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Proceedings of BauSim Conference 2012: 4th Conference of IBPSA-Germany and Austria


Automating building energy modeling for simulation purposes

Sergio Leal, Florian Judex, Stefan Hauer, Florian Stift, Florian Dubisch, Gerhard Zucker

Abstract: Building energy modeling is data intensive, repetitive and error prone. This paper presents a methodology to support the automatic building energy model generation based on the Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) input and monitoring data. Preliminary results support model generation scalability and performance. A proof of concept has been performed for 3 typical building geometries. The benefits of this method are reduction of modeling effort, improvement of the energy performance evaluation and comparability between buildings with similar geometries. This method is aimed to ease building renovation planning and rapid prototyping for tenders and design competitions.
Pages: 212 - 216