Concordia University

https://www.concordia.ca/content/concordia/en/faculty.html

Radu Grigore Zmeureanu, ing., Ph.D., FCAE, FIBPSA

Professor, ing, Building, Civil, and Environmental Engineering

Mount Mansfield, Vermont - July 1 - 2016
Office: S-EV 6145 
Engineering, Computer Science and Visual Arts Integrated Complex,
1515 St. Catherine W.
Phone: (514) 848-2424 ext. 3203
Email: radu.zmeureanu@concordia.ca

Dr. Radu G. Zmeureanu received his Engineering Diploma from the Faculty of Building Service Systems of the Civil Engineering Institute of Bucharest (Technical University of Construction of Bucharest, after 1990), Romania. He completed the International Post-graduate Programme in Informatics and Mathematics for Research organized by UNESCO at the University of Bucharest. He obtained in 1987 his Ph.D. in Building Studies in the Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science of Concordia University, in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, and joined the university as an Assistant Professor that year. In 1990 he became an Associate Professor, and then in 1999 he was promoted to Professor.

Member of professional societies

  • Ordre des Ingénieurs du Québec (OIQ)
  • Fellow, Canadian Academy of Engineering (CAE)
  • Life Member, American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE).
  • Fellow, International Building Performance Simulation Association (IBPSA)
  • International Building Performance Simulation Association, Canadian branch, (IBPSA-Canada)
  • Association Québécoise pour la Maîtrise de l'Énergie (AQME)
  • European Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ECEEE)
  • International Solar Energy Society (ISES)

Research topics

  • Design and analysis of energy-efficient buildings
  • Optimization of life cycle performance of buildings and HVAC systems
  • Ongoing commissioning of commercial/institutional buildings
  • Computer modeling of energy performance of buildings and HVAC systems
  • Calibration and validation of building energy analysis programs
  • Second law analysis of HVAC systems
  • Sustainable development concept applied to buildings
  • Net zero energy buildings
  • Impact of building design and control strategies on thermal comfort


Teaching activities

Undergraduate courses

  • ENGR 202: Sustainable Development and Environmental Stewardship
Introduction to the concept of sustainable development and the approaches for achieving it. Relationships with economic, social, and technological development. Methods for evaluating sustainability of engineering projects, including utilization of relevant databases and software. Impact of engineering design and industrial development on the environment.

  • ENGR 251: Thermodynamics
Basic principles of thermodynamics and their application to various systems
composed of pure substances and their homogeneous non‑reactive mixtures. Simple power production and utilization cycles.

  • BLDG 341: Building Engineering Systems
Introduction to systematic solution of building engineering problems. Techniques treated include linear programming, network analysis, nonlinear programming. Introduction to decision analysis and simulation. Application of optimization methods for solution of design problems in building science, building environment, building structures, and construction management, taking into account sustainability issues.

  • ENGR/EMAT 391: Numerical Methods
Roots of algebraic and transcendental equations; function approximation; numerical differentiation; numerical integration; solution of simultaneous algebraic equations; numerical integration of ordinary differential equations

  • BLDG 472: Building Energy Conservation Technologies
Standards of energy efficiency in buildings. Trends in energy consumption.
Energy audit: evaluation of energy performance of existing buildings, weather normalization methods, measurements, disaggregation of total energy consumption, use of computer models, impact of people behaviour. Energy efficiency measures in buildings: approaches, materials and equipments, operating strategies, evaluation methods of energy savings. Renewable energy sources: passive or active solar systems, geothermal systems, free‑cooling. Optimum selection of energy sources. Impact of emerging technologies.

  • BLDG 479/498N: Commissioning of HVAC systems in buildings

Introduction. Scope of commissioning of Heating,Ventilating and Air Conditioning (HVAC) systems.
Commissioning, retro-commissioning,recommissioning, continuous commissioning, and ongoing commissioning. Process versus technical commissioning. Instrumentation for the monitoring of HVAC operation and performance. Uncertainty analysis of experimental data. Mathematical models of different classes of virtual sensors.Data mining techniques applied to measurements from HVAC systems. Development of benchmarking models of the normal HVAC operation: correlation-based models, Artificial Neural Networks, and calibrated models. Methods for the automated faults detection and diagnostic (FDD). Forecasting models of the energy demand in buildings. Recommissioning measures for HVAC systems. Methods of estimation of energy and cost savings due to the commissioning of HVAC systems.

  • BLDG 490: Capstone Building Engineering Design Project
The project of each team encompasses the integrated design of at least three sub‑systems of a new or retro‑fitted building to achieve high performance and efficiency at reasonable cost; sustainable design and environmental impact issues are addressed in all projects. In the process, students learn, through case studies and literature survey, the information gathering and decision/design process, problem‑resolution as well as aspects related to management, teamwork and communication.

Graduate courses


  • BLDG 6701: Building Environment
Design criteria of indoor environment. Assessment of thermal comfort and sensation. Mathematical models of thermal comfort: predictive models and adaptive models. Prediction of thermal sensation using: computer simulation, and measurements with thermal comfort meter. Verification of compliance with standards. Visual comfort. Standards for quality of visual environment. Calculation of photometric parameters. Preliminary design of the indoor lighting system. Evaluation of illuminance level using commercially available software packages. Acoustical comfort. Standards for quality of acoustical environment. Sound control measures through the design of buildings and HVAC systems.

  • BLDG 6781: Energy Management in Buildings
Energy-related standards, codes and by-laws. Methods of assessment of the actual energy performance. Conventional and innovative measurement and analysis techniques. Energy-oriented renovation or replacement of building sub-systems (e.g., HVAC and lighting systems). Prediction of energy and cost savings using commercially available software packages. Verification of compliance with standards. Life cycle analysis.


Publications

Refereed journal publications (since year 2000) (student's name in bold font)


Cotrufo, N., Zmeureanu, R., (2018) Virtual outdoor air flow meter for an existingHVAC system in heating mode. Automation in Construction 92:166-172.

Rey, A., Zmeureanu, R., (2018) Multi-objective optimization framework for the selection of configuration and equipment sizing of solar thermal combisystems. Energy, 145: 182-194.

Battie, C, Fazio, P., Zmeureanu, R., Rao, J., (2018) Experimental study of the air-to-air heat exchangers for use in Arctic housing. Applied Thermal Engineering, 129:1281-1291.

      Qi, D., Goubran, S., Wang, L., Zmeureanu, R., (2018) Parametric study of air curtain door performance based on experiments and numerical simulation. Building and Environment, 129: 65-73.


Rey, A., Zmeureanu, R., (2017) Micro-Time Variant Multi-Objective Particle Swarm Optimization (micro-TVMOPSO) of solar thermal combisystems. Swarm and Evolutionary Computation, 36:76-90.



     Magnier-Bergeron,L., Zmeureanu, R., Derome, D., (2017) Three-dimensional model of air speed in the secondary zone of displacement ventilation jet. Building and Environment, 114: 483-494.


Le Cam, M., Zmeureanu, R., Daoud, A., (2017) Cascade-based short-term forecasting method of the electric demand of HVAC system. Energy, 119: 1098-1107.


Mihai, A., Zmeureanu, R., (2017) Bottom-up evidence-based calibration of a building energy model.  International Journal of Building Performance Simulation, 10(1): 105-123.

     Tamasauskas,J., Poirier, M., Zmeureanu, R., Kegel, M., Sunye, R., (2017) Development of an integrated solar heat pump concept using ice slurry as a latent storage material. Procedia Environmental Sciences, 38: 44-51.

Le Cam, M., Daoud,A., Zmeureanu, R., (2016) Forecasting electric demand of supply fan using data mining techniques Energy, 101: 541-557.

Goubran, S., Qi, D., Saleh WF., Wang, L., Zmeureanu, R., (2016) Experimental Study on the Flow Characteristics of Air Curtains at Building Entrances. Building and Environment, 105: 225-235.

     Cotrufo, N., Zmeureanu, R., (2016) PCA-base method of soft fault detection and identification for the ongoing commissioning of chillers. Energy and Buildings, 130: 443–452.

Qi, D., Wang, L., Zmeureanu, R., (2016) The Effects of Non-uniform Temperature Distribution on Neutral Plane Level in Non-adiabatic High-rise Shafts during Fires. Fire Technology, DOI: 10.1007/s10694-015-0554-2.

Rey, A., Zmeureanu, R., (2016) Multi-objective optimization of a residential solar thermal combisystem. Solar Energy, 139: 622-632.

McDonald, E., Zmeureanu, R., (2015) Development and Testing of a Virtual Flow Meter Tool to Monitor the Performance of Cooling Plants. Energy Procedia, 78: 1129-1134.

Beaty, C., Fazio, P., Zmeureanu, R., Rao, J., (2015) A preliminary study of the performance of sensible and latent heat exchanger cores at the frosting limit for use in Arctic housing. Energy Procedia, 78: 2596-2601.

Zmeureanu, R., Vandenbroucke, H., (2015) Use of trend data from BEMS for the ongoing commissioning of HVAC systems. Energy Procedia, 78:2415-2420.

Zibin, N., Zmeureanu, R., Love, J.A., (2016) Automatic assisted calibration tool for coupling building automation system trend data with commissioning. Automation in Construction, 61: 124–133.

McDonald, E., Zmeureanu, R., (2015) Virtual Flow Meter for chilled and condenser water for chillers: estimates versus measurements. Science and Technology for the Built Environment, 1-11, DOI:10.1080/23744731.2015.1085279.

Tamasauskas, J., Poirier, M., Zmeureanu, R., Kegel, M., Sunye, R., (2015) Development and Validation of a Solar Assisted Heat Pump Using Ice Slurry as a Latent Storage Material. Science and Technology for the Built Environment, 21(6): 837-846.

Hamelin, M-C., Zmeureanu, R., (2014) Optimum envelope of a single-family house based   on life cycle analysis. Buildings, 4:95-112 (doi: 10.3390/buildings4020095).

Tremblay, V., Zmeureanu, R., (2014) Benchmarking models for the ongoing commissioning of heat recovery process in a central heating and cooling plant.  Energy, The International Journal, 70:194-203.

McDonald, E., Zmeureanu, R., (2014) Virtual Flow Meter to Estimate the Water Flow Rates in Chillers. ASHRAE Transactions, 120(2): 200-208.

Dahai, Q., Wang, L., Zmeureanu, R., (2014) An Analytical Model of Heat and Mass Transfer through Non-adiabatic High-rise Shafts during Fires. International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 72: 585-594.

Bucking, S., Athienitis, A., Zmeureanu, R., (2014) A multi-objective redesign of a near net-zero energy solar house. ASHRAE Transactions, 120(1): 224-236. (ASHRAE Technical Paper Award).

Ng Cheng Hin, J., Zmeureanu, R., (2014) Optimization of a residential solar combisystem for minimum lifecycle cost, energy use and exergy destroyed. Solar Energy, 100: 102-113.

Du, L., Zmeureanu, R.,Stathopoulos, T., (2014) Air Infiltration through Revolving Doors. Energy and Buildings, 70: 127-134.

Bucking, S., Zmeureanu, R., Athienitis, A., (2013) Methodology for identifying the influence of design variations on building energy performance. Journal of Building Performance Simulation, 7(6): 411- 426 (Among the 10 most downloaded papers from Building & Construction journals, Taylor & Francis, in 2014).

Bucking, S., Zmeureanu, R., Athienitis, A., (2013) An information driven hybrid evolutionary algorithm for optimal design of a Net Zero Energy House. Solar Energy, 96: 128-139.

Teyssedou, G., Zmeureanu, R., Giguère, D., (2013) Benchmarking model for the ongoing commissioning of the refrigeration system of an indoor ice rink. Automation in Construction, 35: 229–237.

El shenawy, A., Zmeureanu, R., (2013) Exergy-based index for assessing the building sustainability. Building and Environment, 60: 202-210.

Monfet, D., Zmeureanu, R., (2013) Calibration of a central cooling plant model using manufacturer's data and measured input parameters and comparison with measured performance. Journal of Building Performance Simulation, 6(2):141-155.

Hugo, A., Zmeureanu, R.,(2012) Residential solar-based seasonal thermal storage system in cold climate: building envelope and thermal storage. Energies, 5(10): 3972-3985.

Tamasauskas, J., Poirier, M., Zmeureanu, R., Sunyé, R., (2012) Modeling and Optimization of a Solar Assisted Heat Pump Using Ice Slurry as a Latent Storage Material. Solar Energy, 86: 3316-3325.

Monfet, D., Zmeureanu, R., (2012) Ongoing commissioning of water-cooled electric chillers using benchmarking models. Applied Energy,92: 99-108.

Magnier, L.,Zmeureanu, R., Derome, D., (2012) Experimental assessment of the velocity and temperature distributions in an indoor displacement ventilation jet. Building and Environment, 47: 150-160.

Monfet, D.,Zmeureanu, R. (2011) Ongoing Commissioning Approach for a Central Cooling and Heating Plant. ASHRAE Transactions, 117(1).

Leckner, M.,Zmeureanu, R., (2011) Life Cycle Cost and Energy Analysis of a Net Zero Energy House with Solar Combisystem. Applied Energy, 88: 232-241.

Kapsis, K., Tzempelikos,A., Athienitis, A.K., Zmeureanu, R., (2010) Daylighting performance evaluation of a “bottom-up” motorized roller shade. Solar Energy, 84(12):2120-2131.

Bessoudo, M., Tzempelikos,A., Athienitis, A.K., Zmeureanu., R., (2010) Indoor thermal environmental conditions near glazed facades with shading devices - Part I: Experiments and building thermal model. Building and Environment, 45: 2506-2515.

Tzempelikos, A., Bessoudo,M., Athienitis, A.K., Zmeureanu., (2010) Indoor thermal environmental conditions near glazed facades with shading devices - Part II: Thermal comfort simulation and the impact of glazing and shading properties. Building and Environment Journal, 45: 2517-2525.

Hugo, A., Zmeureanu,R., Rivard, H., (2010) Solar Combisystem with Seasonal Thermal Storage. Journal of Building Performance Simulation, 3(4): 255-268.

Berubé-Dufour, M.,Derome, D., Zmeureanu, R., (2009) Analysis of thermograms for the estimation of dimensions of cracks in building envelope. Infrared Physics and Technology,52:  70-78.

Berube-Dufour, M.,Derome, D., Ouazia, B., Tardif, M., Zmeureanu, R., Potvin, A., Celis-Mercier,S., (2009) In-situ Performance of Stratified Air Distribution Systems in TwoCanadian Buildings. ASHRAE Transactions, 115(2).

Yang, L.,Zmeureanu, R., Rivard, H., (2009) Use of decision model sunder uncertainty forthe estimation of the environmental impacts of a hot water boiler. ASCE Journal of Energy Engineering, 135(2): 27-32.

Teyssedou, G.,Zmeureanu, R., Giguère, D., (2009) Thermal Response of the Concrete Slab of an Indoor Ice Rink, HVAC&R Research, 15(3): 509-523.

Zhentao, W.,Zmeureanu, R., (2009) Exergy Analysis of Variable Air Volume Systems for an Office Building. Energy Conversion and Management, 50: 387-392.

Monfet, D.,Zmeureanu, R., Charneux, R., Lemire, N., (2009) Calibration of a building energy model using measured data. ASHRAE Transactions, 115(1): 348-359.

Lin, Y., Zmeureanu,R., (2008) Computer model of the airflow and thermal phenomena inside a large dome. Energy and Buildings, 40: 1287-1296.

Zmeureanu, R.,Renaud, G., (2008) Estimation of potential impact of climate change on the heating energy use of existing houses. Energy Policy, 36: 303-310.

Lin, Y., Zmeureanu, R., (2008) Three-dimensional thermal and airflow (3D-TAF) model of a dome-covered house in Canada. Renewable Energy,33: 22-34.

Yang, L., Zmeureanu,R., Rivard, H., (2008) Comparison of environmental impacts of two residential heating systems. Building and Environment, 43(6): 1072-1081.

Wang, W., Rivard, H, Zmeureanu, R., (2006) Floor Shape Optimization for Green Building Design. Advanced Engineering Informatics,20: 363-378.

Ouzanne, M., Zmeureanu, R., Scott, J., Sunyé, R., Giguère,D., (2006) Cooling load and environmental measurements in a Canadian indoor ice rink. ASHRAE Transactions, 112(2): 38-545.

Zmeureanu, R, Wu, X.Y., (2006) Energy and exergy performance of residential heating systems with separate mechanical ventilation system. Energy,The International Journal, 32(3): 187-195.

Yang, J., Rivard, H., Zmeureanu, R., (2005) On-Line Building Energy Prediction Using Adaptive Artificial Neural Networks. Energy and Buildings, 37: 1250-1259.

Wang, W., Zmeureanu, R, Rivard, H., (2005) Applying multi-objective genetic algorithms in green building design optimization. Building and Environment, 40: 1512-1525 (award for most cited articles 2005-2008 by the publisher of Civil and Engineering Journals, Elsevier).

Wang, W., Rivard, H., Zmeureanu, R., (2004) An object-oriented framework for simulation-based green building design optimization with genetic algorithms. Advanced Engineering Informatics, 19:5-23.

Baouendi, R., Zmeureanu, R., Bradley, B., (2004) Energy & Emissions Estimator: A Prototype Tool for Designing Canadian Houses. ASCE Journal of Architectural Engineering, 11(2): 50-59.

Kassab, M., Zmeureanu, R., Derome, D., (2003) Life-cycle analysis of improvements to an existing energy-efficient house in Montreal. Architectural Science Review, 46(4): 341-352.

Solati, B., Zmeureanu, R., Haghighat, F., (2003)Correlation-based models for the simulation of energy performance of screw chillers. Energy Conversion and Management, 44: 1903-1920.

Zmeureanu, R., Iliescu, S., Dauce, D., Jacob, Y., (2003)Radiation from cold or warm windows: computer model development and experimental validation. Building and Environment, 38(3): 427-434.

Zmeureanu, R., (2002) Using artificial neural networks and minimum number of sensors to predict the COP of rooftop units. Energy, The International Journal, 27(9): 889-904.

Zmeureanu, R., Stathopoulos, T., Schopmeijer, M.E.D., Siret F., Payer, J., (2001) Measurements of air leakage of revolving doors of an institutional building. ASCE  Journal of Architectural Engineering, 7(4): 131-137.

Zmeureanu, R., (2000) Cost-effectiveness of increasing the airtightness of existing houses. ASCE Journal of Architectural Engineering,6(3): 87-90.

Marceau, M., Zmeureanu, R., (2000) Nonintrusive load disaggregation computer program to estimate the energy consumption of major end-uses in residential buildings. Energy Conversion and Management Journal,41(13): 1389-1403.

Zmeureanu, R, Pasqualetto, L., (2000) Selection of energy conservation measures in a large office building using decision models under uncertainty. Architectural Science Review, 43: 63-69.



Participation activities

Selected refereed conference proceedings (since year 2000)

1.      Le Cam, M., Zmeureanu, R., Daoud, A., Athienitis, A.K., (2017) Forecasting of Cooling Coil Load using On-Site Forecasts of Outdoor Air Conditions versus Forecasts from Closest Airport. Building Simulation 2017 Conference, San Francisco, August.

2.      Tamasauskas, J., Poirier, M., Zmeureanu, R., Kegel, M., Sunye, R., McDonald,E., (2016) The Potential of Liquid-Based BIPV/T Systems and Ice Storage for High Performance Housing in Canada. High Performance Buildings Conference,Purdue, July.

3.      Tamasauskas, J., Poirier, M., Zmeureanu, R., Kegel, M., Sunye, R., (2016) Development of an integrated solar heat pump concept using ice slurry as a latent storage material. International Conference on Sustainable Synergies from Buildings to the Urban Scale. SBE16, Thessaloniki, Greece, July.

4.      Zibin, N., Zmeureanu, R., Love, J.A., (2016) A Bottom-up Method to Calibrate Building Energy Models Using Building Automation System (BAS) Trend Data. CLIMA2016 conference, Aarlborg, Denmark, May.

5.      Rey, A., Zmeureanu, R., (2016) Model validation of a residential solar thermal combisystem. eSim 2016 conference, Hamilton, ON, May.

6.     Le Cam, M.,Zmeureanu, R., Daoud, A., (2016) Short term forecasting of the electric demand of HVAC system. eSim 2016 conference, Hamilton, ON, May.

7.     Cotrufo,N., Zmeureanu, R., (2016) A new algorithm for sensors verification and correction in air handling units. eSim 2016 conference, Hamilton, ON, May.

8.     Goubran,S., Qi, D., Saleh W.F. E., Wang, L (Leon), Zmeureanu, R., (2016)

Validation of Numerical Modeling of Airflow Infiltration through Building Entrance Door. eSim 2016 conference, Hamilton, ON, May.

9.      Cotrufo, N., Natale, L., Zmeureanu, R., (2016) Virtualoutdoor air flow meter for the ongoing commissioning of HVAC systems: lessonsfrom a case study building. ASHRAE Transaction 122 (1).

10.  Cotrufo, N., Zmeureanu, R., (2015) A Principal Component Analysis-based Approach for the Ongoing Commissioning of Centrifugal Chillers. CISBAT2015 conference, September, Lausanne, Switzerland.

11.  Qi, D., Wang, L., Zmeureanu, R., (2015) Modeling Smoke Movementin Shafts during High-rise Fires by a Multizone Airflow and Energy Network Program. ASHRAE Annual Conference, Atlanta, GA, June, TRNS-00020-2015.

12.  Zmeureanu, R., Vandenbroucke, H., (2015) Use of trend data from BEMS for the ongoing commissioning of HVAC systems. International Building Physics Conference,Torino, Italy, June.

13.  McDonald, E., Zmeureanu, R., (2015) Development and Testing of aVirtual Flow Meter Tool to Monitor the Performance of Cooling Plants. International Building Physics Conference, Torino, Italy, June.

14.  Beaty, C., Fazio, P., Zmeureanu, R.,Rao, J., (2015) A preliminary study of the performance of sensible and latent heat exchanger cores at the frosting limit for use in Arctic housing. International Building Physics Conference, Torino, Italy, June.

15.  Tamasauskas, J., Poirier, M.,Zmeureanu, R., Kegel, M., Sunye, R., (2014) Annual Performance of a Solar Assisted Heat Pump Using Ice Slurry as a Latent Storage Material. The 3rdInternational High Performance Buildings Conference, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, USA, July.

16.  Mihai, A., and Zmeureanu, R., (2014) Impact of the Representation of Interior Loads on the Calibration of an eQuest Energy Model for a Case Study.eSim 2014 conference, Ottawa, May.

17.  McDonald, E., Zmeureanu, R., and Giguère, D., (2014) Virtual FlowMeter for Chilled Water Loops in Existing Buildings. eSim 2014 conference,Ottawa, May.

18.  Térache, C.,Zmeureanu, R., and Laurencelle, F., (2014) Modélisation sur TRNSYS d’un réservoir d’eau chaude sanitaire et comparaison avec des mesures expérimentales. eSim 2014 conference, Ottawa, May.

19.  Wen, X-N., Zmeureanu, R., (2014) Energy and Exergy Analysis of a Solar Combisystem using Engineering Equation Solver (EES). eSim 2014conference, Ottawa, May.

20.  Le Cam, M., Zmeureanu, R., and Daoud, A., (2014) Application of data mining techniques for energy modeling of HVAC sub-systems. eSim 2014conference, Ottawa, May.

21.  Zibin, N., Zmeureanu, R., and Love, J., (2014) Bottom-up simulation calibration of zone and system level models using building automation system(BAS) trend data. eSim 2014 conference, Ottawa, May.

22.  Qi, D., Wang, L., and Zmeureanu, R., (2014) Verification of a MultizoneAirflow and Energy Network Model by Analytical Solutions to Stack-driven Flows in Buildings. eSim 2014 conference, Ottawa, May.

23.  Qi, D., Wang, L., and Zmeureanu, R., (2014) A Hand Calculation Method of Smoke Movement through High-Rise Building Shaft.  ASHRAE Annual Conference, Seattle, WA, June.

24.  Mihai, A., and Zmeureanu, R.,(2013) Calibration of a building energy model with hourly measured data usinge Quest. ICEBO 2013 conference, Montreal, October.

25.  Zibin, N., Zmeureanu, R., and Love, J.A, (2013) Use of building automation system trend data for parameter identification in bottom-up simulation calibration. ICEBO 2013 conference, Montreal, October.

26.  Qi, D., Wang, L., and Zmeureanu, R., (2013) Large Eddy Simulation of Thermal Comfort and Energy Utilization Indices for Indoor Airflows. ASHRAE Annual Conference, Denver, CO, June.

27.  Monfet, D., and Zmeureanu, R.,(2013) Calibration of an EnergyPlus central cooling plant model with measurements and inter-program comparison. Building Simulation 2013 conference, Chambery, France, August.

28.  Le Cam, M., Zmeureanu, R., and Daoud, A., (2013) Comparison of inverse models used for the forecast of the electric demand of central cooling plant. Building Simulation 2013 conference, Chambery, France, August.

29.  Mihai, A., and Zmeureanu, R., (2013) Calibration of an energy modelof a new research center building. Building Simulation 2013 conference,Chambery, France, August.

30.  Bucking, S., Athienitis, A., and Zmeureanu, R., (2013) An optimization methodology to evaluate the effect size of incentives on energy-cost optimal curves. Building Simulation 2013 conference, Chambery, France, August.

31.  Hamelin, M-C., and Zmeureanu,R., (2013) Life cycle cost and energy use analysis of eight residential space conditioning and domestic hot water systems in Quebec. CLIMA 2013 conference,Prague, June.

32.  Tremblay, V., and Zmeureanu, R., (2013) Ongoing commissioning of heat exchangers in a central cooling and heating plant of a university campus.CLIMA 2013 conference,Prague, June.

33.  Ng Cheng Hin, J., Zmeureanu, R., and Rosen, M.A., (2013) Exergy Analysis of a Residential Thermal Storage System. EIC Climate Change Technology Conference, Montreal, May.

34.  Hugo, A., Zmeureanu, R., (2012)Residential solar-based seasonal thermal storage system in cold climate:building envelope and thermal storage. ECOS 2012 conference, Perugia, Italy.

35.  Tamasauskas, J., Poirier, M., Zmeureanu, R., Sunyé, R., (2012)Development of a mathematical model for the simulation of a non-agitated iceslurry storage tank. eSim Conference, Halifax, May.

36.  Hamelin, M-C.,Zmeureanu, R., (2012) Multi-objective life cycle optimization of a single-family house envelope. eSim Conference, Halifax, May.

37.  Ng Hin Chen, J., Zmeureanu, R., (2012) Optimization of a residential solar combisystem for minimum life cycle energy and cost. eSim Conference,Halifax, May.

38.  El-Shenawy,A., Zmeureanu, R., (2011) Exergy-based index of buildingsustainability: definition and case studies. World Sustainable BuildingConference, Helsinki, Finland.

39.  Wu, X.Y., Zmeureanu, R., (2011) Exergy analysis of residential heating systems: performance of whole system vs perfromance of major equipment. Building Simulation 2011, Syndey, November.

40.  Monfet, D., Zmeureanu, R., (2011) Identification of the electric chiller model for the EnergyPlus program using monitored data in an existing cooling plant. Building Simulation 2011, Syndey, November.

41.  Bucking, S.,Athienitis, A., Zmeureanu, R., (2011) Optimization of Net-zero Energy Solar Communities: Effect of Uncertainty due to Occupant Factors. ISES Conference,Germany, August.

42.  Magnier, L., Zmeureanu, R. and Derome, D., (2011) Experimental study of the temperature and velocity fields produced by a displacement ventilation ffuser. ASHRAE Conference, Montreal, June.

43.  Magnier, L., Zmeureanu, R. and Derome, D., (2011) Étude expérimentale du jet d’air provenant d’un diffuseur de ventilation par déplacement. Xe Colloque Interuniversitaire Franco-Québécois, Chicoutimi, Juin.

44.  Tamasauskas, J., Poirier, M.,Zmeureanu, R. and Sunyé, R., (2011) Concept and performance of a solar assisted heat pump using ice slurry as a storage medium. Climamed Conference,Madrid, June.

45.  Zmeureanu, R.,Menhert, J., Julien, C., Renaud, G.,(2011) Energy performance of solar domestic hot water systems in a changing climate: 2050 vs2007. Climamed Conference, Madrid, June.

46.  Tamasauskas, J., Poirier, M.,Zmeureanu, R. and Sunyé, R., (2011) Simulated performance of a solar assisted heat pump using ice slurry as a latent storage material. ISPC 2011, Padua, Italy,April.

47.  Bucking,S., Athienitis, A., Zmeureanu, R.,O’Brien, W., Doiron, M., (2010) Design Optimization Methodology for a Near Net Zero Energy Demonstration Home. EuroSun International Conference on Solar Heating, Cooling and Buildings, September, Graz, Austria.

48.  Le Bail, Y., Zmeureanu, R., and Bédard, C., (2010) Système d’optimisation pour la conception d’un bâtiment avec une installation photovoltaique. eSim 2010, Winnipeg, May.

49.  Patil,R., Zmeureanu, R. and Giguere, D., (2010) Computer modeling of cold storage under the concrete slab in ice skating rinks. CLIMA 2010, Turkey, May. CD ISBN978-975-6907-14-6.

50.  Magnier, L., Zmeureanu, R., Rimmer, J.and Derome, D., (2010) Experimental models for the determination of the Length of the Adjacent Zone for Displacement Ventilation diffusers. CLIMA 2010, Turkey, May. CD ISBN 978-975-6907-14-6.

51.  Zmeureanu, R., Renaud, G., Julien, C., and Brau, J., (2009) Estimation of heating energy use of existing houses in a future climate: 2050 vs 2007. Building Simulation 2009, Glasgow, July.

52.  Monfet, D.,and Zmeureanu, R., (2009) Simulation of a large central cooling and heating plant using TRNSYS and calibration with monitored data. Building Simulation2009, Glasgow, July.

53.  K.Kapsis, A. Tzempelikos, A. K. Athienitis, R. Zmeureanu, (2009) A control algorithm for bottom-up roller shades,Proceedings of 4th Solar Buildings Research Network conference, Toronto, June.

54.  Julien, C.and Zmeureanu, R., (2009) Comparison de la performance énergétique de plusieurs types de panneaux solaires thermiques dans un climat en changement. IXeColloque Interuniversitaire Franco-Québécois, Lille, 18-20 mai.

55.  Monfet, D.and Zmeureanu, R., (2009) Évaluation de la performance d’une centrale thermique d’un campus universitaire à Montréal. IXe Colloque InteruniversitaireFranco-Québécois, Lille, 18-20 mai.

56.  Hugo,A., Zmeureanu, R. and Rivard, H., (2008) Modelling of a seasonal thermal storage system in a residential system. 3rd Canadian Solar Buildings Conference,Fredericton.

57.  Zmeureanu,R. and Zheng, X., (2008) Second law analysis of the water loop heat pump system for office buildings. World Renewable Energy Congress X, Glasgow.

58.  Bérubé Dufour, M.,Derome, M., Tardif, M. and Zmeureanu, R., (2008) Measurement of air temperature using infrared thermography in rooms equipped with UFAD systems in cold climate. Proceedings of the 8th Nordic Symposium on Building Physics, Copenhagen, June.

59.  Teyssedou, G., Zmeureanu, R. and Giguere, D., (2008) Computer model of the refrigeration system of an ice rink. ESim 2008 conference, Quebec City, May 20-22.

60.  Leckner, M. and Zmeureanu, R., (2008) Simulating a NZEH with a solar combi-system and radiant floor heating. ESim2008 conference, Quebec City, May 20-22.

61.  Zmeureanu,R. and Brau, J., (2007) Hydronic radiant floor for heating and cooling coupled with an underground heat exchanger: modeling approach and results. Building Simulation 2007 Conference, Beijing.

62.  Monfet, D.,Zmeureanu, R., Charneux, R. and Lemire, N., (2007). Computer model of a university building using the EnergyPlus program. Building Simulation 2007Conference, Beijing.

63.  M. Bessoudo, A. Tzempelikos, A.K.Athienitis, R. Zmeureanu, (2007) The impact of shading on thermal comfort conditions in perimeter zones with glass facades," keynote speaker,Proceedings of 2nd PALENC and 28th AIVC conference: Building Low Energy Coolingand Ventilation Technologies in the 21st century, Crete, Greece, September.

64.  Tzempelikos,A., Bessoudo, M., Zmeureanu, R. and Athienitis, A., (2007) Simulation of thermal comfort conditions in highly-glazed perimeter zones with shading devices. 2nd Canadian Solar Buildings Conference, Calgary.

65.  Bessoudo, M., Tzempelikos, A.,Candanedo, L., Karava, P., Athienitis, A., Zmeureanu, R. and Handfield, L.,(2007) Thermal comfort conditions in highly-glazed perimeter zones with shading devices. 2ndCanadian Solar Buildings Conference, Calgary.

66.  Bessoudo, M., Tzempelikos, A.,Athienitis, A. and Zmeureanu, R., (2007). The impact of shading on thermalcomfort conditions in perimeter zones with glass facades. AIVC InternationalConference: Building Low Energy Cooling and Ventilation Technologies in the 21stcentury, Greece.

67.  Teyssedou, G.,Zmeureanu, R. and Giguère, D., (2007) Développement d’un modèle pour un systèmede réfrigération d’un aréna. VIIIe Colloque Interuniversitaire Franco-Québécois, Montréal.

68.  Monfet, D., Zmeureanu, R., Charneux, R. and Lemire, N., (2007). Évaluation de laperformance d’un bâtiment universitaire : Monitoring and simulation avecEnergyPlus. VIIIe Colloque Interuniversitaire Franco-Québécois, Montréal.

69.  Monfet, D., Zmeureanu, R., Lemire, N.and Charneux, R., (2006). Inter-program comparison of a virtual model of auniversity building. ESim 2006 conference, Toronto, May 4-5.

70.  Wang, W., Rivard, H. and Zmeureanu,R.,(2006) A comparative study of representation and encondings for building shapeoptimization with genetic algorithms. International Conference on Computing andDecision Making in Civil and Building Engineering, Montreal.

71.  Athienitis,A.K., Kesik, T., Beausoleil-Morrison, I., Noguchi, N., Tzempelikos, A.,  Charron, R., Karava, P., Zmeureanu, R., Love,J., Harrison, S., and Poissant, Y., (2006) Development of Requirements for aSolar Building Conceptual Design Tool, Proc. 1st SBRN & SESCI 31stJoint Conference, 2006, 8 pages.

72.  Lin, Y. and Zmeureanu, R., (2006)Mathematical model of thermal performance of a dome-covered house. ThirdInternational Building Physics Conference, Montreal.

73.  Wei, Z. and Zmeureanu, R., (2006)Second law analysis of HVAC systems for commercial buildings. ThirdInternational Building Physics Conference, Montreal.

74.  Wei,Z. and Zmeureanu, R., (2006). Analysis of energy, exergy and GHG emissionsapplied to VAV systems in an office building. ESim 2006 conference, Toronto,May 4-5.

75.  Mottillo,M., Zmeureanu, R. and Beausoleil-Morrison, I., (2006). Modelling an adsorptionsystem for the seasonal storage of heat in residential buildings. ESim 2006conference, Toronto, May 4-5.

76.  Nassif,N. and Zmeureanu, R., (2006). Dynamic data-driven gray-box models of componentsof HVAC systems. ESim 2006 conference, Toronto, May 4-5.

77.  Wang,W., Zmeureanu, R. and Rivard, H., (2006). Sensitivity study in finding theoptimal shape of a green office building. ESim 2006 conference, Toronto, May4-5.

78.  Zmeureanu, R., (2006) Bâtimentssoutenables : entre rêve et réalité. IBPSA France 2006,  Institut National de l’Energie Solaire –INES, Université de Savoie, Chambéry. March 21.

79.  Zmeureanu, R., Cherqui, F., Dupe,E., Wurtz, E. and Allard, F., (2005). Simulation of the environmentalimpact of a Canadian house. Sustainable Buildings Conference, Tokyo, September26-29.

80.  Bérubé-Dufour,M.,Derome, D., and Zmeureanu, R., (2005).Quantification of air leaks throughbuilding envelopes using infrared thermography laboratory measurements, Proc. of the 10th Conf.on Building Science and Technology, Ottawa, 2005, Vol. 1, 85, 91.

81.  Wang,W., Rivard, H., and Zmeureanu, R., (2005) A Framework for Simulation-BasedOptimization with Application to Green Building Design, Proceedings of the 2005ASCE International Conference on Computing in Civil Engineering, L. Soibelmanand F. Pena-Mora (Editors), Cancun, 8 pages.

82.  Ndiaye,D., Bernier, M. and Zmeureanu, R., (2005) Evaluation of the embodied energy inbuilding materials and related carbon dioxide emissions in Senegal. Sustainable Buildings Conference,Tokyo, September 26-29.

83.  Weimin,W., Zmeureanu, R. and Rivard, H., (2005). Two-phase application ofmulti-objective genetic algorithms in green building design. Building Simulation 2005, Montreal.

84.  Yang,J., Rivard, H., and Zmeureanu, R., (2005) Building Energy Prediction withAdaptive Artificial Neural Networks, Proceedings of the Ninth IBPSA Conference,I. Beausoleil-Morrison and M. Bernier (Editors), Montreal, 1401, 1408.

85.  Zmeureanu, R., Dupé, E., Cherqui,F., Wurtz, E. et Allard, F. (2005) Analyse du cycle de vie du niveaud’isolation thermique d’une maison type dans plusieurs villes au Canada. VIIeColloque Interuniversitaire Franco-Québécois, St-Malo, 23-25 mai.

86.  Gicquel, R., Riviere, P. andZmeureanu, R., (2005) Enseignement de la thermodynamique appliquée :Problématique d’une nouvelle approche pédagogique par simulation et essais demachines frigorifiques ou pompe à chaleur. VIIe Colloque InteruniversitaireFranco-Québécois, St-Malo, 23-25 mai.

87.  Chebil, S., Galanis, N. andZmeureanu, R. (2005) Modélisation des effets des infiltrations sur lesperformances thermiques des murs multicouches. VIIe Colloque InteruniversitaireFranco-Québécois, St-Malo, 23-25 mai.

88.  Bérubé-Dufour, M., Derome, D. etZmeureanu, R. (2005) Quantification des défauts d’étanchéité à l’air del’enveloppe du bâtiment par thermographie infrarouge. VIIe ColloqueInteruniversitaire Franco-Québécois, St-Malo, 23-25 mai.

89.  Zmeureanu, R., Cherqui, F., Wurtz,E. and Allard, F., (2004) Outils de simulation de l’impactenvironnemental : cas d’une maison au Canada. IBPSA-France Conference,Toulouse.

90.  Caunesil,C., Callies, M., Zmeureanu, R. and Roux J-J. (2004) Comparison of two buildingenergy-related standards : MNECCB (Canada) and RT-2000 (France). CIB WorldCongress, Toronto.

91.  Wang,W., Zmeureanu, R. and Rivard, H. (2004) Investigation of the impact ofelectricity rate and mix on optimum green building design. ESIM 2004conference, Vancouver.

92.  Wu,X.Y. and Zmeureanu, R. (2004) Exergy analysis of HVAC systems for a house inMontreal. ESIM 2004 conference, Vancouver.

93.  Baouendi,R., Zmeureanu, R. and Bradley, B. (2003) Life cycle analysis of exterior wallsusing the Energy and Emissions Estimator prototype tool. XXXth IAHS WorldCongress, Montreal, June 23-27.

94.  Wang,W., Rivard, H. and Zmeureanu, R. (2003) Optimizing building design with respectto life-cycle environmental impacts. Building Simulation 2003, Eindhoven,Netherlands, August 11-14.

95.  Chebil,S., Galanis, N. and Zmeureanu, R. (2003) Computer simulation of thermal impactof air infiltration through multilayered exterior walls.  Building Simulation 2003, Eindhoven,Netherlands, August 11-14, p.155-162.

96.  Schijndel,H., Zmeureanu, R. and Stathopoulos, T. (2003) Simulation of air infiltrationthrough revolving doors. Building Simulation 2003, Eindhoven, Netherlands,August 11-14.

97.  Chebil, S., Galanis, N. andZmeureanu, R. (2003) Simulation numérique de l’effet des infiltrations d’airsur le transfert de chaleur dans un mur multicouche. VIe ColloqueInteruniversitaire Franco-Québécois, Québec, 26-28 mai.

98.  Baouendi,R., Zmeureanu, R., Bradley, B., Friedman, A. (2002) EEE: A prototype tool for the evaluation of embodiedenergy and greenhouse gases emissions of exterior envelope of Canadian houses.ESIM 2002 Conference, Montreal, September 11-13.

99.  Zmeureanu, R., Zelaya, E.M.,Giguere, D. (2002). Simulation de la consommation d’énergie d’un aréna à l’aidedu logiciel DOE-2.1E. ESIM 2002 Conference, Montreal, September 11-13.

100.                  Chebil, S., Galanis, N., Zmeureanu, R. (2002)Computer simulation of air infiltration effects on heat transfer inmultilayered walls. ESIM 2002 Conference, Montreal, September 11-13.

101.                  Neuhann, V., Zmeureanu, R., Solati, B., Paris,J., and Haghighat, F., (2002) Life-cycle analysis of refrigeration systems forair-conditioning an office building. WREC 2002, Koln, June 29-July 5.

102.                  Kassab, M., Zmeureanu, R., and Derome, D.,(2002) Multi-attribute life-cycle analysis of a sustainable house in Montreal. WREC 2002, Koln, June 29-July 5.

103.                  Ndiaye, D., Zmeureanu, R., and Bernier, M.,(2002) Decision Support System for the Design of Office Buildings in Senegal.Sustainable Building Conference, Oslo, October.

104.                  Kassab, M., Derome, D., and Zmeureanu, R.,(2002) Searching for the improvement of an energy-efficient house in Montreal.Sustainable Building Conference, Oslo, October.

105.                  Zmeureanu, R., (2001) Short-term detailedmonitoring and long-term minimum monitoring for evaluating the performance ofrooftop units. CLIMA 2000 Conference, Naples, September 15-19.

106.                  Baouendi, R., Rivard, H., and Zmeureanu, R.,(2001) Use of life cycle assessment tools during the design of green buildings.Canadian Society of Ecological Economists Conference, McGill University,Montreal, August 23-25.

107.                  Zmeureanu, R., Stathopoulos, T., andSchopmeijer, M.E.D., (2001) Air leakage through the building envelope viarevolving doors. ICBEST 2001, Ottawa, June 26-29.

108.                  Zmeureanu, R. and Farinaccio, L., (2001) Use ofsoft computing techniques for the evaluation of energy performance ofequipments in buildings. Esim 2001, Ottawa, 13-14 June.

109.                  Zmeureanu,R. and Siret, F., (2001) Évaluation des économies d’énergie avec des modèlesbasés sur des réseaux à neurones. Ve Colloque InteruniversitaireFranco-Québécois, Lyon (France), 28-30 mai.

110.                  Baouendi,R. Zmeureanu, R. and Brau, J., (2001) L’énergie intrinsèque dans les matériauxutilisés dans les bâtiments. Ve Colloque Interuniversitaire Franco-Québécois,Lyon (France), 28-30 mai.

111.                  Labidi,J., Zmeureanu, R., Solati, B., Haghighat, F., and Paris, J., (2001) Évaluationtechnico-économique de l’utilisation des pompes à chaleur à absorption auCanada - phase I. Ve Colloque Interuniversitaire Franco-Québécois, Lyon(France), 28-30 mai.

112.                  Rivard,H. and  Zmeureanu, R., (2001) Outildoptimisation basé sur l``algorithme génétique pour la thermique du bâtiment.Ve Colloque Interuniversitaire Franco-Québécois, Lyon (France), 28-30 mai.

113.                  Zmeureanu,R. and Rivard, H., (2000) Optimisation d’un système de chauffage avec despompes à chaleur eau-air. Conférence IBPSA France 2000, Sophie Antipolis,France, pp.109-115.

114.                  Zmeureanu, R. and Le Priol, M., (2000) Optimumthermal insulation of houses in Montreal. World Renewable Energy CongressVI, Brighton, U.K., part III, pp. 1846-1849.

115.                  Zmeureanu, R. and Rivard, H., (2000)Optimization of a geothermal heating and cooling system for a large commercialbuilding in Montreal. World Renewable Energy Congress VI, Brighton, U.K.,part I, pp. 322-325.

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