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Proceedings of Building Simulation 2017: 15th Conference of IBPSA


A Framework for Empirical Validation of Building Performance Simulation under Uncertainty

Qi Li1, Godfried Augenbroe1, Ralph Muehleisen2
1School of Architecture, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, USA
2Argonne National Laboratory, Lemont, IL, USA

Abstract: This paper proposes an empirical validation framework to validate building performance simulation tools under uncertainty. It presents a case study of a future experiment in a controlled environment with detailed measurement. At this stage synthetic measurement data were generated to demonstrate the framework and preliminarily assess the experiment. The simulation and analysis result highlights the importance of explicit uncertainty quantification especially by means of detailed measurements. It also demonstrates the benefit of probabilistic agreement criteria. Future work on actual experiment is expected to extend this framework for practical use.
Pages: 1770 - 1779