[Bldg-sim] IBPSA book "Building Performance Simulation for Design and Operation"

Hensen, J.L.M. j.hensen at tue.nl
Mon Apr 11 14:01:19 PDT 2011

Dear all,

This is just to make you aware of the recently published book "Building Performance Simulation for Design and Operation"  (Spon Press, London, 2011).

The book begins with an introduction to the concepts of performance indicators and targets, followed by a discussion on the role of building simulation in performance-based building design and operation. This sets the ground for in-depth discussion of performance prediction for energy demand, indoor environmental quality (including thermal, visual, indoor air quality and moisture phenomena), HVAC and renewable system performance, urban level modeling, building operational optimization and automation, and future outlook.

Produced in cooperation with IBPSA, and featuring contributions from 21 co-authors, this 536 pages book provides a unique and comprehensive overview of building performance simulation for the complete building life-cycle from conception to demolition. It is primarily intended for advanced students in building services engineering, and in architectural, environmental or mechanical engineering; and will be useful for building and systems designers and operators.

The table of contents is as follows:

Joe Clarke


Jan Hensen, Roberto Lamberts



Jan Hensen, Roberto Lamberts

Introduction to building performance simulation


Fried Augenbroe

The role of simulation in performance-based building


Chip Barnaby, Dru Crawley

Weather data for building performance simulation


Ardeshir Mahdavi

People in building performance simulation


Jeffrey Spitler

Thermal load and energy performance prediction


Jelena Srebric

Ventilation performance prediction


Christoph van Treeck

Indoor thermal quality performance prediction


Ardeshir Mahdavi

Room acoustics perfromance prediction


Christoph Reinhart

Daylight performance predictions


Jan Carmeliet, Bert Blocken, Thijs Defraeye, Dominique Derome

Moisture phenomena in whole building performance prediction


Jonathan Wright

HVAC systems performance prediction


Ian Beausoleil-Morrison

Micro-cogeneration system performance prediction


David Claridge

Building simulation for practical operational optimization


Gregor Henze, Christian Neumann

Building simulation in building automation systems


Darren Robinson

Integrated resource flow modelling of the urban built environment


Dru Crawley

Building simulation for policy support


Michael Wetter

A view on future building system modeling and simulation

The book is available from various retailers, such as http://www.amazon.com/Building-Performance-Simulation-Design-Operation/dp/0415474140

You may also be interested in:

 *   A link to the product page of the book which you can forward to anyone who might be interested in learning more about it: http://www.routledge.com/9780203891612.
 *   If you would like a PDF, or hard copies of a flyer with order form which can be circulated around your department or at any conferences you might be attending, we are more than happy to send this to you on request - simply  send an e-mail to Samantha.Whyte at tandf.co.uk<mailto:Samantha.Whyte at tandf.co.uk>
 *   An examination copy request form at the following location - see http://www.routledge.com/resources/complimentary_exam_copy_request/9780203891612  for more details. You can send this to anyone who teaches a class in this area and would consider the book for use on their course. They can then fill this out to be sent a complimentary examination copy.
 *   A library recommendation form at the following location - see http://www.routledge.com/resources/librarian_recommendation/9780203891612   for more details. You can fill this out for your own librarian and forward the link to interested parties who would like to see the book appear in their libraries as well
 *   A review copy request form at the following location - see http://www.routledge.com/resources/review_copy_request/9780203891612 for more details. You can send this to anyone who would like a review copy of the book and have them fill it out to receive one.
Best regards,
Jan Hensen + Roberto Lamberts

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