Conference Agenda

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Session Overview
Date: Wednesday, 09/May/2018
8:30am
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8:45am
Welcome and announcements
Location: A-1600
8:45am
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9:15am
Keynote speaker
Location: A-1600
9:15am
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10:35am
1-1-A: Building operation I
Location: A-1150
 
9:15am - 9:35am

Principal Component Analysis for the ongoing commissioning of northern houses

Behrad Bezyan, Radu Zmeureanu


9:35am - 9:55am

Machine Learning Recommendations for Control of Complex Building Systems Using Weather Forecasts

Paul Willem Westermann, Nigel David, Ralph Evins


9:55am - 10:15am

Characterizing smart thermostats' operation in residential zoned heating systems and their impact on energy saving metrics

Nilson Henao, Michael Fournier, Sousso Kelouwani


10:15am - 10:35am

Data-Driven Modeling for Thermal Dynamic Analysis of a Low Energy House

Zequn Wang, Yuxiang Chen

1-1-B: HVAC Systems I
Location: A-1160
 
9:15am - 9:35am

Development of Optimal Design Tool for Chilled Water Plants for Commercial Buildings

Nabil Nassif, Nihal AlRaees, Fouad AlRifaie


9:35am - 9:55am

Variable capacity mini-split air source heat pump model for TRNSYS

Guillaume St-Onge, Michaël Kummert, Martin Kegel


9:55am - 10:15am

Comparison of iterative-multistep-ahead models for forecasting the supply air flow rate of a HVAC system

Jason Runge, Mathieu Le Cam, Radu Zmeureanu


10:15am - 10:35am

A pathway for the derivation of control-oriented models for radiant floor applications

José A. Candanedo, Ali Saberi-Derakhtenjani, Katherine D'Avignon, Andreas K. Athienitis

P1: Practitioner track I
Location: A-1302
 
9:15am - 9:40am

Adjusted energy model of a existing building to attain Net Zero with heat and energy storage

Martin Roy, Rodrigo Cerqueira


9:40am - 10:05am

The Green Neighborhood Tool: A carbon-neutral case study in Ottawa

Austin Michael Selvig


10:05am - 10:30am

Energy modeling for predictive controls

Trent Hilliard, Ilya Pavlovski

10:35am
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11:00am
Break
Location: Salle des pas perdus
11:00am
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12:20pm
1-2-A: Urban modelling
Location: A-1150
 
11:00am - 11:20am

Generator: a stochastic virtual smart meter data generation model for residential building stock characterization

Adam Neale, Michaël Kummert, Michel Bernier


11:20am - 11:40am

Predicting the Interaction Between Building Integrated Photovoltaics and the Built Environment: Opportunities and Challenges

Ryan Danks, Goncalo Pedro


11:40am - 12:00pm

Towards Multi Building Campus Energy Models Using Quick Surveys and Semi-Automated Model Generation and Calibration Methodologies

Timur Dogan, Eesha Khanna, Allison Bernett


12:00pm - 12:20pm

Streamlining meshing methodologies for annual urban CFD simulations

Timur Dogan, Patrick Kastner

1-2-B: Building operation II
Location: A-1160
 
11:00am - 11:20am

An approach to virtual sensing of cooling systems using state-space inverse modelling and gradient descent

Jayson Bursill, William O'Brien, Ian Beausoleil-Morrison


11:20am - 11:40am

Use of calibrated building performance simulation models in energy auditing

Ali Dasmeh, H. Burak Gunay


11:40am - 12:00pm

Using Building Performance Simulation for Fault Impact Evaluation

Zixiao Shi, William O'Brien


12:00pm - 12:20pm

Validation of RC Building Models for Application in Energy and Demand Side Management

Ryuta Kuniyoshi, Michael Kramer, Manuel Lindauer

P2: Practitioner track II
Location: A-1302
 
11:00am - 11:25am

Modeling air supply geometry as a boundary condition in building ventilation CFD simulations

William Harvey


11:25am - 11:50am

Toiles solaires automatisées en milieu de travail: bonification des vues sur l’extérieur

François Cantin

12:20pm
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1:30pm
Lunch
Location: Cafeteria
1:30pm
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3:10pm
1-3-A: Energy flexibility
Location: A-1150
 
1:30pm - 1:50pm

A Study on the Trade-off between Energy Forecasting Accuracy and Computational Complexity in Lumped Parameter Building Energy Models

Carlos Andrade-Cabrera, Mattia De Rosa, Dimitrios-Stavros Kapetanakis, Anjukan Kathirgamanathan, Donal Finn


1:50pm - 2:10pm

Representation of daily profiles of building energy flexibility

Thibault Quentin Péan, Bismark Torres, Joana Ortiz, Jaume Salom


2:10pm - 2:30pm

Potential of building thermal mass for energy flexibility in residential buildings: a sensitivity analysis

Kun Zhang, Michaël Kummert


2:30pm - 2:50pm

Aggregation of Energy Flexibility of Commercial Buildings

Anjukan Kathirgamanathan, Killian Murphy, Mattia De Rosa, Eleni Mangina, Donal Patrick Finn


2:50pm - 3:10pm

Energy flexibility analysis of photovoltaic system with batteries for residential buildings

Behzad Barzegar Bafrouei, Kun Zhang, Michaël Kummert

1-3-B: HVAC Systems II
Location: A-1160
 
1:30pm - 1:50pm

Control-oriented modelling of stratified storage tanks: an enhanced approach

Etienne Saloux, José A. Candanedo


1:50pm - 2:10pm

Calibration bottom-up d'un système CVCA complexe à l'aide de données mesurées

Mathilde Valentin, Danielle Monfet, Stanislaw Kajl


2:10pm - 2:30pm

The Potential of Heat Pump Technologies for the Replacement of Rooftop Units in Small Commercial Buildings

Justin Tamasauskas, Martin Kegel, Jeff Blake


2:30pm - 2:50pm

Condensing Rooftop Units - A Canadian Cost-Benefit Study

Daniel Knapp


2:50pm - 3:10pm

Numerical study on smart dual fuel switching systems in net zero energy homes

King Tung, Navid Ekrami, Anna Wang, Alan Fung

 
3:10pm
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3:35pm
Break
Location: Salle des pas perdus
3:35pm
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4:55pm
1-4-A: Simulation for code compliance
Location: A-1150
 
3:35pm - 3:55pm

A Proposed Alternative to the BC Energy Step Code Targets

Remi Charron


3:55pm - 4:15pm

Testing of HOT2000 version 11 in accordance with ASHRAE Standard 140-2014

Anil Parekh, Remi Charron, Louise Roux, Simon Poirier


4:15pm - 4:35pm

Roadmap for Occupant Modelling in Building Codes and Standards

William O'Brien, Aly Abdelalim, Tareq Abuimara, Ian Beausoleil-Morrison, Juan Sebastián Carrizo, Ryan Danks, Sara Gilani, Burak Gunay, Ted Kesik, Mohamed Ouf


4:35pm - 4:55pm

Energy efficiency measures for net zero energy ready building code

Elisabeth Girgis-McEwen, Rizwan Ullah

1-4-B: Case studies
Location: A-1160
 
3:35pm - 3:55pm

CFD Modeling for Thermal Comfort in an Open Workspace

Philippe B. Vincent


3:55pm - 4:15pm

Building Energy Simulation to Asses non-Conditioned Buildings in Equatorial Latitude and High Altitude Regions

Carlos Naranjo-Mendoza, Francisco Jácome, Paulo Castro, Freddy Ordóñez


4:15pm - 4:35pm

Applying multi-attribute decision making to identify robust multi-objective design solutions in building design application

Yin Li, Bruno Lee


4:35pm - 4:55pm

The energy efficiency improvement of a building in order to achieve a building with net zero consumption

Alexandra Charles, Wahid Maref, Claudiane Ouellet-Plamondon

 
Date: Thursday, 10/May/2018
8:30am
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8:45am
Announcements
Location: A-1600
8:45am
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9:15am
Keynote speaker
Location: A-1600
9:15am
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10:35am
2-1-A: Occupants I
Location: A-1150
 
9:15am - 9:35am

Modelling Occupants in Buildings: Stakeholders’ Workshop on Current Barriers, Challenges and Needs

Tareq I. A. Abuimara, William O'Brien, H. Burak Gunay, Aly Abdelalim, Mohamed Ouf, Sara Gilani


9:35am - 9:55am

Assessing the Impact of Changes in Occupants on Design Decision Making

Tareq I. A. Abuimara, William O'Brien, H. Burak Gunay, Juan Sebastián Carrizo


9:55am - 10:15am

Daylight Simulation for Multi-Unit Residential Buildings: Occupant-Centered Approaches to Assessment

Terri Peters, Ted Kesik


10:15am - 10:35am

An Approach Towards Achieving Net-Zero Energy Buildings Based on a Stochastic Tenant Model

Aly A. Abdelalim, William O'Brien

2-1-B: Infiltration & ventilation
Location: A-1160
 
9:15am - 9:35am

Scale Modelling of Ventilative Buildings

Dahai Qi, Xin Zhang, Cheng Zhang, Andreas Athienitis, Liangzhu Wang


9:35am - 9:55am

Improving the Characterization of Infiltration Parameters in Whole-Building Energy Models Using Component Infiltration Rate Testing

Cara H. Lozinsky, Marianne F. Touchie


9:55am - 10:15am

The Limitations of Multi-Zone Infiltration Algorithms in Whole-Building Energy Simulation Engines

Cara H. Lozinsky, Marianne F. Touchie


10:15am - 10:35am

Assessment of Natural Ventilation in a Case Study Building using the Adaptive Thermal Comfort Model

Frederico Martins de Barros, Rodrigo Mora, Chris Flood

10:35am
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11:00am
Break
Location: Salle des pas perdus
11:00am
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12:20pm
2-2-A: Occupants II
Location: A-1150
 
11:00am - 11:20am

A Framework to Improve Occupant Modeling Capabilities in Building Simulation Tools

Mohamed Ouf, William O'Brien, H Burak Gunay


11:20am - 11:40am

The effect of occupant behaviour on energy consumption in conventional vs. high-performance residential buildings

Andrew Hicks, Mohamed Ouf, Liam O'Brien, Scott Bucking


11:40am - 12:00pm

On the evaluation of occupancy models at various spatial scales

Sara Gilani, William O'Brien


12:00pm - 12:20pm

Impact of Stochastic Occupant Profiles on Commercial Energy Use in Toronto

Juan Sebastián Carrizo, Jennifer Harmer

2-2-B: Physical processes
Location: A-1160
 
11:00am - 11:20am

Integrated Hygrothermal and Energy Modelling Methodologies for Heritage Buildings in Cold Climates

Michael Gutland, Scott Bucking, Mario Santana


11:20am - 11:40am

Impact of Aging Effects on the Effective Conductivity of Foam Insulation: Simulation Results Using Laboratory Characterization Data

Douglas Belanger, Umberto Berardi


11:40am - 12:00pm

Snow/ground reflectivity model for simulating energy use in buildings

Luminita Dumitrascu, Ian Beausoleil-Morrison


12:00pm - 12:20pm

Impact des plantes sur les charges d’un espace d’agriculture intégré au bâtiment : Implantation d’un modèle de plantes

Marie-Hélène Talbot, Danielle Monfet

12:20pm
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1:30pm
AGM: Annual general meeting
Location: A-1600
Lunch
Location: Cafeteria
1:30pm
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2:50pm
2-3-A: Software enhancements
Location: A-1150
 
1:30pm - 1:50pm

Implementation of occupant models in EnergyPlus through an OpenStudio measure

Burak Gunay, William O'Brien


1:50pm - 2:10pm

An open data science approach for building performance studies using refitXML and Jupyter Notebooks

Steven K Firth, Gareth Cole, Tom Kane, Farid Fouchal, Tarek M Hassan


2:10pm - 2:30pm

BIM to BEM translation workflows and their challenges: a case study using a detailed BIM model

Haily Fernald, Seungyeon Hong, Liam O'Brien, Scott Bucking


2:30pm - 2:50pm

pygfunction: an open-source toolbox for the evaluation of thermal response factors for geothermal borehole fields

Massimo Cimmino

2-3-B: Monitoring & calibration
Location: A-1160
 
1:30pm - 1:50pm

Summer window use behaviour in air-conditioned condominiums

Ruth Tamas, William O'Brien, Burak Gunay


1:50pm - 2:10pm

Calibration d’un modèle énergétique et analyse économique de mesures de conservation d’énergie d’une serre communautaire à Montréal

Frédéric Léveillé-Guillemette, Danielle Monfet


2:10pm - 2:30pm

Using Multiple Linear Regression to Estimate Building Retrofit Energy Reductions

Wesley Bowley, Paul Westermann, Ralph Evins


2:30pm - 2:50pm

Monitoring, surdimensionnement et optimisation des systèmes CVCA existants

Magdalena Stanescu, Stanislaw Kajl, Louis Lamarche, Abdelkader Mekhissi

2:50pm
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3:15pm
Break
Location: Salle des pas perdus
3:15pm
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4:15pm
2-4-A: Building & environment
Location: A-1150
 
3:15pm - 3:35pm

Pollutant Dispersion in a Two-dimensional Street Canyons Using Semi-Lagrangian (FFD) Approach and Zero Equation Turbulence Model

Zahra Jandaghian, Mohammad Mortezazadeh Dorostkar, Leon Wang


3:35pm - 3:55pm

Quantification of high temporal and spatial scale GHG emissions from electricity generation: method and case study

Maxime St-Jacques


3:55pm - 4:15pm

Cost-effective design of net-zero energy and GHG buildings using parametric whole building energy simulations

Jeanie Chan, Andrea Frisque, Randy Irwin, Eric Dunford

2-4-B: Building envelope
Location: A-1160
 
3:15pm - 3:35pm

Investigating the Thermal Performance of Expanded Polystyrene as a Function of Core Temperature using Static and Dynamic Thermal Conductivity Values

Tyler Kenneth Ulmer, Alex Hayes, Brock Conley, Christopher Baldwin, Cynthia Ann Cruickshank


3:35pm - 3:55pm

Modelling PCM-Enhanced Building Components in Residential Buildings: A Case Study

MOHD HEDAYATULLAH MOBEEN, MIROSLAVA KAVGIC, ALI AL-JANABI


3:55pm - 4:15pm

The Effect of Roof Heat Capacity on Heat Gain in Different External Conditions

Milad Mahmoodzadeh, Rouhollah Fatehi


 
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