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

     

INVESTIGATING AN ADEQUATE LEVEL OF MODELLING FOR ENERGY ANAYSIS OF DOMESTIC BUILDINGS

Yeonsook Heo, Guangying Ren, Minna Sunikka-Blank

Abstract: This paper investigates what level of modelling is required to appropriately support energy analysis of domestic buildings. The paper analyses the effect of simplications made in thermal zoning and internal loads scheduling through a case study of a UK domestic building. The case study provides quantified effects of common simplications made in practice on the accuracy of energy predictions by making simplications in the model incrementally and estimating the effect of individual simplications on electricity and heating demand predictions.
Keywords: Level of Modelling, Thermal Zoning, Internal Loads Scheduling, Energy Analysis, Domestic Buildings
Paper:
asim2016_331