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Proceedings of Building Simulation 2009: 11th Conference of IBPSA

     

AUTOMATICALLY CALIBRATING A PROBABILISTIC GRAPHICAL MODEL OF BUILDING ENERGY CONSUMPTION

Daniel Tarlow, Andrew Peterman, Benedict R. Schwegler, Christopher Trigg

DOI: https://doi.org/10.26868/25222708.2009.0904-911
Abstract: We introduce a framework and proof of concept for estimating building energy consumption that probabilistically combines a model of building physics with observed occupancy and detailed operations data, automatically learning a physically plausible model of the energy consumption. Our framework has several desirable properties: data about one building can automatically be used to improve energy use estimates for other similar buildings; input fields can be left blank or specified approximately; and the output of our model is not only an estimate of energy usage, but a probability distribution over possible values. We describe an initial implementation of our framework and present experimental results showing that this is a promising direction for future building simulation research.
Pages: 904 - 911
Paper:
bs2009_0904_911