modelling and simulation

MOEEBIUS project faces the challenge of reducing energy consumption in the building sector, based on modelling optimization of energy efficiency in buildings for urban sustainability. Project’s ambition was to  elaborate products and services that will enable the minimization of the 'performance gap' and promote customer confidence in the attractiveness of diverse energy efficiency business models and contracts, such as Energy Performance Contracting (EPC).  
Post date: 14 Feb 2019
Type: News

The Modelica Buildings library is a free open-source library with dynamic simulation models for building and district energy and control systems. The library contains models for:
Post date: 11 Feb 2019
Type: Tool

This article presents a method to generate Typical Meteorological Year (TMY) data sets for use in calculations of the energy performance of buildings, based on satellite derived solar radiation data and other meteorological parameters obtained from reanalysis products.  
Post date: 8 Feb 2019
Type: Publication

The final MOEEBIUS event will be focused on the outcomes from the different project activities - the aim will be to present the project findings in an attractive way to contribute to dissemination of the knowledge and experience gathered throughout the project.   We are happy to share the news - and invite you all to participate the event and to save the date: 28/02/2019!  
Post date: 25 Gen 2019
Type: Evento

eQuest is a freeware, easy to use building energy use analysis tool which provides professional-level results with an affordable level of effort. It allows users to perform detailed analysis of today's state-of-the-art building design technologies using today's most sophisticated building energy use simulation techniques but without requiring extensive experience in the "art" of building performance modeling.  
Post date: 24 Gen 2019
Type: Tool

This paper describes the evolution of the thermal network and its applications for making simplified thermal models of buildings by means of thermal resistances (R) and capacitances (C). In the literature, there are several modelling schemes for buildings. Here, we investigate the advantages, disadvantages, and improvements of thermal networks.  
Post date: 23 Gen 2019
Type: Publication

The thermal network method is a reliable approach to study the thermal performance of buildings. It is able to simulate the indoor temperature, heating and cooling loads by means of a set of ordinary differential equations. In this work, a 4R3C thermal network has been proposed to study a detached building.  
Post date: 23 Gen 2019
Type: Publication

Buildings are one of the main energy consumer and carbon emission sources in European countries. Population growth in cities may be effective for economic growth, but by considering overpopulated cities, making new efficient buildings and optimizing energy consumption in older ones may be a good solution for energy management and carbon reduction in them.  
Post date: 23 Gen 2019
Type: Publication

On 26th and 27th November 2018, the Competence Centre Building Envelope of Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts once again hosted the international conference FACADE 2018 at the KKL Lucerne. This year’s event has been also the closing conference of the COST Action TU1403 “Adaptive Facades Network”, which was initiated by the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts four years ago.
Post date: 19 Dic 2018
Type: Publication

CREATE: Totem stimulates the creativity of designers/specifiers to realize projects that combine all the requirements related to the environmental challenges of tomorrow.   EVALUATE: Totem allows the evaluation of the environmental impacts of building elements or buildings according to a scientific method adapted to the particularities of the Belgian construction market.  
Post date: 22 Nov 2018
Type: Tool