This paper describes the current status of the ESP-r simulation environment with respect to modelling and simulation of systems in buildings. Following an overview of the underlying philosophy and the overall structure of the system, ESP-r's integrated approach to building and plant modelling is elaborated with a worked example. The paper finishes with indicating current system simulation developments and concludes that an integral approach to a building with associated systems is now possible and ready to be applied on a wide scale in engineering education and research, as well as in practice.
|Title of host publication||Proc. 4th International Conference on System Simulation in Buildings|
|Place of Publication||Liege|
|Publisher||Université de Liège|
|Publication status||Published - 1994|