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Proceedings of Building Simulation 2013: 13th Conference of IBPSA


A Two-staged Simulation Model Calibration Approach To Virutal Sensors For Building Performance Data


Abstract: In existing buildings, monitored data can support the process of simulation model calibration and validation. Such calibrated models could be effectively applied in building management and systems operation processes. The present contribution focuses on a specific problem faced by a monitoring-based optimization-assisted simulation calibration: In many realistic circumstances, it is not possible to install monitoring systems with full building coverage. To address this issue, we explore the potential of simulation model calibration based on monitored data obtained from a selected sub-set of building zones. Thereby, we demonstrate that the resulting calibrated simulation model can provide, via virtual sensors, information from building zones, which are not actually monitored.
Pages: 608 - 613