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Proceedings of Building Simulation 2011: 12th Conference of IBPSA


SIMEB: simplified interface to DOE2 and Energy Plus – A user’s perspective – Case study of an existing building

Jocelyn Millette, Simon Sansregret, Ahmed Daoud

Abstract: SIMEB is a freely distributed simplified common interface for DOE2.1E, DOE2.2 and EnergyPlus. Potential applications are: energy saving assessment, diagnostic tool for (re)commissioning, new building design, code compliance, energy saving potential assessment for estate stock. The market expected: free, user-friendliness, flexible in terms of building description complexity, compatible with others, suitable for program certification. The SIMEB features (archetype buildings, assisted calibration, clustering analysis, multibuilding interface, interoperability with EQuest, Google Sketchup) and potential applications are presented. The integrated process and a case study using DOE2.1E, DOE2.2 and Energy Plus are presented and compared to AMR using the built-in tools.
Pages: 2349 - 2355