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Proceedings of Building Simulation 2017: 15th Conference of IBPSA

     

Coupling a Reduced Order Building Energy Model to UrbanSim

Ralph T. Muehleisen1, Joshua Bergerson2
1Energy Systems Division, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, IL, USA
2Global Security Sciences Division, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, IL, USA


DOI: https://doi.org/10.26868/25222708.2017.136
Abstract: This paper describes the coupling of a real estate / urban planning simulation model, UrbanSim, to a reduced order building energy model, ISOmodel, for estimating energy use and greenhouse gas emissions for a large urban region and allow building energy use and associated costs to be included in urban growth projections. Projected realestate information from UrbanSim, including building type, location, size, and number of occupants, is extracted from UrbanSim and used to generate inputs to the reduced order building energy model. ISOmodel is then used to estimate monthly gas and electric building energy use and associated carbon footprints in several end use categories. The scripts to couple the two tools consist primarily of Python code that makes extensive use of the Pandas data analysis library.
Pages: 521 - 527
Paper:
BS2017_136