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Proceedings of Building Simulation 2017: 15th Conference of IBPSA


Visual Quality Assessment of Building Energy Performance Simulation Models

Tobias Maile und Richard See
Digital Alchemy Inc. Woodinville, WA 98072, USA

Abstract: The increasing usage of building energy performance simulation (BEPS) tools creates a growing number of simulation models of different quality and level of detail. Today stakeholders receiving simulation results are mostly focusing on building level metrics such as total energy consumption, unmet load hours and uncomfortable hours. However, these metrics do not provide any insights on its quality and the wide range of input data in a BEPS model. To address this problem, we developed a set of visual aids that quickly show key aspects about the behavior of a BEPS model. We illustrate this concept in a prototypical implementation.
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