Conference topics


The conference topics, with reference to building simulation are:


Building physics: envelope and system components

  • Heat and mass transfer modeling in buildings
  • Building envelope systems and facades, and innovative building materials
  • Air flow, natural ventilation and  mixed mode cooling
  • HVAC components and systems
  • Building control systems


Integrated performance

  • Building acoustics
  • Lighting and daylighting
  • Indoor environmental modeling: visual and thermal comfort, indoor air quality
  • Net-zero energy building
  • Retrofit/refurbishment of existing buildings
  • Renewable energy technologies for buildings, district heating  and CHP generation


Methodologies, regulation, calculation and simulation tools

  • Model validation, sensitivity analysis and optimization techniques
  • Building codes and regulations, simplified methods versus detailed simulation
  • New simulation tools and improvements in existing simulation tools
  • Integration, interoperability web-based techniques, software development, open source initiatives
  • Advances in teaching and education, eLearning