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Proceedings of eSim 2012: 7th Conference of IBPSA-Canada


Comparing Simulated and Actual Energy Performance of a High Performance Canadian Office Building

Christianne Aussant, Victor Halder, Steve Kemp

Abstract: A Grander View, the new headquarters for Enermodal Engineering Ltd., is a 2,015 m 2 , three storey office building located in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada. By implementing many energy efficiency measures into the building design including a highly insulated envelope, effi(cient lighting design and a simple and highly efficient mechanical sys(tem, the building achieved an annual energy intensity of 76 kWh/m 2 (all utilities as measured by the building meter) for 2010, 81% lower than the Canadian national average of 400 ekWh/m 2 for office build(ings (NRCan, 2007) making it Canada's most efficient office building, achieving a triple platinum LEED rating (New Construction, Com(mercial Interiors and Existing Building: Operations and Maintenance). This paper describes the work undertaken of utilizing the design ener(gy model to verify and improve the operating of the building post con(struction.
Pages: 435 - 448