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Proceedings of Building Simulation 2011: 12th Conference of IBPSA


Calibrated simulation model case studies in Australia

Peter Alan Taylor, Hongsen Zhang, Paul Bannister

Abstract: This paper presents experiences in developing calibrated energy simulation models of existing buildings. These models have been requested by building owners prior to using simulation to explore the effects of energy saving measures. However, there are a number of difficulties with calibrated models. The methodology used in developing the models is given and it is illustrated with examples taken from three calibrated models of buildings in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane We conclude with an analysis of inherent problems with calibrated models. In light of our experience, we recommend how calibrated models might be used in combination with energy audits.
Pages: 1272 - 1278