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Proceedings of BSO Conference 2012: 1st Conference of IBPSA-England


Performance Gap and Thermal Modelling: a Comparison of Simulation Results and Actual Energy Performance for an Academy in North West England

Esfandiar Burman, Dan Rigamonti, Judit Kimpain, Dejan Mumovic

Abstract: This paper compares the actual energy performance of a new-built academy with design and compliance stage estimations. The paper then presents the outcomes of a dynamic thermal model developed in accordance with post-occupancy operation of the building. The aim is to use post-occupancy evaluation as an effective tool to reflect on design and compliance simulations and, thereby, identify how the thermal modelling process could be enhanced. An overview of the application of thermal modelling under current building regulations is also provided along with recommendations about how building simulation could be utilised to narrow the design vs. actual energy performance gap.
Pages: 35 - 42