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Proceedings of Building Simulation 2017: 15th Conference of IBPSA


Airside HVAC BESTEST: HVAC Air-Distribution System Model Test Cases for ASHRAE Standard 140

J. Neymark
1 , M. Kennedy 2 , R. Judkoff 3 With J. Gall 4 , R. Henninger 5 , T. Hong 6 , D. Knebel 4 , T. McDowell 7 , M. Witte 5 , D. Yan 8 , X. Zhou 8 1 J. Neymark & Associates, Golden, Colorado, USA 2 Mike D. Kennedy, Inc., Port Townsend, Washington, USA 3 National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, Colorado, USA 4 AAON, Inc., Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA 5 GARD Analytics, Inc., Arlington Heights, Illinois, USA 6 Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, California, USA 7 Thermal Energy System Specialists, LLC, Madison, Wisconsin, USA 8 Tsinghua University, Beijing, China

Abstract: This paper summarizes recent work to develop new airside heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) equipment model analytical verification test cases for ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 140, Standard Method of Test for the Evaluation of Building Energy Analysis Computer Programs. The analytical verification test method allows comparison of simulation results from a wide variety of building energy simulation programs with quasi-analytical solutions. Standard 140 is widely cited for evaluating software for use with performance-path energy efficiency analysis in conjunction with well-known energy-efficiency standards, including ASHRAE Standard 90.1, the International Energy Conservation Code, and other international standards. Airside HVAC equipment is a common area of modelling not previously explicitly tested by Standard 140. Integration of the completed test suite into Standard 140 is in progress.
Pages: 644 - 653