Building Simulation Applications BSA 2022

5th IBPSA-Italy Conference Bozen-Bolzano, 29thJune–1st July 2022
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Giovanni Pernigotto, Francesco Patuzzi, Alessandro Prada, Vincenzo Corrado, Andrea Gasparella

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2023, 540 p.
  • ISBN: 978-88-6046-191-9
  • DOI: 10.13124/9788860461919


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Building Simulation applications (BSA) 2022 was the fifth IBPSA-Italy conference on building performance simulation to take place at the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, from 29th June to 1st July 2022. The main topics dealt with were the use of simulation for building physics applications, such as building envelope and HVAC system modelling, design and optimization, global performance and multi-domain simulations, and the development through simulation of new methodologies, regulations, as well as new calculation and simulation tools. Besides traditional applications, this edition also focused on indoor air quality and the role of simulation to assess strategies to ensure not only satisfactory but also healthy and safe indoor conditions for occupants.
The principal mission of the International Building Performance Simulation Association (IBPSA) is to promote and advance the practice of building performance simulation in order to improve the design, construction, operation and maintenance of new and existing buildings. IBPSA-Italy, the Italian affiliate, is a non-profit association, which includes researchers, developers and practitioners acting on the topic of building performance simulation. IBPSA-Italy was founded in January 2011 and has now more than 180 members including university professors, researchers, professionals, software developers and students.


  1. Front Matter
  2. Optimization of Daylighting and Energy Performance in Bangladesh Ready-Made Garment Factories: Use of Parametric Design, Simulation Modeling, and Genetic Algorithms
    Md Ashikur Rahman Joarder, Md Monir Hossain, Aaron J.E. Bach, Jean P. Palutikof, Fahim Tonmoy
  3. Transient Three-Dimensional CFD Modelling of Ceiling Fans: A Comparison Between Detailed and Simplified Models
    Francesco Babich, Akshit Gupta, Wilmer Pasut
  4. Intelligibility Prediction in Scholar Classrooms
    Samantha Di Loreto, Fabio Serpilli, Valter Lori, Costanzo Di Perna
  5. Hybrid Heat Pump Systems: Is Predictive Control Worth Using?
    Patricia Ercoli, Alice Mugnini, Fabio Polonara, Alessia Arteconi
  6. The Acoustic Adaptation of the Aula Magna at the University of Bologna: Auditorium and Conference Hall Scenarios Simulated in the Main Nave of Santa Lucia’s Church
    Antonella Bevilacqua, Ruoran Yan, Maria Cristina Tommasino
  7. Implementation and Calibration of a Model to Treat Naturally Ventilated Complex Fenestration Systems in TRNSYS
    Ingrid Demanega, Giovanni Gennaro, Giuseppe De Michele, Francesco Isaia, Fabio Favoino, Stefano Avesani
  8. Heat and Mass Transfer Modelling for Moisture-Related Risks in Walls Retrofitted by Timber Materials
    Gianpiero Evola, Alessandra Urso, Vincenzo Costanzo, Francesco Nocera, Luigi Marletta
  9. Multi-Objective Optimization Of Thermo-Acoustic Comfort Of School Buildings
    Daniele Colarossi, Samantha Di Loreto, Eleonora Tagliolini, Paolo Principi, Fabio Serpilli
  10. A Review on the FIVA-Project: Simulation-Assisted Development of Highly-Insulating Vacuum Glass Windows
    Ulrich Pont, Peter Schober, Magdalena Wölzl, Matthias Schuss, Jakob Haberl
  11. Influence of Sound-Absorbing Ceiling on the Reverberation Time. Comparison Between Software and Calculation Method EN 12354-6
    Nicola Garzotto, Paolo Ruggeri, Fabio Peron, Marco Caniato, Andrea Gasparella
  12. Simulation of Thermal and Acoustic Façade Insulation Starting From the Characteristics of the Individual Elements
    Nicola Granzotto, Paolo Ruggeri, Fabio Peron, Marco Caniato, Andrea Gasparella
  13. Climate Change Impact on Historical Buildings: A Case Study Within the Interreg Ita-Slo Secap Project
    Marco Manzan, Amedeo Pezzi
  14. Hourly Dynamic Calculation of the Primary Energy With Heat Pump Generation System (EN 15316-4-2): A Case Study in Italy
    Giada Remia, Serena Summa, Luca Tabarelli, Costanzo Di Perna
  15. A Project Focused on Sound Diffusion: The Acoustics of the Auditorium Yves St Laurent of Marrakech in Combination With its Innovative Architectural Design
    Lamberto Tronchin, Antonella Bevilacqua, Ruoran Yan
  16. On the Prints of Another Horseshoe-Shaped Historical Building: Acoustic Studies of the Bonci Theatre of Cesena
    Antonella Bevilacqua, Ruoran Yan
  17. Acoustic Discoveries of Another Masterpiece by Antonio Galli Bibiena: The Communal Theatre of Bologna
    Antonella Bevilacqua, Ruoran Yan
  18. In Situ Measurement of Wall Thermal Properties: Parametric Investigation of the Heat Flow Methods Through Virtual Experiments Data
    Andrea Alongi, Luca Sala, Adriana Angelotti, Livio Mazzarella
  19. Investigating the Performance of Different Window Opening Styles for Single-Sided Wind-Driven Natural Ventilation Using CFD Simulations
    Akshit Gupta, Annamaria Belleri, Francesco Babich
  20. The Management of the Energy Performance Simulation of a Complex Building Portfolio. The Case of the School Building Asset of an Italian Municipality
    Claudia Bo, Enrico De Angelis, Andrea Augello
  21. Hourly-Simplified Calculation to Identify Cost-Optimal Energy Performance Requirements for the Italian Building Stock
    Matteo Piro, Franz Bianco Mauthe Degerfeld, Giovanna De Luca, Ilaria Ballarini, Vincenzo Corrado
  22. A Novel Methodology for Risk Assessment of Airborne Transmission due to Covid-19 in University Classrooms
    Giulia Lamberti, Roberto Rugani, Fabio Fantozzi
  23. Integrated Approach to Assess the Energy and Environmental Payback Time of Buildings Refurbishment: A Case Study
    Marta Roncone, Francesco Asdrubali, Gianluca Grazieschi, Chiara Tonelli
  24. Comparison Between Measured and Calculated Values in Relation to Noise From Wind Turbines
    Antonella Bevilacqua, Gino Iannace, Ilaria Lombardi, Amelia Trematerra
  25. Design and Evaluation of Extreme Moisture Reference Years for Moisture-Related Risk Assessments
    Michele Libralato, Giovanni Pernigotto, Alessandro Prada, Alessandra De Angelis, Onorio Saro, Andrea Gasparella
  26. Validation of Energy Simulations of a Sustainable Wooden House in a Mediterranean Climate
    Piero Bevilacqua, Roberto Bruno, Daniela Cirone, Stefania Perrella, Natalia Shushunova, Natale Arcuri
  27. Thermal and Acoustic Simulation of a Technical Enclosure for High Voltage Control Equipment
    Edoardo A. Piana, Somayan Basu, Francesco Palone, Simone Sacco, Roberto Spezie
  28. Investigating the Role of Humidity on Indoor Wellness in Vernacular and Conventional Building Typologies
    Suchi Priyadarshani, Roshan R Rao, Monto Mani, Daniel Maskell
  29. An Investigation Into Thermal Performance of Buildings Built Using Upcycled End-Of-Life Photovoltaic Panels
    Roshan R Rao, Suchi Priyadarshani, Monto Mani
  30. Determining the Energy Benefits from Passive Solar Design Integration through the Sensitivity Analysis of Different Case Studies
    Giacomo Cillari, Alessandro Franco, Fabio Fantozzi
  31. A Novel Personal Comfort System: A Radiant Desk With a Loop Heat Pipe
    Roberto Rugani, Marco Bernagozzi, Marco Picco, Giacomo Salvadori, Fabio Fantozzi
  32. Energy Signature Modeling Towards Digital Twins – Lessons Learned From a Case Study With TRV and GAHP Technologies
    Massimiliano Manfren, Maria Cristina Tommasino, Lamberto Tronchin
  33. The Amintore Galli Theatre in Rimini: A Dataset of Building Simulation Tools for its Acoustic Design
    Antonella Bevilacqua, Massimiliano Manfren, Maria Cristina Tommasino, Ruoran Yan, Lamberto Tronchin
  34. Data-Driven Building Energy Modelling – Generalisation Potential of Energy Signatures Through Interpretable Machine Learning
    Massimiliano Manfren, Maria Cristina Tommasino, Lamberto Tronchin
  35. Estimated Versus Actual Heating Energy Use of Residential Buildings
    Matthias Schuss, Martin Fleischhacker, Ardeshir Mahdavi
  36. Polyamide Waste Thermal and Acoustic Properties: Experimental and Numerical Investigation on Possible Reuse for Indoor Comfort Improvement
    Manuela Neri, Eva Cuerva, Alfredo Zabaleta, Pablo Pujadas, Elisa Levi, Ondrej Sikula
  37. Assessment of Demand-Side Management on the Performance of a Single-Dwelling Mechanical Ventilation Plus Radiant Floor System
    Paolo Bonato, Anton Soppelsa, Marta Avantaggiato, Roberto Fedrizzi
  38. Passive Design Strategies for the Improvement of Summer Indoor Comfort Conditions in Lightweight Steel-Framed Buildings
    Nicola Callegaro, Max Wieser, Giovanni Manzini, Ivan Kharlamov, Rossano Albatici
  39. Energetic Optimisation of the Domestic Hot Water System in a Residential Building by Means of Dynamic Simulations
    Paolo Valdiserri, Aminhossein Jahanbin, Giovanni Semprini
  40. Assessing the Climate Resilience of Passive Cooling Solutions for Italian Residential Buildings
    Mamak P. Tootkaboni, Ilaria Ballarin, Vincenzo Corrado
  41. Ventilation of Residential Buildings in Alpine Region: A Comparison Between Natural, Mechanical, and Mixed-Mode Strategies
    Francesca Avela, Paolo Bonato, Annamaria Belleri, Francesco Babich
  42. A Comparison Among Three Whole-Building Dynamic Simulation Software and their Applicability to the Indoor Climate Modelling of Historical Buildings
    Francesca Frasca, Elena Verticchio, Michele Libralato, Paola D'Agaro, Giovanni Cortella, Anna Maria Siani, Cristina Cornaro
  43. QGIS-Based Tools to Evaluate Air Flow Rate by Natural Ventilation in Buildings at Urban Scale
    Silvia Santantonio, Guglielmina Mutani
  44. Modeling Energy Consumption in a Single-Family House in South Tyrol: Comparison Between Hemp Concrete and Clay Bricks
    Silvia Ricciuti, Irene Lara-Ibeas, Annamaria Belleri, Francesco Babich
  45. A Fully Automated and Scalable Approach for Indoor Temperature Forecasting in Buildings Using Artificial Neural Networks
    Jakob Bjørnskov, Muhyiddine Jradi, Christian Veje
  46. Effects of Different Moisture Sorption Curves on Hygrothermal Simulations of Timber Buildings
    Michele Libralato, Maja Danovska, Giovanni Pernigotto, Andrea Gasparella, Paolo Baggio, Paola D'Agaro, Giovanni Cortella
  47. Energy Performance Evaluation and Economical Analysis by Means of Simulation Activities for a Renovated Building Reaching Different Nzeb Definitions Targets
    Riccardo Gazzin, Jennifer Adami, Mattia Dallapiccola, Davide Brandolini, Miren Juaristi Gutierrez, Diego Tamburrini, Paolo Bonato, Martino Gubert, Stefano Avesani
  48. Preliminary CFD Parametric Simulations of Low- and Medium-Density Urban Layouts
    Ritesh Wankhade, Giovanni Pernigotto, Michele Larcher
  49. Smart Sensors and Auditory Sensitivity: Acoustic Optimization of Dedicated Spaces for Autistic Individuals
    Federica Bettarello, Marco Caniato, Arianna Marzi, Giuseppina Scavuzzo, Andrea Gasparella
  50. Simulation Application for the Assessment of the Energy Performance of a Building Renovated Using I-BEST System (Innovative Building Envelope through Smart Technology)
    Cristina Carpino, Mario Maiolo, Patrizia Piro, Roberto Bruno, Natale Arcuri
  51. Modeling Occupants’ Behavior to Improve the Building Performance Simulation of Classrooms
    Federica Morandi, Julian Donges, Ilaria Pittana, Alessandro Prada, Francesca Cappelletti, Andrea Gasparella
  52. Modeling and Measurements in Natural Ventilation of Massive Buildings: A Case Study
    Francesco Asdrubali, Luca Evangelisti, Claudia Guattari, Marta Roncone, Lucia Fontana, Ginevra Salerno, Chiara Tonelli, Valeria Vitale
  53. Calibration of the Energy Simulation Model of a Library with a Meta-Model-Based Optimization Approach
    Maja Danovska, Alessandro Prada, Paolo Baggio
  54. Development of a Detailed Model of Hybrid System Composed by Air-to-Water Heat Pump and Boiler
    Erica Roccatello, Alessandro Prada, Marco Baratieri, Paolo Baggio
  55. The Role of Ventilation in Indoor Spaces During the Covid-19 Pandemic: Comprehensive Analysis of ASHRAE Standard 62.1
    Giovanni Francesco Giuzio, Giovanni Barone, Annamaria Buonomano, Gianluca Del Papa, Cesare Forzano, Adolfo Palombo, Giuseppe Russo
  56. Design of Energy-Neutral Smart Buildings: An Ontological Framework to Integrate LCA, BIM and PLM
    Tarun Kumar, Monto Mani
  57. Assessing the Performance of a Simplification Algorithm for Urban Building Energy Modeling in Multi-Objective Optimization
    Federico Battini, Giovanni Pernigotto, Andrea Gasparella
  58. Application of a Simplification Algorithm for Urban Building Energy Modeling to Complex-Shaped Educational Buildings
    Matteo Merli, Federico Battini, Giovanni Pernigotto, Andrea Gasparella
  59. Numerical Investigation of Radiation Efficiency of a Cross-Laminated Timber Floor
    Marco Caniato, Nicola Granzotto, Federica Bettarello, Arianna Marzi, Paolo Bonfiglio, Andrea Gasparella
  60. Assessment of Contagion Risk due to Covid-19 for a Multi-Zone Building Model of Offices
    Riccardo Albertin, Alessandro Pernici, Giovanni Pernigotto, Andrea Gasparella
  61. Impact of Visual, Thermal, and Indoor Air Quality Conditions on Students’ Wellbeing and Learning Performance in a Primary School of Bolzano, Italy
    Giovanni Demozzi, Luca Zaniboni, Giovanni Pernigotto, Andrea Gasparella
  62. Performance Simulation of Desiccant Wheel under Dynamic Conditions: Comparison between Detailed and Simplified Models
    Simone Dugaria, Andrea Gasparella
  63. BIM and Mixed Reality for Visualizing Building Energy Data
    Dietmar Siegele, Paola Penna, Ilaria Di Blasio, Michael Riedl
  64. Impact of Solar Radiation Modelling on the Simulated Building Energy Performance in the Climate of Bolzano, Italy
    Giovanni Pernigotto, Alessandro Prada, Aleksandr Gevorgian, Andrea Gasparella
  65. Effect of the Time Interval Base on the Calculation of the Renewable Quota of Building in an Alpine Context
    Margherita Povolato, Alessandro Prada, Paolo Baggio
  66. Innovative Approaches for Teaching BPS: First Implementations of Business Game-Like Activities
    Andrea Gasparella


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