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Proceedings of BauSim Conference 2014: 5th Conference of IBPSA-Germany and Austria


Simplified Building Model of Districts

F. Koene, L. Bakker, D. Lanceta, S. Narmsara

Abstract: However, to individually model all buildings in the district appears to be practically impossible. A In the setting of this paper, a building is represented by a simple model consisting of two thermal masses. Generic values were obtained for two unknown parameters in the model, capable of representing an office building, a single family dwelling and a multifamily dwelling, at three levels of thermal insulation. The model allows the aggregation of multiple dwellings into a single aggregated building. The dynamic thermal behaviour of the aggregated building closely resembles that of the sum of individual dwellings. As a result, dwellings within a residential district can be modelled with a limited amount of information, allowing a quick assessment of their dynamic heating and cooling demands.
Pages: 152 - 159