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Proceedings of Building Simulation 2017: 15th Conference of IBPSA


An Artistic Analysis to Guide Trustees Preserving an Artistic Vision for Building Simulation 2017 Conference

Edward G. Lyon
Staff Consultant, Simpson Gumpertz & Heger Inc., Waltham, MA, USA

Abstract: A typical museum environment can be a challenging design task. When an existing building and site conditions are included as part of the artistic experience, the challenges become highly unusual. We used EnergyPlus for an initial phase of work to model a building with no mechanical systems and included a piece of art as a building zone. We discovered that the slab on grade model for ground heat loss was unable to simulate the actual heat storage capacity of the soil and prevented correlation of model to measured interior temperature conditions we were given. Once past this hurdle, we were able to evaluate the effectiveness of various art preservation strategies and advise our client of the limitations and costs of various building modifications.
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