ABSTRACT

Effective building performance simulation can reduce the environmental impact of the built environment, improve indoor quality and productivity, and facilitate future innovation and technological progress in construction. It draws on many disciplines, including physics, mathematics, material science, biophysics and human behavioural, environmental and computational sciences. The discipline itself is continuously evolving and maturing, and improvements in model robustness and fidelity are constantly being made. This has sparked a new agenda focusing on the effectiveness of simulation in building life-cycle processes.

Building Performance Simulation for Design and Operation begins with an introduction to the concepts of performance indicators and targets, followed by a discussion on the role of building simulation in performance-based building design and operation. This sets the ground for in-depth discussion of performance prediction for energy demand, indoor environmental quality (including thermal, visual, indoor air quality and moisture phenomena), HVAC and renewable system performance, urban level modelling, building operational optimization and automation.

Produced in cooperation with the International Building Performance Simulation Association (IBPSA), and featuring contributions from fourteen internationally recognised experts in this field, this book provides a unique and comprehensive overview of building performance simulation for the complete building life-cycle from conception to demolition. It is primarily intended for advanced students in building services engineering, and in architectural, environmental or mechanical engineering; and will be useful for building and systems designers and operators.

chapter 1|14 pages

Introduction to building performance simulation

ByJAN L.M. HENSEN AND ROBERTO LAMBERTS

chapter 2|22 pages

The role of simulation in performance based building

ByGODFRIED AUGENBROE

chapter 3|19 pages

Weather data for building performance simulation

ByCHARLES S. BARNABY, URY B. CRAWLEY

chapter 4|28 pages

People in building performance simulation

ByARDESHIR MAHDAVI

chapter 5|59 pages

Thermal load and energy performance prediction

ByJEFFREY D. SPITLER

chapter 6|37 pages

Ventilation performance prediction

ByJELENA SREBRIC

chapter 7|55 pages

Indoor thermal quality performance prediction

ByCHRISTOPH VAN TREECK

chapter 9|42 pages

Daylight performance predictions

ByCHRISTOPH REINHART

chapter 10|35 pages

Moisture phenomena in whole building performance prediction

ByJAN CARMELIET, BERT BLOCKEN, THIJS DEFRAEYE, DOMINIQUE DEROME

chapter 11|29 pages

HVAC systems performance prediction

ByJONATHAN WRIGHT

chapter 12|24 pages

Micro-cogeneration system performance predicition

ByIAN BEAUSOLEIL-MORRISON

chapter 13|37 pages

Building simulation for practical operational optimization

ByDAVID E. CLARIDGE

chapter 14|39 pages

Building simulation in building automation systems

ByGREGOR P. HENZE, CHRISTIAN NEUMANN

chapter 15|28 pages

Integrated resource flow modelling of the urban built environment

ByDARREN ROBINSON

chapter 16|12 pages

Building simulation for policy support

ByURY B. CRAWLEY

chapter 17|24 pages

A view on future building system modeling and simulation

ByMICHAEL WETTER