Conference topics

The conference aims to give an overview of the most up-to-date applications of Building Simulation in the following fields:

Building physics: envelope and HVAC system modelling, design and operation optimization

  • 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
  • CHP and Renewables
  • Building control systems
  • Service equipment

Global performance and multi-domain simulation

  • Building and room acoustics
  • Lighting and daylighting
  • Thermal comfort
  • Acoustic comfort
  • Indoor air quality
  • Indoor environmental quality
  • Net-zero energy building
  • Retrofit/refurbishment of existing buildings
  • Commissioning and operation
  • Urban modelling and District analysis

Methodologies, regulation, calculation and simulation tools

  • Model validation, sensitivity analysis, calibration 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
  • BIM
  • Advances in teaching and education, eLearning