Simulation and Energy Modelling of Buildings

The objective of this line of research is to simulate and validate the thermal behaviour of existing buildings using advanced tools. Within this line, the energy demand of buildings has been modelled using computer calculation tools in the transitory phase. In addition, passive systems (actions on the envelope) and active systems (equipment) have been analysed to reduce the energy demand of buildings. Energy monitoring and building comfort parameters are also used, which allow the validation of the model, as well as the proposal of energy saving improvements.

Competitive research projects

  • Analysis of Energy Saving Measures in Valencian Public Hospitals. Proposal for a Multicriteria Tool to Help Its Evaluation and Selection (2015-2017)

Projects with companies

  • Studies and Projects to Carry Out the Recovery and Conservation of the Old Administration Pavilion of the Central Market of Valencia Adapting it to a Cultural Centre of the Social Work
    • Convening/funding entity: Caja de Ahorros del Mediterráneo.
      Start date: 03/22/2011
      Finish date: 03/22/2013
  • Rasol Project Collaboration: Influence on Solar Radiation in Spaces. Energy and Lighting
    • Convening/funding entity: AIDICO – Instituto Tecnológico de la Construcción
      Start date: 07/01/2011
      Finish date: 01/01/2013
  • Sustainability and Energy Efficiency in Buildings. Development of New Materials, Measurement Systems and Structural Optimization
    • Convening/funding entity: Casas Bioclimáticas S.L.
      Start date: 04/28/2006
      Finish date: 05/28/2008

Recent scientific articles

  • Adán, A., Pérez, V., Vivancos, J.-L., Aparicio-Fernández, C., Prieto, S.A. (2021) Proposing 3D thermal technology for heritage building energy monitoring Remote Sensing, 13 (8), art. no. 1537.
  • Gregório-Atem, C., Aparicio-Fernández, C., Coch, H., Vivancos, J.-L. (2020) Opaque ventilated façade (OVF) thermal performance simulation for office buildings in Brazil. Sustainability, 18 (12), 7635.
  • Fuentes-Bargues, J.L., Vivancos, J.-L., Ferrer-Gisbert, P., Gimeno-Guillem, M. (2020) Analysis of the Impact of Different Variables on the Energy Demand in Office Buildings. Sustainability, 13 (12), 1 – 23.
  • Vivancos, J.-L., Buswell, R.A., Cosar-Jorda, P., Aparicio-Fernández, C. (2020) The application of quality control charts for identifying changes in time-series home energy data. Energy and Buildings (215)1 – 11.
  • Aparicio-Fernández, C.; Vivancos, J.-L.; Cosar-Jorda, P.; Buswell, R.A. (2019) Energy modelling and calibration of building simulations: A case study of a domestic building with natural ventilation. Energies, 12 (17), art. no. 3360.
  • Pérez-Andreu, V.; Aparicio-Fernández, C.; Martínez-Ibernón, A.; Vivancos, J.-L. (2018) Impact of climate change on heating and cooling energy demand in a residential building in a Mediterranean climate. Energy, 165, pp. 63-74.
  • Martinez-Molina, A.; Boarin, P.; Tort-Ausina, I.; Vivancos, J.-L. (2018) Assessing visitors’ thermal comfort in historic museum buildings: Results from a Post-Occupancy Evaluation on a case study. Building and Environment, 132, pp. 291-302.
  • Martínez Molina, A.; Boarin, P.; Tort-Ausina, I.; Vivancos, J.L. (2017) Post-occupancy evaluation of a historic primary school in Spain: Comparing PMV, TSV and PD for teachers’ and pupils’ thermal comfort. Building and Environment (117)248 – 259. 10.1016/j.buildenv.2017.03.010
  • Martínez-Molina, A.; Tort-Ausina, I.; Cho, S. ; Vivancos, J.L. (2016) Energy efficiency and thermal comfort in historic buildings: A review. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews (61C)70 – 85. 10.1016/j.rser.2016.03.018
  • Martínez-Ibernón, A.; Aparicio Fernandez, C.S.; Royo Pastor, R.; Vivancos, J.L. (2016) Temperature and humidity transient simulation and validation in a measured house without a HVAC system. Energy and Buildings (131)54 – 62. 10.1016/j.enbuild.2016.08.079

Directed doctoral theses

  • Ventilated cladding in contemporary architecture. Influence of the construction design and its environment on thermal behaviour. PhD student: Carolina Aparicio Fernández / Directors: José Luis Vivancos Bono (2010)
  • Methodology for Thermal Characterization and Comfort in Historic Buildings. PhD student: Antonio Martínez Molina / Directors: José Luis Vivancos and Isabel Tort-Ausina (2016)