NEW EVENT:On Use of Building Simulation in School Building Design

CIBSE School Design Group @ IBPSA World Conference
Wednesday, 29th July 2009, Glasgow Scotland
On Use of Building Simulation in School Building Design
To register, please send an e-mail to: or go to and click Register and Login. (£140 per delegate). Please note that this event is a part of a 3 day conference organised by Strathclyde University.
Chair: Dr Dejan Mumovic, University College London
9.40 - 10.00 John Palmer (AECOM): 
The Development of Regulatory Compliance Tools for Ventilation and Overheating in Schools
ClassVent and ClassCool - suitable design tools to assist designers in meeting the requirements
10:00-10:20 Gordon Hudson (Mott MacDonald)
On use of building simulation tools in school design - Trying to have it all.
This paper will examine the outcomes of the simulation studies and their importance in the actual performance of schools. 
11:20-11:40 Dr David Coley (Exeter University): School Design and Climate Change  -
Designing for 2020 and Beyond
Modelling work for a UK Passivhaus school that simultaneously meets the zero energy and adaptation agendas will be presented.
11:40-12:00 Wayne Aston (Passivent): Natural Ventilation Strategies Simulated in Schools
The presentation is aimed at providing an overview to the different approaches to ventilation for wintertime indoor air quality and summer time overheating in schools.
14:00-14:20 Renate Powell: School Design - Holistic Low Carbon Design, the skills
Performance requirements for the visual environment, thermal winter comfort, thermal summer comfort, ventilation to world health organisation standards and acoustics are discussed.
14.20 - 14.40 Linda Sheridan - Scottish Government: Modelling cost impacts of changes to energy standards in Scottish building regulations
Capital and life cycle costs of scenarios comprising packages of energy efficiency measures plus low carbon equipment will be presented, and compared these with architectural measures and targeted building services efficiencies.