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


Model view definition for advanced building energy performance simulation

S. Pinheiro, J. O’Donnell, R. Wimmer, V. Bazjanac, S. Muhic, T. Maile, J. Frisch, Treeck C. van

Abstract: Recent demand for higher energy efficiency within the building sector has led to the use of Building Energy Performance Simulation (BEPS) tools. These powerful predictive tools enable investigation of environmental and energy performance for different design and retrofit design alternatives. However, integrating BEPS with Building Information Modelling (BIM) based building design tools still experiences limitations due to a lack of standardised methods of information exchange between these domains. As a result, this paper presents a Model View Definition (MVD) for advanced BEPS. In doing so this work enables a standardised exchange of data from BIM to BEPS tools, such as Modelica, using the Industry Foundation Classes (IFC) standard. The entire process becomes available through the open source software framework emerged from the IEA EBC Annex 60.
Pages: 383 - 390