Experimental Study on Extremum Seeking Control for Efficient Operation of Air-side Economizer, Baojie Mu, Yaoyu Li, and John E. Seem

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Energy Modeling of a Botanical Air Filter, Daniel W. Newkirk, William J. Hutzel, Michael Dana, and Ming Qu

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An Inexpensive Retrofit Technology for Reducing Peak Power Demand in Small and Medium Commercial Buildings, James Nutaro, Teja Kuruganti, David Fugate, and Michael Starke

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Uncertainty Analysis of a Heavily Instrumented Building at Different Scales of Simulation, George Ostrouchov, Joshua New, Jibonananda Sanyal, and Pragneshkumar Patel

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Enhancing the Energy and Non-Energy Performance of Existing Buildings: a Multi-Objective Approach, Paola Penna, Alessandro Prada, Francesca Cappelletti, and Andrea Gasparella

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Development Of Sets Of Simplified Building Models For Building Simulation, Giovanni Pernigotto, Alessandro Prada, Andrea Gasparella, and Jan L. M. Hensen

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Effect of Solar Radiation Model on the Predicted Energy Performance of Buildings, Alessandro Prada, Giovanni Pernigotto, Paolo Baggio, Andrea Gasparella, and Ardeshir Mahdavi

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Robustness of Multi-Objective Optimization of Building Refurbishment to Suboptimal Weather Data, Alessandro Prada, Giovanni Pernigotto, Francesca Cappelletti, Andrea Gasparella, and Jan L. M. Hensen

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Enhanced Performance Buildings Connected to District Heating Systems: Multi-Objective Optimisation Analysis, Dario Prando, Alessandro Prada, Fabian Ochs, Andrea Gasparella, and Marco Baratieri

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Distributed Model Predictive Control for building HVAC systems: A Case Study, Vamsi Kalyan Putta, Donghun Kim, Jie Cai, Jianghai Hu, and James E. Braun

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Influence Of Building Zoning On Annual Energy Demand, Lisa Rivalin, Dominique Marchio, Pascal Stabat, Marcello Caciolo, and Benoit Cogné

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Stochastic Model Predictive Control of Mixed-mode Buildings Based on Probabilistic Interactions of Occupants With Window Blinds, Seyed Amir Sadeghi and Panagiota Karava

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The Effect Of Seasonal Variation On Thermal Performance Of Horizontal Slinky-Loop Ground Heat Exchanger, Salsuwanda Selamat and Akio Miyara

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Development of a Façade Retrofit Performance Guide Using Climate-based Analysis Including Dynamic Façade Systems, Hui Shen, Ying-Chieh Chan, and Athanasios Tzempelikos

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A Global Method for Efficient Synchronized Shading Control Using the “Effective Daylight” Concept, Hui Shen and Athanasios Tzempelikos

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A Review of Thermal Analysis on Novel Roofing Systems, Yuanpei Song and Ming Qu

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Integration of Photovoltaics into Building Energy Usage through Advanced Control of Rooftop Unit, Michael Starke, James Nutaro, Teja Kuruganti, and David Fugate

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A Study on a New Performance Rating Approach for a Multi-Split (VRF) Air-Conditioning System, Xiaogen Su and Qiang Liu

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Study of Unsteady State Thermal Characteristics of Homogeneous and Composite Walls of Building and Insulating Materials for Passive Cooling, Ashok Babu Puttaranga Setty Talanki and S Saboor

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Annual Performance Of A Solar Assisted Heat Pump Using Ice Slurry As A Latent Storage Material, Justin Tamasauskas, Michel Poirier, Radu Zmeureanu, Martin Kegel, and Roberto Sunye

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Energy Consequences of Non-optimal Heat Pump Parameterization, Alberto Tejeda, Anamaria Milu, Philippe Riviere, and Dominique Marchio

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Validation of retrofit analysis simulation tool: Lessons learned, Marija Trcka, Jose Miguel Pasini, and Stella Maris Oggianu

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Advanced Energy Retrofit - Designing Integrated Design Roadmaps, Franca Trubiano, Meghan Brennan, and Kristen Albee

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Model Predictive Control for Central Plant Optimization with Thermal Energy Storage, Michael J. Wenzel, Robert D. Turney, and Kirk H. Drees

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Study Of Pool Fire Heat Release Rate Using Video Fire Detection, Arthur Kwok Keung Wong and Nai-Kong Fong

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Numerical Study Of The Effect Of Air Terminal Layouts On The Performance Of Stratum Ventilation System, Ting Yao and Zhang Lin

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Feasibility Study of Zero Carbon Domestic Building in the UK, Jie Zhu

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Thermal Performance and Moisture Accumulation of Mechanical Pipe Insulation Systems Operating at Below Ambient Temperature in Wet Conditions with Moisture Ingress, Weiwei Zhu, Shanshan Cai, and Lorenzo Cremaschi

Proceedings from 2012

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Green Roofs Impact on Buildings Cooling Load, Karim Besbes, Assaad Zoughaib, Remi Bouchie, and Salem Farkh

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An Optimal Control Approach to Sensor / Actuator Placement for Optimal Control of High Performance Buildings, John Allen Burns, J. Borggaard, Eugene Cliff, and L. Zietsman

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Efficient and Robust Training Methodology for Inverse Building Modeling and Its Application to a Multi-zone Case Study, Jie Cai and James E. Braun

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Moisture Accumulation and Its Impact on the Thermal Performance of Pipe Insulation for Chilled Water Pipes in High Performance Buildings, Shanshan Cai, Lorenzo Cremaschi, and Afshin J. Ghajar

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Energy Performance And Long-Term Evaluation Of Internal Thermal Comfort Of An Office Building With Different Kinds Of Glazing Systems And Window Sizes, Francesca Cappelletti, Andrea Gasparella, Giovanni Pernigotto, and Piercarlo Romagnoni

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A Hybrid Ray-Racing and Radiosity Method for Calculating Radiation Transport and Illuminance Distribution in Spaces With Venetian Blinds, Ying-Chieh Chan and Athanasios Tzempelikos

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Use of Phase Change Material in a Building Wall Assembly: A Case Study of Technical Potential in Two Climates, Kenneth W. Childs and Therese K. Stovall

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Parallelization of the coupling between CFD models for airflow and building energy simulation with an object-oriented infrastructure, Rashmin Damle, Oriol Lehmkuhl, Joan López, Joaquim Rigola, and Assensi Oliva

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Combined heat and moisture transfer in buildings systems, Rashmin Damle, Oriol Lehmkuhl, Joaquim Rigola, and Assensi Oliva

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Building Monitoring System and Preliminary Results for a Retrofitted Office Building, Arindam Dasgupta, Hugh Henderson, Rich Sweetser, and Tim Wagner

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Case study of Net Zero Energy Apartment in Shanghai, Shuai Deng, Wang Ruzhu, and Dai Yanjun

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Deep Retrofit System Solution Assessment for Philadelphia Navy Yard Office Buildings, Niranjan A. Desai, Russell D. Taylor, Satish Narayanan, and Tim Wagner

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Energy and Comfort Performance Analysis of Monitored Thermally Activated Building Systems Combined with Geothermal Heat Pumps, Clément Gantiez, Vincent Lemort, Jan Hoogmartens, Franziska Bockelmann, and Herdis Kipry

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Comparison Of Quasi-Steady State And Dynamic Simulation Approaches For The Calculation Of Building Energy Needs: Thermal Losses, Andrea Gasparella and Giovanni Pernigotto

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Extensive Comparative Analysis Of Two Building Energy Simulation Codes For Southern Europe Climates: Heating And Cooling Energy Needs and Peak Loads Calculation In TRNSYS And EnergyPlus, Andrea Gasparella and Giovanni Pernigotto

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The Design, Construction, and Performance of a Net Zero Home in the Solar Decathlon 2011, Eric A. Holt and Sarah Miller

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Renovation of “Earth Port” for Net-Zero Energy Building, Takehito Imanari, Satoshi Ogawa, Tatsuo Nobe, and Shin-ichi Tanabe

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Building Energy Benchmarking for Retrofit: An Application of Normative Building Modeling, Nicolas Robert Johnson and Huafen Hu

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Air and Water Flowrate Optimisation for a Fan Coil Unit in Heat Pump Systems, Edwards Kilian and Donal P. Finn

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Research on the simulation framework in Building Information Modeling, Nan Liang, Hongqing Xu, and Qiong Yu

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Numerical Study of Convective Heat Transfer for Flat Unglazed Transpired Solar Collectors, Siwei Li and Panagiota Karava

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Self-optimizing Control of Cooling Tower for Efficient Operation of Chilled Water Systems, Xiao Li, Yaoyu Li, John E. Seem, and Pengfei Li

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Introducing Better Ideas to an Industry Resistant to Change; Utilizing Approachable Architecture as an Envelope for Serious but Settled Technology, Brian Loss, Kevin L. Rodgers, and William Hutzel

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Energy Efficiency In Commercial Buildings With Concrete Core Activation, Frank Mauersberger and Dominik Cibis

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An Assessment in the Heat Gain and Loss Through Opaque Elements in Commercial Buildings in Brazil, Ana Paula Melo and Roberto Lamberts

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Fast Estimation of Leakage Area in a Multizone Test Facility, Lingjun Meng, Kashif Nawaz, Jing He, Anthony M. Jacobi, and Andrew J. Nelson

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Dynamical Modeling of Stochastic Wind Flow in Street Canyons, Parham Ahranjani Mirzaei and Jan Carmeliet

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Energy Transfer Based Test Method Development and Evaluation of Horizontal Air Flow Re-Circulatory Air Curtain Efficiencies, Andrew Musser, Daniel Rhyner, Graham Miller-Gaines, and Predrag S. Hrnjak

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Sensitivity Studies of a Low Temperature Low Approach Direct Cooling Tower for Building Radiant Cooling Systems, Mehdi Nasrabadi, Donal Finn, and Ben Costelloe

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Extensive Utilization Of Dynamic Simulation For Sensitivity Analysis And Optimization Design Of Refurbishment Measures, Giovanni Pernigotto, Paola Penna, Francesca Cappelletti, and Andrea Gasparella

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Modelling Of The Thermal Behavior Of Walls And Floors In Contact With The Ground, Giovanni Pernigotto, Alessandro Prada, Marco Baratieri, Paolo Baggio, and Andrea Gasparella

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An Examination of Control Strategies in a HyGSHP System, Amanda Jo Pertzborn

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Modeling the Air Temperature Profiles in the Cavity of a Double-skin Façade, Jasmin Pfuhler, Evgenia Sikorski, and Michael Kuhn