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Building Simulation Applications - BSA 2017

The third Building Simulation Applications Conference – BSA 2017, organised by the International Building Performance Simulation Association (IBPSA)-Italy and the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano with the endorsement of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers.(ASHRAE), will be held from 8 to 10 February 2017 in Bozen Bolzano, Italy.

 

The conference aims to give an overview of the most up-to-date applications of Building Simulation in the following fields:

 

Heating & Cooling Strategy: EU Parliament demands action to reduce energy use in buildings

On 13 September 2016, EuroAce reported that the European Parliament Plenary approved an own-initiative report on the Heating & Cooling Strategy (GIEREK Report), calling on the European Commission to focus action on reducing energy use in buildings, especially with regard to the upcoming review of energy efficiency legislation in October.

 

Boiler room commissioning - A French practical tool

Commissioning of a boiler room is the process of assuring that all systems and components are designed, installed, tested, operated and maintained so that the awaited performance is reached. This tool by Cegibat, the information center of the French gas distribution company GRDF (Gaz réseau distribution France), includes a check list of the unitary operations for the commission of a boiler room. It can be used to ensure the traceability of commissioning. The tool also includes practical guidance for testing and adjusting the installation.

The annual maintenance of gas boilers in France

This document, produced by Cegibat, the information center of the French gas distribution company GRDF (Gaz réseau distribution France), provides a detailed list of the operations that need to be performed during the annual maintenance of a domestic gas boiler, from 4 to 400 kW. It presents the operations required by the French regulation (heating systems inspection) and gives further recommendations. It covers checks, cleaning and adjusting of the appliance.

Boiler room commissioning

Commissioning of a boiler room is the process of assuring that all systems and components are designed, installed, tested, operated and maintained so that the awaited performance is reached. This document by Cegibat, the information center of the French gas distribution company GRDF (Gaz réseau distribution France), describes in 7 steps the commissioning of a boiler room, from the project design to the operation. A check list is also available showing in detail the unitary operations of the commissioning of a boiler room that can be used to ensure its traceability.  

 

The green light for green buildings: retrofitting Europe

Retrofitting public buildings is crucial to meeting Europe’s energy efficiency goals. But can new knowledge in retrofitting be replicated across the EU

 

The move to energy efficient buildings is on. Two European directives are gently nudging things along, by requiring that 3% of public buildings be renovated every year and that public buildings be almost energy zero by 2018.

Four University Teams Top Winners in ASHRAE Student Design Competitions

British Columbia, California, Florida and Regina Teams Top Winners in ASHRAE Student Design Competitions

 

 

ATLANTA, 31 August 2016 – Students from eight countries put their engineering skills to the test to design and select systems for a government building in China, as well as for a competition requiring them to “think globally, act locally.” Both competitions are held by ASHRAE.