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Proceedings of Building Simulation 2021: 17th Conference of IBPSA


Using a large floorplan dataset to study the impact of simulation zoning simplifications

Aurelien Bres
AIT Austrian Institute of Technology, Austria

Abstract: Aggregating distinct spaces into a single simulation zone is a typical way of holding down the complexity of building energy models. Such zoning simplifications may yield models that are easier to understand and parameterize and faster to simulate, but whose results differ from those of high-fidelity models with more simulation zones. This contribution proposes a systematic investigation of the corresponding differences based on a few hundred distinct building geometries translated from a large floorplan dataset.
Keywords: zoning, floorplans, simplifications, model complexity
Pages: 1028 - 1035