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Proceedings of BauSim Conference 2010: 3rd Conference of IBPSA-Germany and Austria


Monitoring and simulating a private house

Zeynep Arsan, Nihal Sökmen

Abstract: The preliminary results of building performance analysis study aiming at retrofiting an existing house to fulfil passive house standards is presented. The case building, i.e. two storey private house in Izmir, Turkey, has been monitored and simulated for the winter period of 2010. Local data collection involves physical identification and measurements. Besides, a digital performance simulation model representing existing situation (pre-retrofit) of the house is developed. The simulation output is compared to the measured indoor air temperature, solid fuel, and electrical use data to refine and calibrate the model. At the end, the error ratios of digital model are obtained in order to predict factual performance of alternative architectural scenarios for energy efficient retrofit.
Pages: 196 - 202