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Proceedings of ASim Conference 2016: 3rd Asia conference of IBPSA-China, Japan, Korea

     

DEVELOPMENT OF A KNOWLEDGE-BASED ENERGY SIMULATION TOOL COMPLYING WITH CHINA'S BUILDING ENERGY EFFICIENCY STANDARDS

Chen Wenqiang, Tian Zhichao, Shi Xing

Abstract: Building energy simulation is a useful technique for predicting building energy performance and comparing design options. However, many building energy simulation tools are sophisticated and inconvenient for architects to use. One of the main reasons is that they require a lot of input parameters which cannot or are difficult to be defined in the early design stage. This paper develops a knowledge-based energy simulation tool in accordance with the requirements of China's building energy efficiency standards. First, the obstacles that architects face when using energy simulation tools in the early design stage are analyzed. Then, a method is proposed to develop a knowledge database which can assist architects to conveniently set up a model satisfying both China's building energy efficiency standards and energy simulation requirements. Finally, a case study is presented to demonstrate the application and usability of the approach.
Keywords: energy simulation, knowledge base, energy efficiency standards, China
Paper:
asim2016_281