Building Simulation and Optimization 2020

September 21st and 22nd 2020

IBPSA England's First Virtual Conference

Hosted by the Building Energy Research Group at Loughborough University

Sponsored by

Keynote Speakers

Prof. Ursula Eicker is the new Canada Excellence Research Chair (CERC) for Next Generation Cities at Concordia University Montréal. A German physicist, Eicker has held leadership positions at the Stuttgart University of Applied Sciences and its Centre for Sustainable Energy Technologies. She has been leading international research projects in the fields of energy efficiency in buildings and sustainable energy supply systems for more than two decades. At Concordia, she leads an ambitious research program to establish pathways toward new tools, technologies and strategies for zero-carbon cities.

Rajan Rawal is a CRDF Professor at CEPT University and Executive Director of “Centre for Advanced Studies in Building Science and Energy” (CARBSE) at CEPT Research and Development Foundation. His research and education activities revolved around building envelop optimization, building performance simulation, thermal comfort and architectural science education. He serves on organizing the council of Global Cooling Prize. He is the recipient of Jeffery cook scholarship by Society of Building Science Educators and is ASHRAE Fellow. He is also the Education Chair for the International Building Performance Simulaion Association (IBPSA).

Time

Session

08:15 - 08:50

Opening Session with introduction by IBPSA-England President : Ruchi Choudhary
Introduction of IBPSA-England & Conference Logistics

09:00 - 09:50

Session 1: Occupancy Behaviour Modelling 1
This session will explore different modelling techniques for capturing occupant behaviour.
Paper Titles
Comparing Bottom-Up Energy Consumption Models Using The Wasserstein Distance Between Load Profile Histograms
Occupant Behaviour: A Data Driven Markov Model for Occupancy Presence in Residential Buildings
Re-defining 'activity' in buildings to reflect stochastic energy demand: a functional data analysis approach

10:00 - 10:50

Session 2: Building Energy Systems Modelling & Simulation
This session will focus on the modelling and optimal operation of building energy systems for energy efficient operation.
Paper Titles
Optimal chiller loading of dual temperature chilled water plants for energy saving
Techno-economic Feasibility Of Replacing Oil Boilers With Air-To-Water-Heat-Pumps Coupled With Thermal Energy Storage
Investigating new approaches to HVAC loads and plant sizing to drive decarbonisation

11:00 - 11:50

Session 3: Parametric Design
The session will focus on analyses that use parametric design to explore building design options.
Paper Titles
Parametric clustering and shoebox modelling to evaluate environmental framework
Simulation Assisted Design Exploration to Evaluate View and Energy Performance of Window Shading
Second Skin – An Adaptive Net façade concept for office retrofit in NYC

12:00 - 13:00

Lunch & Poster Session

13:00 - 13:50

Keynote Speaker: Rajan Rawal

14:00 - 14:50

Session 4: Design & Retrofit Optimisation
This session will focus on optimization techniques to determine the optimal design solutions for building housing stocks and individual buildings.
Paper Titles
A comparison between sequential and simultaneous whole-building design optimization for building performance
Integration of Ensemble Models with Power Systems Optimisation - Detached Dwelling Case Study
Surrogate Optimisation of Housing Stock Retrofits using Deep Neural Networks

15:00 - 15:50

Session 5: Advances in Building Simulation Tools
This session will explore and evaluate new tools to enable building energy simulations.
Paper Titles
Dynamic Simulation tool for building energy performance assessment and improvement
Improvement of the Ladybug-tools microclimate workflow: A verification study
Integration and Evaluation of Deep Reinforcement Learning Controller in a Building Co-Simulation Environment

16:00 - 16:50

Session 6: Uncertainty Quantification & Analysis
This session discusses the various causes of uncertainty providing suggestions for how it may be addressed in modelling.
Paper Titles
Theory and reality: a Comparative analysis of standard and real building usage and impact of input simplification
Emulation-based Uncertainty and Sensitivity Analysis of a multi-zone dwelling
Towards reproducible dwelling retrofit evaluation: Data, tools & opportunity to address uncertainty

17:00 - 18:30

BSOV 2020 Pub Quiz with Quiz Master Kevin Lomas
Test your building simulation knowledge at the BSOV Pub Quiz

Time

Session

08:15 - 08:50

Opening Session with introduction by IBPSA President : Lori McElroy
The Future for IBPSA & Conference Logistics

09:00 - 09:50

Session 7: Shading and Overheating Analysis
This session will explore different methods for modelling and controlling shading on building facades and modelling for thermal comfort.
Paper Titles
An integrated and strategic evaluation of automated blind controls to achieve energy and occupant’s comfort objectives
Assessing heat vulnerability in London care settings: case studies of adaptation to climate change
Comparison of Methods for Modelling Complex External Shading in EnergyPlus and IESVE
Glare-Based Control Strategies for Automated Roller Shades and Blinds in Office Buildings: A Literature Review

10:00 - 10:50

Session 8: Building Energy Flexibility
This session is all about exploring the energy flexibility potential, or the ability of systems to shift their energy demand, using building physics models, semi-virtual/semi-physical experiments, and full experimental set ups.
Paper Titles
Experimental test on the performance of building and district algorithms to enhance penetration of renewables in residential districts
Towards Robustness of Data-Driven Predictive Control for Building Energy Flexibility Applications
On the influence of occupants on the energy flexibility of buildings: a sensitivity study at district scale
Implications of uncertainties in energy demand baseline estimations on building energy flexibility

11:00 - 11:30

Session 9: Occupant Behaviour Modelling 2
This session will explore different modelling techniques for capturing occupant behaviour.
Paper Titles
Capturing the diversity of household window operation behaviour: Lessons from a monitoring campaign in London
Detection of Window Opening Using a Deep Learning Approach for Effective Management of Building Ventilation Heat Losses

11:30 - 11:50

Sponsor Session: DesignBuilder

12:00 - 13:00

Lunch & Poster Session

13:00 - 13:50

Session 10: Experimental Performance Characterisation
This session will explore the results of different experiments to characterise the properties and performance of buildings.
Paper Titles
ESTIMATION OF GLOBAL THERMAL PERFORMANCES OF A FACADE UNDER REAL CLIMATE
Hygrothermal properties of Scottish building stone and mortar
Study on Energy Simulation Methods of Atriums in Shopping Malls

14:00 - 14:50

Keynote Speaker: Ursula Eicker

15:00 - 15:50

Session 11: Urban Building Energy Modelling
This session focuses on new techniques for urban building energy modelling, i.e. techniques for building energy modelling that scale.
Paper Titles
Spatially-based urban energy modelling approach for enabling energy retrofits in Oxfordshire
London School Building Stock Model for Cognitive Performance Assessment
An Urban-scale Residential Stock Model for Grid-constrained Regions

16:00 - 16:50

Session 12: Data Driven Modelling
This session will evaluate different data-driven approaches for modelling building dynamics.
Paper Titles
A novel ROM methodology to support the estimation of the energy savings under the Measurement and Verification protocol
Advanced machine learning techniques for predictive maintenance of HVAC subsystems based on energy consumption prediction
One-Step Ahead Modelling of building thermal dynamics: A Comparison of Backward Selection and LASSO approaches
Parameters identification of grey-box building energy model through Bayesian calibration

17:00 - 17:30

Closing Session & Best Paper Award
Join us for the closing session where we summarise the conference activities and give out the best paper award