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


Reliability of Co-Heating Measurements

Ir.-arch. Geert Bauwens, Dr. Ir.-arch. Piet Standaert, Ir. Frédéric Delcuve, Prof. Dr. Ir.- arch. Staf Roels

Abstract: The energy performance of a building is primarily determined by the thermal performance of the building envelope. Several studies show, however, that the actual ‘as-built’ performance can differ significantly from the theoretical, calculated value. Characterisation of building performances based on in situ dynamic measurements can help to bridge this gap between ‘designed’ and ‘as-built’ performances. A common method to evaluate the thermal performance of a building in situ is the co-heating test. This test is a quasi-stationary method based on the linear regression analysis of dynamic measurement data. This paper investigates the accuracy of the method for a simple building fabric component.
Pages: 348 - 355