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Proceedings of Building Simulation 2017: 15th Conference of IBPSA


Forecasting of Cooling Coil Load using On-Site Forecasts of Outdoor Air Conditions versus Forecasts from Closest Airport

Mathieu Le Cam1, Radu Zmeureanu1, Ahmed Daoud2, Andreas K. Athienitis1
1Center for Zero Energy Building Studies, Department of Building, Civil, and Environmental Engineering, Concordia University, 1515 St. Catherine W., Montreal, Quebec, Canada, H3G 1M8.
2 Laboratoire des Technologies de l’Énergie, Institut de recherche d’Hydro-Québec, 600, Avenue de la Montagne, Shawinigan, Québec, Canada, G9N 7N5

Abstract: This paper presents the forecasting of the cooling coil load of an existing cooling system by using three different forecasts of outdoor air enthalpy. First, the air enthalpy is forecasted from measurements at the building location. Second, the air enthalpy is forecasted by Environment Canada at the closest airport. Third, the forecasts of air enthalpy at the building location are obtained from the forecasts at the airport. The results show that, for this particular case, the corrected forecasts of air enthalpy obtained from Environment Canada can be used with acceptable results, in the absence of a weather station on the site.
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