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Proceedings of Building Simulation 2017: 15th Conference of IBPSA


Side-by-Side Tests of a Net-Zero Energy Building

Minjae Shin1,2, Juan-Carlos Baltazar1,2, Jeff Haberl1,2, Edwin Frazier3, Bobby Lynn3
1Department of Architecture, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX
2Energy Systems Laboratory, Texsa A&M Engineering Experiment Station, Texas A&M University System, College Station, TX
3Fort Hood Energy Office, Fort Hood, TX

Abstract: This paper presents the results of side-by-side tests of a net-zero energy building using various analysis approaches. The analysis includes an unadjusted measured energy use data of the both portions of the building, a weather-normalized change-point linear regression model to estimate annual energy savings, and calibrated simulation models. The results show savings of 37% to 50% for the renovated portion of the building (i.e., net-zero energy building) compared to the un-renovated portion.
Pages: 1344 - 1350