This paper outlines the current state-of-the-art in integrated building simulation. The ESP-r system is used as an example where integrated simulation is a core philosophy behind the development. The current state and future developments are illustrated with examples. The importance of the interoperability is discussed in the area of airflow, multi-dimensional conduction, lighting, CFD, and power flow modelling. It is argued that for building simulation to penetrate the profession in the near future, there is a need for appropriate training and professional technology transfer initiatives. It is in the latter area where IBPSA International and its growing number of regional affiliates - such as the future IBPSA NL or IBPSA Benelux - seek to play a major role.
|Title of host publication||Proc. Symposium Modellen voor gebouw- en installatiesimulatie, Delft, 19 oktober 1999|
|Place of Publication||Delft|
|Publisher||Energieonderzoek Centrum Nederland|
|Publication status||Published - 1999|