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Proceedings of BSO Conference 2018: Fourth Conference of IBPSA-England


Impact of Model Simplification at Geometric Modelling Stage on Energy for Office Building

Jiangshan Zhao, Yue Wu, Xing Shi, Xing Jin, Xin Zhou

Abstract: Geometric modelling is a key step in the process of building energy simulation. However, the geometric modelling process is relatively complex and there is a significant difference between the real model and the building energy model. Therefore, it is usually necessary to simplify the energy model in the geometric modelling stage. The objective of this paper is to investigate what is the appropriate level of simplification in geometric modelling. Three common types of simplifications in geometric modelling were identified. Specifically, simplifications of thermal zone, fenestration and typical floor have been considered.
Pages: 402 - 406