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Transparent Insulation Material Modeling

Authors: H. Erhorn, Fraunhofer Institut fur Bauphysik and R. Stricker, B.E.S.T-Stuttgart
Edition: October 1993
Country: Germany
Report #: T.12.A.1-2
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The algorithms presented in this report are intended to compute the interaction of transparent insulation systems and the temperature behavior of the entire building. These algorithms can be incorporated into any building energy analysis simulation tools that compute building energy balances on the basis of hourly weather data sets. The compilation of these algorithms is preceded by an overview of building applications and constructions of TIM systems which give an impression of the overall range of applications.


Thermochromic Switchable Glazing Modeling

Authors: H. Erhorn, Fraunhofer Institut fur Bauphysik and R. Stricker, B.E.S.T-Stuttgart
Edition: October 1993
Country: Germany
Report #: T.12.A.1-5
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This report concentrates on describing ways of modeling thermochromic glazing systems and how integration of these models into a building energy analysis simulation program can be accomplished. The algorithms introduced in this report will make it possible to determine the interaction between thermochromic switchable glazing systems and a buildings temperature behavior.


Building Energy Simulation Test (BESTEST) and Diagnostic Methods

Authors: R. Judkoff, NREL, and J. Neymark F
Edition: February 195
Report #: NREL/TP-472-6231
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This report documents a comparative testing and diagnostic procedure for thermal models related to the architectural fabric of the building. The report is divided into three parts: Part I is a users manual on how to apply the BESTEST procedure, Part II describes the development, field testing, and production of data for the procedure, Part III presents the output of the reference programs in tables and graphs.


Empirical Validation of Thermal Building Simulation Programs Using Test Room Data

Authors: K. J. Lomas et al.
Edition: February 1994
Report #: IEA21RN399/94
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Empirical Validation of Thermal Building Simulation Programs Using Test Room Data, Vol. 1-3

Authors: K. J. Lomas et al.
Edition: Sept. 1994
Volume 1: Final Report (download PDF 1.3 MB)
Volume 2: Empirical Validation Package (download PDF 0.7MB)
   - Data Disk (download ZIP 0.05MB)
Volume 3: Working Reports (download PDF 3.3 MB)
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Detailed simulation programs are extremely powerful, relatively inexpensive to purchase or license, and have the potential to dramatically improve the energy and environmental performance of buildings. Volume 1 of this 3 volume set describes the empirical validation work undertaken by the IEA BCS Annex 21 Subtask C and IEA SHC Task 12 Subtask B. Volumes 2 and 3 are a collection of reports used to evaluate the predictions from over 25 combinations of detailed thermal simulation programs and users.


ADELINE Software (Integrated Daylighting and Lighting Computer Design Tool)

Edition: February 1994
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ADELINE is an integrated lighting design tool which provides architects, window designers, consulting engineers, HVAC engineers, lighting engineers, and fixture manufacturers with detailed accurate information about the behavior of daylighting and electric lighting inside a building. It allows the architect to produce innovative and reliable designs by processing a side chain of complexities. It further enables one to calculate lighting energy consumption, the resultant internal heat gains, and the coupled heating and cooling energy consumption.


Atrium Models for the Analysis of Thermal Comfort and Energy Use

Editors: I. Bryn and P. A. Schiefloe
Edition: March 1996
Report #: T.12.A.3-1
Download Full Report (PDF 39.5MB)
Part 1 (PDF 15.7MB)
Part 2 (PDF 4.1MB)
Part 3 (PDF 13.3MB)
Part 4 (PDF 6.2MB)
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This report describes models for thermal comfort and energy consumption in atria. The models include infiltration and natural ventilation, stratification, air flow patterns, surface film coefficients, and solar radiation. These are models which have not been included in many of the commonly used building energy simulation tools, and their improvement constitutes the main result of this research.

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If you would like to order a report please contact:

Ms. Pamela Murphy
IEA SHC Executive Secretary
Morse Associates, Inc.
9131 S. Lake Shore Dr.
Cedar, MI 49621, USA
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