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Building Performance Simulation for Design and Operation

Edited by: Jan L.M. Hensen , Roberto Lamberts

Print publication date:  May  2019
Online publication date:  April  2019

Print ISBN: 9781138392199
eBook ISBN: 9780429402296
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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 to facilitate 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, and postgraduate architectural, environmental or mechanical engineering students.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Building performance simulation – challenges and opportunities Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Thermal load and energy performance prediction Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Ventilation performance prediction Download PDF
Chapter  4:  People in building performance simulation Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Indoor thermal quality performance prediction Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Weather and climate in building performance simulation Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Daylight performance predictions Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Moisture modeling and durability assessment of building envelopes Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Computational modeling in architectural acoustics Download PDF
Chapter  10:  The role of simulation in performance-based building Download PDF
Chapter  11:  BIM and BPS Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Building simulation for policy support Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Building simulation for practical operational optimization Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Modeling and simulation in building automation systems Download PDF
Chapter  15:  HVAC systems performance prediction Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Micro-cogeneration system performance prediction Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Modeling in building-to-grid integration Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Modelling HVAC and renewable energy plant and control Download PDF
Chapter  19:  A view on future building system modeling and simulation Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Integrated resource flow modelling of the urban built environment Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Urban building energy modeling Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Urban physics simulation for climate change adaptation of buildings and urban areas Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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