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Proceedings of Building Simulation 2011: 12th Conference of IBPSA


Introducing A Framework for Advancing Building Energy Modeling Methods & Processes

Ellen Franconi

Abstract: Current interest in building energy efficiency is driving an increase in demand for building energy modelling (BEM) services. Yet practitioners are challenged to deliver BEM services effectively and consistently. Contributing to this is an expansive knowledge requirement, the lack of standardized methods and the absence of defined processes. This paper introduces the concept of a BEM methods and processes (M&P) framework. The effort involves examining modelling M&P tasks across modelling applications, creating a structure for organizing them, and specifying the detailed development of shared components. Ultimately, the defined M&P components will be referenced in modelling application guidelines.
Pages: 8 - 15