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Building Performance Simulation for Design and Operation

2nd Edition

Edited by Jan L.M. Hensen, Roberto Lamberts


1,040 pages

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Hardback: 9781138392199
pub: 2019-05-03
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When used appropriately building performance simulation has the potential to reduce the environmental impact of the built environment, to improve indoor quality and productivity, as well as facilitating future innovation and technological progress in construction. Since publication of the first edition of Building Performance Simulation for Design and Operation,the discussion has shifted from a focus on software features to a new agenda, which centres on the effectiveness of building performance simulation in building life cycle processes.

This new edition provides a unique and comprehensive overview of building performance simulation for the complete building life-cycle from conception to demolition, and from a single building to district level. It contains new chapters on building information modelling, occupant behaviour modelling, urban physics modelling, urban building energy modelling, and renewable energy systems modelling. This new edition keeps the same chapter structure throughout including learning objectives, chapter summaries and assignments. Moreover, the book:

• Provides unique insights into the techniques of building performance modelling and simulation and their application to performance based design and operation of buildings and the systems which service them.

• Provides readers with the essential concepts of computational support of performance based design and operation.

• Provides examples of how to use building simulation techniques for practical design, management and operation, their limitations and future direction.

It is primarily intended for building and systems designers and operators, post-graduate architectural, environmental or mechanical engineering students

Table of Contents

Foreword, Joseph Clarke

Preface, Jan Hensen and Roberto Lamberts

1. Introduction to building performance simulation, Jan Hensen and Roberto Lamberts

2. The role of simulation in performance based building, Godfried Augenbroe

3. Weather data for building performance simulation, Charles Barnaby and Drury Crawley

4. People in building performance simulation, Ardeshir Mahdavi and Farhang Tahmasebi

5. Thermal load and energy performance prediction, Jeffrey Spitler

6. Ventilation performance prediction, Jelena Srebric

7. Indoor thermal quality performance prediction, Christoph van Treeck and Daniel Wölki

8. Computational modeling in architectural acoustics, Ardeshir Mahdavi

9. Daylight performance predictions, Christoph Reinhart

10. Moisture modeling and durability assessment of building envelopes: recent advances, Aytaç Kubilay, Xiaohai Zhou, Dominique Derome and Jan Carmeliet

11. HVAC systems performance prediction,

12. Micro-cogeneration system performance prediction, Ian Beausoleil-Morrison

13. Building simulation for practical operational optimization, David Claridge and Mitchell Paulus

14. Modelling and simulation in building automation systems, Gregor Henze

15. Integrated resource flow modelling of the urban built environment, Darren Robinson

16. Building simulation for policy support, Drury Crawley

17. A view on future building system modelling and simulation, Michael Wetter

18. BIM and BPS: A case study of integration cost metrics and design options, Timothy Hemsath, Matthew Goldsberry and Joel Yow

19. Modelling and simulation of building grid interaction, Wangda Zuo

20. Modelling HVAC and renewable energy plant and control, Christopher Underwood and Simon Rees

21. Urban building energy modelling, Christoph Reinhart

22. Urban physics modelling and simulation, Bert Blocken

About the Editors

Jan Hensen is full professor in building performance simulation at Eindhoven University of Technology. His teaching and research focuses on development and application of computational modelling and simulation for high performance buildings while considering building physics, indoor environmental quality and building energy systems. He is, amongst other roles, co-editor of the 1st edition of Building Performance Simulation for Design and Operation and the founding co-editor of the Journal of Building Performance Simulation.

Roberto Lamberts is a full professor in construction at the Department of Civil Engineering of the Federal University of Santa Catarina. He is also currently a board member of the International Building Performance Simulation Association (IBPSA) and counsellor of the Brazilian Council for Sustainable Buildings. He is, amongst other roles, co-editor of the 1st edition of Building Performance Simulation for Design and Operation and editorial board member of the Journal of Building Performance Simulation.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Construction / General
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Construction / Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning