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


Inclusion of user-related monitoring data in the run-time calibration of building performance simulation models

Johannes Weber, Robert Zach, Farhang Tahmasebi, Ardeshir Mahdavi

Abstract: This paper describes an ongoing project, which deals with the utilization of comprehensive building monitoring infrastructures in the context of building performance simulation. One of the key problems in building simulation is to determine the accuracy and reliability of a simulation codes and tools. Due to the complexity of buildings, a comprehensive and exhaustive mathematical proof is typically not possible. In this context, comprehensive collection of data from actual buildings can provide an effective basis for probing the degree to which simulation tools can represent and predict the real performance of buildings. The present contribution describes concepts and initial implementations toward creating and testing a systematic framework for the dynamic and comprehensive building data monitoring for evaluation and calibration of performance simulation models.
Pages: 354 - 360