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Proceedings of BauSim Conference 2016: 6th Conference of IBPSA-Germany and Austria


Urban energy modeling using multivariate cluster analysis

N. Ghiassi, A. Mahdavi

Abstract: Performance simulation tools offer many possibilities to study the implications of various physical, technological, operational, and contextual factors for the energy performance of buildings. However, using such tools for urban-scale inquiries has been hampered by their substantial informational and computational requirements. To facilitate the computationally efficient simulation-based thermal assessment of large building assemblies, the present research proposes a sampling-based framework. The suggested method relies on Multivariate Cluster Analysis (MCA) based on energy-related building parameters, to ensure that the selected sample reflects the energy behavioral diversity of the urban area under study.
Pages: 329 - 336