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2018 Building Performance Analysis Conference and SimBuild

Co-organized by ASHRAE and IBPSA-USA Chicago, IL
September 26–28, 2018

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This conference builds upon the success of the previous ASHRAE and IBPSA-USA joint conference held in Salt Lake City in August 2016 and seeks to further improve the industry’s ability to accurately model building performance. Modelers, software developers, owners, and researchers address the practices of energy modeling and building performance simulation using existing simulation tools, software development, and future simulation research and applications.

Technical Program

Wednesday, September 26

9:45 AM - 11:00 AM
Hybrid Session 1 (Intermediate)
Software: New Tools and Workflows I

Track: Tools and Techniques
Room: Salon A-1
Chair: Neal Kruis, Ph.D., Member, Big Ladder Software, Denver, CO

1. Tool for Energy Efficient Building Envelope Retrofitting - p. 1
Bandana Jha1 and Bishwajit Bhattacharjee2, (1)Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, New Delhi, India, (2)Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, India

2. Rapid Modeling of Large and Complex High Performance Buildings using EnergyPlus - p. 9
Sagar Rao, David Conant-Gilles, Yiyuan Jia and Brittany Carl, Affiliated Engineers, Inc.

3. EnergyPlus Interior Radiant Heat Exchange Runtime Performance Improvements - p. 17
Joshua New, Ph.D., Member1 and Mark B. Adams2, (1)Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN, (2)Oak Ridge National Laboratory


9:45 AM - 11:00 AM
Hybrid Session 2 (Intermediate)
Designing for Daylighting

Track: Case Studies
Room: Salon A-3
Chair: Rahul Athalye, Associate Member, Energy-Solution

4. Do Office Buildings 'Save' Energy in the United States due to Daylight Savings Time (DST)? A 50-State Simulationbased Study - p. 21
Tarek Rakha, Ph.D.1, Yuanyue Chen1 and Christoph Reinhart, Dr.Ing.2 , (1)Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, (2)MIT, Cambridge, MA


9:45 AM - 11:00 AM
Hybrid Session 3 (Intermediate)
Envelope Modeling Strategies

Track: Codes and Standards, Design Strategies
Room: Continental AB
Chair: Larry Froess, P.E., California Energy Commission, CA

5. State of the Industry: Computer-Aided Simulation of High Performance Building Enclosures - p. 29
Sarah B. Rentfro and Anthony Nicastro, Simpson Gumpertz & Heger

6. Model-based Estimation of Building Infiltration - p. 37
Zhengwen Hao and Zheng O`Neill, Ph.D., P.E., Member, The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL

7. WITHDRAWN


9:45 AM - 11:00 AM
Hybrid Session 4 (Basic)
Codes: Compliance Strategies

Track: Codes and Standards, Design Strategies
Room: Salon A-4
Chair: Dimitri Contoyannis, P.E., NORESCO, San Francisco, CA

8. National Impact of ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2016 - p. 45
Bing Liu, PE, Member1, Rahul Athalye, Associate Member2 and Michael Rosenberg, Member3, (1)Pacific Northwest National Lab, (2)PNNL, Richland, WA, (3)Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA

9. A Simplified Energy Modeling Approach for Buildings - p. 53
Supriya Goel1, Chris Baker2, Doug Wolf2, Paul Henderson2, Nora Wang1 and Michael Rosenberg, Member1, (1)Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA, (2)The Weidt Group


9:45 AM - 11:00 AM
Conference Paper Session 1 (Advanced)
Urban Scale Modeling

Track: Advanced Modeling
Room: Salon A-5
Chair: Ralph Muehleisen, Ph.D., P.E., Member, Argonne National Laboratory, Lemont, IL

10. Comparative Analysis of Machine Learning Algorithms for Building Archetypes Development in Urban Energy Modeling - p. 60
Usman Ali, Student Member1, Mohammad Haris Shamsi1, James O'Donnell1, Fawaz Alshehri1 and Eleni Mangina2, (1)University College Dublin, School of Mechanical & Materials Engineering, Dublin, Ireland, (2)University College of Dublin (UCD), Dublin, Ireland

11. Profiling Occupancy Patterns in Community-scale Residential Buildings using Data Clustering for Operational Energy Use - p. 68
Rawad El Kontar, Student Member and Tarek Rakha, Ph.D., Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY

12. Estimating Window Dimensions of Residential Buildings in District Energy Models - p. 76
Ina De Jaeger1, Yixiao Ma2 and Dirk Saelens3, (1)EnergyVille, Genk, Belgium, (2)KU Leuven, Department of Civil Engineering, Building Physics Section, Heverlee, Belgium, (3)EnergyVille, Belgium

13. An Intelligent Knowledge-based Energy Retrofits Recommendation System for Residential Building at an Urban Scale (P) - p. 84
Usman Ali, Student Member1, Mohammad Haris Shamsi1, James O'Donnell1 , Cathal Hoare1 and Eleni Mangina2, (1)University College Dublin, School of Mechanical & Materials Engineering, Dublin, Ireland, (2)University College of Dublin (UCD), Dublin, Ireland

14. The PV Array Optimization Tools for the Urban-Scale Energy Modeling (P) - p. 92
Jung Min Han1 and Christoph Reinhart, Dr.Ing.2, (1) Harvard University, (2)MIT, Cambridge, MA

15. Modeling Building Energy Performance in Urban Context (P) - p. 100
Xuan Luo and Tianzhen Hong, Ph.D., Member, LBNL, Berkeley, CA


11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
Hybrid Session 5 (Intermediate)
BIM Technology Nexus

Track: Tools and Techniques
Room: Salon A-1
Chair: Chip Barnaby, Fellow ASHRAE, Retired, Lexington, MA

16. A Gaze Visualizer Tool: Implementation of Gaze Data into Lighting Rendering Tools Using Radiance and Honeybee for Grasshopper3D - p. 107
Mandana Sareykhanie1, Susanne Vinther Kjærgaard1, Mia JohnsenHee Korsbæk Johnsen1, Jan Wienold, Dr.Ing.2 , Kristoffer Negendahl1 and Marilyne Andersen, Ph.D.3, (1)Technical University of Denmark DTU, Department of civil engineering, Building and Energy Section, Denmark, (2)Laboratory of Integrated Performance in Design (LIPID), École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), CH, (3)École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland


11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
Hybrid Session 6 (Basic)
Codes: It's Hot in California

Track: Codes and Standards, Design Strategies
Room: Salon A-4
Chair: Rahul Athalye, Associate Member, Energy-Solution

17. Changing California Code: Finding the Next Savings Opportunities - p. 113
Jared Landsman, Stefan Gracik, Ken Takahashi and Ryan Sit, Integral Group, Oakland, CA


11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
Hybrid Session 7 (Intermediate)
Daylighting I

Track: Advanced Modeling
Room: Salon A-5
Chair: Nicole Peterson, Thornton Tomasetti, Portland, ME

18. Computing Long-term Daylighting Simulations from High Dynamic Range Imagery Using Deep Neural Networks - p. 119
Yue Liu1, Alex Colburn2 and Mehlika Inanici3, (1)University of Washington, College of Built Environments, (2)Zillow Group, Seattle, WA, (3)University of Washington, Seattle, WA

19. Hybrid Simulation for Daylighting of Complex Fenestration Systems for Building Envelopes (P) - p. 127
Kemal Celik1, Alex Mead2 and Mosalam Khalid2, (1)New York University Abu Dhabi, (2)University of California, Berkeley, CA

20. Development of a Comparison-Based Control Strategy of Electrochromic Glazing for the Management of Indoor Lighting and Energy Performance (P) - p. 133
Maryam Hamidpour and Vincent Blouin, Clemson University


1:45 PM - 3:00 PM
Hybrid Session 8 (Advanced)
Fenestration Modeling

Track: Best Practice
Room: Continental AB
Chair: Susan Collins, Whole Building Systems, Charleston, SC

21. Outcome-Based Design for Circadian Lighting: An Integrated Approach to Simulation & Metrics - p. 141
Martin Timothy Brennan, AIA and Alex Robert Collins, ZGF Architects LLP

22. Modeling an Electrochromic Window Using a Multi-criteria Control Strategy - p. 149
Ranojoy Dutta, BEMP and HBDP, Associate Member, View Inc, Milpitas, CA

23. Sensitivity Analysis of Skylight and Clerestory Design on Energy and Daylight Performance of a Retail Building - p. 157
Yuan Fang1 and Soolyeon Cho, Ph.D., Member2, (1)1: Western Kentucky University, (2)North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC

24. Influence of External Shadings on Convective Heat Transfer Coefficients for a High-Rise Building (P) - p. 165
Meseret Kahsay1, Girma Bitsuamlak2 and Fitsum Tariku3, (1)UWO, London, ON, Canada, (2)University of western Ontario, Canada, (3)British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT), burnaby, BC, Canada


1:45 PM - 3:00 PM
Hybrid Session 11 (Basic)
Lessons Learned: Model Accuracy and Reliability

Track: Tools and Techniques
Room: Salon A-1
Chair: Gail Hampsmire, P.E., Green Business Certification Inc., Washington, DC

25. Comparative Analysis of White-Box, Gray-Box and Black-Box Models for Thermal Simulation of Indoor Environment: Campus Building Case Study - p. 173
Muhyiddine Jradi, Ph.D.1, Krysztof Arendt2, Hamid Reza Shaker2 and Christian Veje2, (1)University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark, (2)University of Southern Denmark, Denmark


1:45 PM - 3:00 PM
Conference Paper Session 2 (Intermediate)
Occupant Comfort Modeling I

Track: Advanced Modeling
Room: Salon A-5
Chair: Susan Collins, Whole Building Systems, Charleston, SC

26. A New Modeling Approach for the Assessment of the Effect of Solar Radiation on Indoor Thermal Comfort - p. 181
Andrea Zani, Ph.D.1 , Andrea Giovanni Mainini2, Edward Arens3 and Stefano Schiavon4, (1)Politecnico di Milano, Milano, CA, (2)Politecnico di Milano, Italy, (3)University Of California, Berkeley, CA, (4)University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, CA

27. Prediction of Improved Occupant's Thermal Comfort with Ceiling Fan through Coupled Energy Simulation and Computational Fluid Dynamics - p. 189
Brijesh Pandey1, Atul Sharma2 and Rangan Banerjee3, (1)IIT Bombay, Department of Energy Science & Engineering, mumbai, India, (2)IIT Bombay, Bombay, India, (3)IIT Bombay, Department of Energy Science & Engineering, India

28. Transient 3-D Modeling of Ceiling Fans using CFD for Achieving Thermal Comfort (P) - p. 197
Yatheshth Anand, Ph.D.1 , Shubham Kumar Verma1 and Sanjeev Anand2, (1)Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University, Katra, India, (2)SMVD University, Katra, India

29. Case Study of Occupants´ Adaptation on Different Thermal Conditions in Indoor Environment and its Energy Savings Potential (P) - p. 205
Alzbeta Kohoutková1, Jana Horváthová2, Martin Kny2 and Nehasil Ondřej2, (1)CTU in Prague, University Centre for Energy Efficient Buildings, Prague, Czech Republic, (2)CTU in Prague, University Centre for Energy Efficient Buildings, Czech Republic

30. The Development of an Indoor Environmental Monitoring Framework for Post- Occupancy Evaluation using Realtime Sensor Web-tools (P) - p. 213
Nada Tarkhan, Arup


3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Hybrid Session 12 (Basic)
Early Design Modeling I

Track: Best Practice
Room: Continental AB
Chair: Saranya Gunasingh, Seventhwave, Chicago, IL

31. Glazing in Commercial Buildings: The Balance between Cost and Energy Consumption - p. 221
Jennifer L. Williamson, P.E., Tat Fu, Brent Gabby, Jenna Testa and Chen Hu, Simpson Gumpertz & Heger

32. The Role of Space Design in Energy Prediction of Multi-functional Spaces in Public Buildings - p. 229
Rima Alaaeddine, Song Wu and Rima Alaaeddine, University of Huddersfield, United Kingdom

33. Exploring Geometric Sensitivity using Rapid Energy Performance Simulation (P) - p. 237
Timothy Hemsath and Joel Yow, HDR

34. Modeling Natural Ventilation in Early and Late Design Stages: Developing the Right Simulation Workflow with the Right Inputs (P) - p. 242
Maria Alejandra Menchaca Brandan1 and Alonso Dominguez Espinosa2, (1)Thornton Tomasetti, (2)Arup

35. Modeling of Smart Community Infrastructure Accounting for the Interdependencies Among Energy, Transportation and Communication Networks (P) - p. 250
Wangda Zuo, Ph.D., Member, Xing Lu and Yangyang Fu, University of Colorado Boulder, Boulder, CO


3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Hybrid Session 13 (Intermediate)
Occupant Comfort Modeling II

Track: Advanced Modeling
Room: Salon A-5
Chair: Lauren Wallace, The Epsten Group, Atlanta, GA

36. Exploring Thermal Comfort Acceptance Criteria in Energy Modeling - p. 258
Elvin Ruya1 and Godfried Augenbroe2, (1)Bractlet Inc, Austin, TX, (2) Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA

37. A Calibration and Adjustment Method for a Dynamic Visual Comfort Assessment - p. 266
Zahra Hamedani1 , Ebrahim Solgi1, Ruwan Fernando1, Mandana Sarey Khanie2 and Henry Skates1, (1)Griffith University, Australia, (2)Technical University of Denmark DTU, Department of civil engineering, Building and Energy Section, Denmark

38. Aeroacoustic Facade Noise: Predicting Wind-Induced Noise from Perforated Facade Panels - p. 274
Nathaniel Jones, Ph.D., Associate Member and Alexej Goehring, P.E., Arup, San Francisco, CA

39. Considerations for the Design and Energy Modeling of New Commercial Buildings witfh Increased Ventilation Rates (P) - p. 282
Caroline Traube and Skander Spies, McKinstry, Seattle, WA

40. Assessing Indoor Concentrations of Formaldehyde in Single-Detached Canadian Households Due to Oriented Strand Board (OSB) Wall Sheathing (P) - p. 290
Matthew David Baffa1 and David Raymond Wach2, (1)Building Sciences Inc., Concord, ON, Canada, (2)Engineering Link Incorporated

41. The Calculation Method of Discharge Coefficient for CONTAM Model (P) - p. 298
Yichun Huang1 and Hao Zhou, Student Member2, (1)EMSI, China, (2)Tianjin University, Tianjin, China


3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Hybrid Session 14 (Advanced)
To Script or Not to Script?

Track: Tools and Techniques
Room: Salon A-1
Chair: Amir Roth, US Department of Energy, Washington, DC

42. Model Like a Programmer 2: More Tools and Techniques for Greater Productivity - p. 304
Michael O'Keefe and Peter Ellis, Member, Big Ladder Software, Denver, CO

43. Scripting Frameworks for Enhancing EnergyPlus Modeling Productivity - p. 312
Amir Roth1, Jamie Bull2 , Scott Criswell, Member3, Peter Ellis, Member4, Jason Glazer, P.E., Member5, David Goldwasser6, Neal Kruis, Ph.D., Member4, Andrew Parker7, Santosh Philip8 and David Reddy, Member9, (1)US Department of Energy, Washington, DC, (2)oCo Carbon Ltd, London, United Kingdom, (3)SAC Software Solutions LLC, Portland, OR, (4)Big Ladder Software, Denver, CO, (5)GARD Analytics, Inc., Arlington Heights, IL, (6)NREL, (7)National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, CO, (8)Loisos + Ubbelohde, Alameda, CA, (9)360 Analytics, Seattle, WA

44. EnergyPlus Performance Improvements Via JSON Input Refactoring - p. 320
Joshua New, Ph.D., Member1 and Mark B. Adams2, (1)Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN, (2)Oak Ridge National Laboratory

45. Simulator To FMU: A Python Utility to Support Building Simulation Tool Interoperability - p. 325
Michael Wetter, Ph.D., Member1 and Thierry Stephane Nouidui, Ph.D.2, (1)Lawrence Berkeley Lab, Berkeley, CA, (2)Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA


3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Hybrid Session 15 (Advanced)
CFD and Visualization to the Rescue

Track: Case Studies
Room: Salon A-3
Chair: Arpan Bakshi, Affiliate, Foster + Partners, London, United Kingdom

46. Integration of CFD Simulations in Computational Design for Harnessing the Natural Ventilation Performance of Typical Atrium Spaces in Athens, Greece - p. 331
Angelos Chronis1, Foteini Stefopoulou2 and Katherine Liapi2, (1)1: Institute of Advanced Architecture of Catalonia, Spain, (2)University of Patras, Patras, Greece

47. An Interactive Visualization Tool for Large-Scale Building Stock Modeling - p. 338
Eric Wilson and Noel Merket, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, CO

48. Visualization of CFD Simulation Results in VR Environment for Design Feedback - p. 346
Charles Steven Sanchez and Xiaoqin Zhang, Energy Research Institute, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore


3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Hybrid Session 16 (Intermediate)
Energy Modeling Standards

Track: Codes and Standards, Design Strategies
Room: Salon A-4
Chair: Erik Kolderup, P.E., Member, Kolderup Consulting, San Francisco, CA

49. Reading and Writing Standardized HVAC Performance Data: An Early Implementation of ASHRAE Standard 205 - p. 352
Neal Kruis, Ph.D., Member1 and Charles S. Barnaby, BEMP, Life Member2, (1)Big Ladder Software, Denver, CO, (2)Retired, Moultonborough, NH

50. How to Improve ASHRAE 55 and Make It More Relevant - p. 359
Andrew Corney, P.E., Member1 and Vladimir Bajic2, (1)Trimble - Sefaira, United Kingdom, (2)Sefaira, New York, NY


Thursday, September 27

9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Hybrid Session 17 (Intermediate)
Daylighting Design Strategies

Track: Codes and Standards, Design Strategies
Room: Salon A-4
Chair: Lauren Wallace, The Epsten Group, Atlanta, GA

51. A Detailed Methodology for Cloud-Based Daylight Analysis - p. 367
Kerger Truesdell1 and Andrew Corney, P.E., Member2, (1)Trimble - Sefaira, (2)Sefaira, London, United Kingdom

52. Integration of Environmental Simulation to Parametric Design Workflow: Thermal Comfort and Daylight - p. 374
JeeEun Lee, Student Member1, Mingbo Peng2 and Shin-yi Kwan3 , (1)Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, (2)Thornton Tomasetti Engineers, (3)Nikken Sekkei Ltd, Japan

53. Daylighting and Energy Simulation Workflow in Performance-based Building Simulation Tools (P) - p. 382
Katherine Anderson and Ladan Ghobad, Ph.D., Associate Member, Glumac, Sacramento, CA

54. Integrating CFD Techniques with BEM in Early Design Stage to Optimize Design Solutions (P) - p. 390
Sedighehsadat Mirianhosseinabadi, Ph.D.1 , Mohit Mehta, Associate Member2 and Jamy Bacchus3, (1)ME Engineers, Golden, CO, (2)M-E Engineers, Inc., Denver, CO, (3)ME Engineers

55. An Experimental and Numerical Model of a Solar Facade Prototype with Transparent Insulation and Selective Absorber (P) - p. 398
Miroslav Cekon, Ph.D.1 , Richard Slavik2, Tomas Fecer2, Josef Plasek2 and Peter Juras3, (1)Brno University of Technology, Brno, Czech Republic, (2)Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic, (3)Universitiy of Zilina, Slovakia


9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Hybrid Session 18 (Intermediate)
Best Practice: HVAC Modeling

Track: Best Practice
Room: Continental AB
Chair: Bing Liu, PE, Member, PNNL, Portland, OR

56. WITHDRAWN

57. Model-based Coupling of Air and Hydronic Systems Operation on a High-Performance Academic Building - p. 406
Arman Mottaghi1 and Rodrigo Mora, Ph.D., Associate Member2, (1)British Columbia Institute of Technology, Canada, (2)British Columbia Institute of Technology, Burnaby, BC, Canada

58. Building Integrated Cogeneration System Design Sizing and Analysis for Climate Disruption - p. 414
Thomas Zakrzewski, Ph.D., BEMP, Associate Member1 and Brent Stephens, Associate Member2, (1)HKS, Inc., Chicago, IL, (2)Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL


9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Hybrid Session 19 (Advanced)
Advanced Modeling: Calibration

Track: Advanced Modeling
Room: Salon A-5
Chair: Carrie Brown, Ph.D., Member, Resource Refocus, LLC, Oakland, CA

59. Advances in Calibration of Building Energy Models to Time Series Data - p. 422
David Goldwasser1, Brian Hall1, Piljae Im, Ph.D., Member2, Amanda Farthing1 and Stephen Frank1, (1)NREL, (2)Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN

60. Experimental Calibration of a One-Dimensional Model for Simulating the Dynamical Thermal Behaviour of Stratified Lakes (P) - p. 430
Freek Van Riet1, Ruben De Wolf2 and Ivan Verhaert2, (1)University of Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium, (2)University of Antwerp, Belgium

61. Modelica Models for Data Center Cooling Systems (P) - p. 438
Wangda Zuo, Ph.D., Member1, Yangyang Fu2 and Michael Wetter, Ph.D., Member3, (1)University of Colorado Boulder, Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering, Boulder, CO, (2)University of Colorado Boulder, Boulder, CO, (3)Lawrence Berkeley Lab, Berkeley, CA

62. Real-Time Performance Analysis Using Energyplus Program Integrated with Bcvtb Platform (P) - p. 446
Yeobeom Yoon, BEMP1 , Sedighehsadat Mirianhosseinabadi, Ph.D.2 , Suwon Song3 and Soolyeon Cho, Ph.D., Member4 , (1)North Carolina State University, (2)ME Engineers, Golden, CO, (3)Korea Institute of Civil Engineering and Building Technology, (4)North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC


9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Conference Paper Session 3 (Intermediate)
International Contributions: Best Practices and Case Studies

Track: Case Studies
Room: Salon A-3
Chair: Rahman Azari, Member, University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA), San Antonio, TX

63. Implications of EPBD Compliant Facade on Primary Cooling Energy Demand in Central Europe: Theory vs. Practice - p. 454
Javed Iqbal1, James V. Dirkes II, P.E., BEMP, Member2 and Reith Andras1 , (1)Advanced Building and Urban Design, Hungary, (2)The Bulding Performance Team Inc, Grand Rapids, MI

64. Quantifying the Reduction in Cooling Energy Due to Passive Cooling Techniques for Indian Cities - p. 462
Arjun Desai, Student Member1 and Prasad Vaidya2 , (1)CEPT University, Ahmedabad, India, (2)1: CEPT University, India

65. Deep Energy Retrofit vs Improving Building Intelligence: Danish Case Study - p. 470
Muhyiddine Jradi, Ph.D.1, Christian Veje2 and Bo Norregaard Jorgensen2, (1)University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark, (2)University of Southern Denmark, Denmark

66. Technical and Economic Assessment of a Danish Public School Energy Renovation using Dynamic Energy Performance Model - p. 478
Muhyiddine Jradi, Ph.D.1, Bo Norregaard Jorgensen2 and Christian Veje2, (1)University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark, (2)University of Southern Denmark, Denmark

67. Effects of Shading on the Energy Consumption of High-Rise Office Buildings in Hong Kong (P) - p. 486
Cong YU and Wei Pan, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong S.A.R. (China)

68. External Shadings Effect on the Operating Energy in Life Cycle Energy Assessment -LCEA- Case Study Residential Building in Tehran (P) - p. 494
Nasim Eslamirad1 and Mohammadjavad Mahdavinejad, Ph.D.2, (1)International Imam Khomeini University, Iran (Islamic Republic of), (2)Department of Architecture, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran (Islamic Republic of)

69. Performance Evaluation and Enhancement of Double Skin Facade in China (P) - p. 502
Yichun Huang1 , Hao Zhou, Student Member2 and Chenguang Xiong1, (1)EMSI, China, (2)Tianjin University, Tianjin, China


10:45 AM - 12:00 PM
Hybrid Session 21 (Intermediate)
All About the Weather

Track: Tools and Techniques
Room: Salon A-1
Chair: Chip Barnaby, Fellow ASHRAE, Retired, Lexington, MA

70. Development of a Method for Selection of Representative City in a Climate Zone - p. 510
Mayank Bhatnagar1 , Javed Iqbal2, Jyotirmay Mathur, Dr.Ing., Member3 and Vishal Garg, Ph.D., Member4 , (1)Malaviya National Institute of Technology Jaipur, India, (2)Advanced Building and Urban Design, Hungary, (3)Malaviya National Institute of Technology, Jaipur, India, (4)International Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad, India

71. Methods for Determining Sub-hourly Solar Radiation from Hourly Data - p. 518
Timothy McDowell1, Michaël Kummert2 and Samuel Letellier-Duchesne, Student Member3, (1)Thermal Energy System Specialists, LLC, Madison, WI, (2)Polytechnique Montreal, Montreal, QC, Canada, (3)Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal, Montreal, QC, Canada


10:45 AM - 12:00 PM
Hybrid Session 22 (Intermediate)
Best Practice: Calibration

Track: Best Practice
Room: Continental AB
Chair: Carrie Brown, Ph.D., Member, Resource Refocus, LLC, Oakland, CA

72. Energy Model Calibration for Campus Office Buildings - p. 526
Bo Lin, Ph.D., BEMP1 and Zhao Chen2, (1)Smithgroup, DC, (2)The Pennsylvania State University

73. Energy Modeling and Calibration of a Mixed-use Building with Laboratories, Offices and Classrooms - p. 534
Liu Liu, Member1, Zhengwen Hao2, Fuxin Niu, Student Member2 and Zheng O`Neill, Ph.D., P.E., Member1, (1)University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL, (2)The University of Alabama

74. Calibration of a Building Energy Performance Simulation Model via Monitoring Data (P) - p. 542
Basak Gucyeter, Eskisehir Osmangazi University, Turkey

75. Energy Modeling of Multi-Storied Residential Buildings: A Manual Calibration Approach (P) - p. 550
Shailza Shailza, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, India

76. Building Energy Model Calibration: A Case Study Using Computational Fluid Dynamics with Air Leakage Testing and On-site Weather Data (P) - p. 558
Tat Fu and Edward Lyon, Simpson Gumpertz & Heger


10:45 AM - 12:00 PM
Hybrid Session 23 (Intermediate)
What is in a Building Type?

Track: Case Studies
Room: Salon A-3
Chair: Vivian Loftness, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA

77. A Quicker Method for Determining the UA Value of a Residential Building (P) - p. 565
Tony Chen, Ph.D., James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA

78. Development of a Baseline Building Model of Auto Service and Repair Shop (P) - p. 573
Wangda Zuo, Ph.D., Member1, Yunyang Ye1, Gang Wang, P.E., Member2, Peilin Yang1 and Joshi Keya1, (1)University of Colorado Boulder, Boulder, CO, (2)University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL

79. Modeling Critical Facilities for LEED: Lessons Learned (P) - p. 581
Xun Jia, Ph.D., P.E., HBDP, Affiliate and Kris Baker, P.E., Syska Hennessy Group, New York, NY


Hybrid Session 24 (Advanced)
Advanced Modeling: Energy Storage

Track: Advanced Modeling
Room: Salon A-5
Chair: Vinit Rajesh Gala, University of Illinois, Chicago, IL

80. Investigating Renewable Energy Generation and Storage Sizing Strategies for All-electric Buildings - p. 588
Rushil Desai1, Shivani Shah, Member2 and Shreshth Nagpal, BEMP and HBDP, Member2, (1)Atelier Ten, (2)Atelier Ten, New York, NY

81. District Heating Peak Load Reduction by Utilizing Indoor Swimming Pool as a Thermal Storage in New-Town Area - p. 594
O k Kim, Michael Dahl Knudsen and Steffen Petersen, Aarhus University, Denmark


Friday, September 28

9:10 AM - 10:10 AM
Hybrid Session 25 (Basic)
Making the Case for Modeling II

Track: Tools and Techniques
Room: Salon A-1
Chair: Dennis Knight, P.E., Fellow ASHRAE, Whole Building Systems, Charleston, SC

82. Refining Energy Model Data to Develop a Narrative - p. 600
Ivan Jose, Caroline Traube and Skander Spies, McKinstry, Seattle, WA


9:10 AM - 10:10 AM
Hybrid Session 27 (Advanced)
Advanced Modeling: Heat Pumps

Track: Advanced Modeling
Room: Salon A-5
Chair: Tanushree Charan, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA

83. Ground Source Heat Pump with Horizontal Ground Buried Pipes:: Modelling and Optimization with TRNSYS - p. 607
Gaoyang Hou1 and Hessam Taherian, Ph.D., Member2, (1)University of Alabama at Birmingham, (2)University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL

84. Investigation and Evaluation of a Horizontally Bored Geothermal Heat Pump System Used in the Cold Climate of the U.S (P) - p. 615
Rui Miao, Student Member1, Yao Yu, Ph.D., BEMP and BEAP, Associate Member2 and Rick Audette3, (1)North Dakota State University, (2)North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND, (3)Grand Forks Airport International Terminal, Grand Forks, ND

85. Performance of Heat Pump Assisted Building-integrated Combined Photovoltaic Thermal Solar Collectors (BiPVT) in Cold Climate (P) - p. 623
Khem Raj Gautam and Gorm Bruun Andresen, Aarhus University, Denmark

86. An Analysis on the Thermal Performance of a Horizontal Earth Tube System (P) - p. 631
Hoda Barzegar Ganji, Student Member, D. Michael Utzinger, P.E., Member and Kevin Renken, University of WisconsinMilwaukee, Milwaukee, WI


10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Hybrid Session 28 (Intermediate)
Early Design Modeling II

Track: Best Practice
Room: Continental AB
Chair: Erik Kolderup, P.E., Member, Kolderup Consulting, San Francisco, CA

87. Integrating Simulation Tools with Learnings from Nature: A Methodology for Form Generation by Emulating the Constructal Law of Nature - p. 639
Mehdi Azizkhani, Ph.D., Member and Juan-Carlos Baltazar, Ph.D., P.E., BEMP, Member, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX

88. Evaluating the Multi Objective Optimization Methodology for Performance-Based Building Design in Professional Practice - p. 646
Xiaofei Shen1, Aman Singhvi2, Maria Spastri2, Andrea Mengual2 and Victoria Watson2, (1)AECOM, New York, NY, (2)AECOM

89. Using Digitalization for More Reliable and Less Expensive Building Performance Analysis - p. 654
Christoph Maurer, Dr.Ing.1 , Helen Rose Wilson2, Dragan Curcija3 and Tilmann Kuhn2, (1)Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE, Department Energy Efficient Buildings, Freiburg, Germany, (2)Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE, Department Energy Efficient Buildings, Germany, (3)Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA

90. From Architectural 3D Models to Outdoor Comfort Prediction: A Review of Simulation Tools from a Designer Perspective - p. 669
Emanuele Naboni1 , Silvia Coccolo2, Marco Meloni1 and Jean-Louis Scartezzini2, (1)The Royal Danish Academy, Denmark, (2)EPFL, Switzerland


10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Hybrid Session 29 (Advanced)
Data Science and Machine Learning Applications

Track: Tools and Techniques
Room: Salon A-1
Chair: Ralph Muehleisen, Ph.D., P.E., Member, Argonne National Laboratory, Lemont, IL

91. Bridging Machine Learning and Controls for Demand Response and Building Energy Management
Achin Jain, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA (Non-paper presentation)

92. Combined Ontology-Driven and Machine Learning Approach to Monitoring of Building Energy Consumption - p. 667
Parastoo Delgoshaei1, Mohammad Heidarinejad, Ph.D., Associate Member2 and Mark A. Austin3, (1)National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, (2)Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL, (3)University of Maryland, College Park, MD

93. A Deep Reinforcement Learning Approach to Using Whole Building Energy Model for HVAC Optimal Control - p. 675
Zhiang Zhang, Student Member1, Adrian Chong2, Yuqi Pan, Student Member3, Chenlu Zhang1, Siliang Lu, Student Member4 and Khee Poh Lam, Ph.D.1, (1)Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, (2)National University of Singapore, Singapore, (3)Ghafari Associates, (4)Center for Building Performance and Diagnostics, School of Architecture, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA

94. Adaptive Multi-Agent Control of HVAC Systems for Residential Demand Response Using Batch Reinforcement Learning - p. 683
Jose' Ramon Vázquez-Canteli1, Stepan Ulyanin1, Jerome Kampf2 and Zoltan Nagy, Ph.D.3, (1)Intelligent Environments Laboratory, Department of Civil, Architectural and Environental Engineering, The University of Texas, Austin, TX, (2)ENERGY Institute, Haute Ecole d’Ingénierie et d’Architecture de Fribourg, Fribourg, Switzerland, (3)The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX

95. Analysis of a Large-Scale Database for Energy Performance Modeling of Existing Buildings by Sorting the Energy Consumption Patterns (P) - p. 691
Hye Gi Kim, Ph.D.1, Jea Eun Sung2 and Sun Sook Kim, Ph.D., Member3, (1)Ajou University, Department of Architecture, Suwon, Korea, Republic of (South), (2)Ajou University, Department of Architecture, Korea, Republic of (South), (3)Ajou University, Suwon, Korea, Republic of (South)

96. WITHDRAWN

97. An Open Data Science Approach for Building Performance Studies (P) - p. 699
Steven K. Firth, Ph.D.1, Gareth Cole2, Tom Kane2, Farid Fouchal2 and Tarek M. Hassan2, (1)Loughborough University, Loughborough, United Kingdom, (2)Loughborough University Library, Loughborough, United Kingdom


10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Hybrid Session 30 (Advanced)
Innovative Modeling Techniques

Track: Case Studies
Room: Salon A-3
Chair: Carrie Brown, Ph.D., Member, Resource Refocus, LLC, Oakland, CA

98. Reduced-order Energy Modeling in Retro-Commissioning: A Case Study of an Academic Building - p. 707
Saber Khoshdel Nikkho1 and Jeff Steffensen, (1) Affiliated Engineers Inc., Rockville, MD.

99. Influence of Plug and Process Loads and Occupancy on Ultimate Energy Savings—A New Approach - p. 713
Roger Chang, P.E., BEMP, Member1 and Drury B. Crawley, Ph.D., BEMP, Fellow ASHRAE2, (1) DLR Group, Washington, DC, (2)Bentley Systems, Inc., Washington, DC

100. Optimal Strategy for Demand Charge Reduction in an Office Building under Different Rate Structure - p. 721
Yuna Zhang, Ph.D., Student Member1 and Godfried Augenbroe2, (1) Baumann Consulting Inc., Washington, DC, (2)Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA

101. A Control-Oriented Building Envelope and HVAC System Simulation Model for a Typical Large Office Building (P) - p. 729
Sen Huang1, Yan Chen1, Paul Ehrlich, P.E.1 and Draguna Vrabie2, (1) Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, (2) United Technology Research Center, East Hartford, CT

102. A Pseudo-Transient Method for Modeling Flow Networks (P) - p. 737
Aaron Powers, Johnson Controls, Inc.


10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Hybrid Session 31 (Intermediate)
Beyond Energy

Track: Codes and Standards, Design Strategies
Room: Salon A-4
Chair: Susan Collins, Whole Building Systems, Charleston, SC

103. Challenges and Opportunities in Whole Building Water Modeling - p. 743
Fred Betz and Lyle Keck, Affiliated Engineers, Inc., Madison, WI and Seattle, WA

104. Unpacking Mid-Season Heating Demand in Social Housing - p. 751
Victoria Aragon, Julian David Quintero, Stephanie Gauthier, Patrick James and Abubakr Bahaj, University of Southampton, Faculty of Engineering and the Environment, United Kingdom

105. Dehumidification Strategies and Their Applicability based on Climate and Building Typology (P) - p. 759
Jagan Pillai, P.E., BEMP, Associate Member1 and Rushil Desai1, (1) Atelier Ten, New York, NY

106. Heat and Mass Transfer Analysis of the Micro-porous Membrane/Phase Change Material Based Energy Recovery Ventilator (P) - p. 767
Mohammed Salman Mohiuddin, Student Member and Weihuan Zhao, Ph.D., University of North Texas, Denton, TX


10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Conference Paper Session 4 (Advanced)
Advanced Modeling: Controls

Track: Advanced Modeling
Room: Salon A-5
Chair: Annie Marston, Ph.D., Hurley Palmer Flatt, London, United Kingdom

107. OpenBuildingControl: Modeling Feedback Control as a Step towards Formal Design, Specification, Deployment and Verification of Building Control Sequences - p. 775
Michael Wetter, Ph.D., Member1, Jianjun Hu1, Milica Grahovac1, Brent Eubanks, P.E., Member2 and Philip Haves1, (1) Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA, (2) Carbon Lighthouse, San Francisco, CA

108. Sensitivity of Low-voltage Grid Impact Indicators to Weather Conditions in Residential District Energy Modeling - p. 783
Christina Protopapadaki1 and Dirk Saelens2, (1)KU Leuven, Department of Civil Engineering, Building Physics Section, Heverlee, Belgium, (2)EnergyVille, Belgium,

109. Characterizing Electric Grid System Benefits of MPC-based Load Shaping - p. 791
Robert F. Cruickshank, Student Member1, Anthony R. Florita2, Gregor P. Henze, Ph.D., P.E., Member1,2 and Charles D. Corbin, Ph.D.3, (1) University of Colorado, Department of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering, Boulder, Colorado, USA, (2)1: National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Power Systems Engineering Center, Golden, Colorado, USA (3) Consultant, Boulder, CO

110. Digital Twins for Efficient Modeling and Control of Buildings: An Integrated Solution with SCADA Systems - p. 799
Achin Jain1, Derek Nong1, Truong X. Nghiem2, Dr.Ing and Rahul Magharam1, (1) Flexergy AI, Philadelphia, PA, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, (2) Northern Arizona University

111. A Bluetooth Based Occupancy Detection for Buildings (P) - p. 807
June Young Park, Thomas Dougherty, Student Member, and Zoltan Nagy, Ph.D. (1) The University of Texas at Austin, Intelligent Environments Laboratory, Austin, TX

112. A Test Cell to Infer Thermal Response of Building Components for Model Predictive Control Using Building Automation Sensors (P) - p. 815         
Elizabeth LeRiche and JJ McArthur, Ryerson University, Canada

113. A Simulation Based Approach to Impact Assessment of Physical Faults: Large Commercial Building HVAC Case Study (P) - p. 823
Yan Chen1, Sen Huang1 and Draguna Vrabie2, (1) Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, (2) United Technology Research Center, East Hartford, CT

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