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Proceedings of eSim 2016: 9th Conference of IBPSA-Canada


Energy performance for ASHRAE 90.1 baselines for a variety of Canadian climates and building types

Randy Irwin, Jeanie Chan, Andrea Frisque

Abstract: There are existing EnergyPlus models available for typical buildings for a number of different building types and US locations for ASHRAE 90.1 baselines. In this work the same typical building models have been simulated for Canadian locations. The building models have been used to produce a database of reference EUIs for early conceptual designs and building benchmarking. The data is evaluated through multidimensional data analysis using parallel coordinates which reveals patterns in the data and relative sensitivity to building type and climate. They have also been used to evaluate whether the weight placed in ASHRAE 90.1 on energy efficiency measures is also appropriate for northern, heating-dominated climates, or if code change decisions from one version to the next might be seen differently from a Canadian perspective.
Pages: 295 - 304