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Proceedings of Building Simulation 2011: 12th Conference of IBPSA


The Building Simulation As An Alternative Method In Brazilian Energy Efficiency Labelling Of Commercial Buildings

Mauricio Nath Lopes, Gabriel Iwamoto, Humberto Leitão Riella

Abstract: The energy power consumption in Brazil grows at rates similar to GDP. Aiming to promote the energy conservation in commercial buildings, the Brazilian Government developed a regulation to classify such buildings by their energy efficiency level. The regulation allows the energy efficiency level of a building to be rated by a prescriptive method, or alternatively, by building simulation method. This paper describes the methodology used to evaluate the energy efficiency level of a commercial building for the Brazilian classification process using the building simulation method. A commercial building has been selected to showcase the application of simulation method and its results.
Pages: 2055 - 2063