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Proceedings of Building Simulation 2011: 12th Conference of IBPSA


A Cost-effective Model- and Measurement-based Methodology for Ongoing Commissioning

Dirk Jacob, Sebastian Burhenne, Christian Neumann

Abstract: The building sector is responsible for a major part of the energy consumption. A considerable reduction can be achieved by improving the operation of the buildings. A methodology to organize and standar- dize the ongoing commissioning of buildings was de- veloped. The method consists of 4 steps. An impor- tant criterion developing this method was cost-effec- tiveness. Therefore a top-down approach was chosen. A minimal dataset was defined which was measured at all demonstration buildings. In this paper different modeling approaches within the methodology are discussed. Applying this methodology to 17 non- residential demonstration buildings energy cost savings from 4 to 29 % were found.
Pages: 1950 - 1957