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Proceedings of Building Simulation 2011: 12th Conference of IBPSA


Identifying Non-Technical Barriers To Energy Model Sharing And Reuse

Holly Wasilowski Samuelson, Andrew Lantz, Christoph F. Reinhart

Abstract: This paper presents the results of a survey of 306 building professionals investigating the feasibility of reusing design-phase energy models post-design. Most (75%) of the 154 engineers/energy modellers surveyed believed that their models could be used by a third party for commissioning and building operation. Nevertheless, the survey revealed several non-technical challenges associated with model sharing and reuse. In response, this paper provides suggestions to energy modellers, building owners, and software developers for overcoming these challenges and includes references for relevant legal contracts. Keywords: Energy Simulation, Survey, Commissioning, Building Operation, Contracts
Pages: 569 - 576