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Proceedings of eSim 2014: 8th Conference of IBPSA-Canada


Setting Building Energy Performance Targets Econometric versus Baseline Models

Curt Hepting, Lillian Zaremba

Abstract: The University of British Columbia (UBC) is encouraging design of energy efficient buildings by employing a method to set aggressive energy use intensity (EUI) targets. The approach is based on the adaptation of econometric models of existing building performance to provide a “building energy rating.” The approach differs from how new building performance is popularly gauged in North America, in which the simulated energy use of a new design is compared to a code-based baseline model. Instead, EUI targets are defined based on a rating that accounts for the building’s utilization and energy sources. Initial indications show the rating approach is simpler and more consistent..
Pages: 746 - 758