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


A case study in energy modeling of an energy efficient building with gas driven absorption heat pump system in eQuest

Altamash Baig, Alan Fung

Abstract: This paper presents a case study in the energy modelling of an existing energy efficient library building located in Tweed, Ontario. This particular building is using a gasdriven absorption heat pump to meet the heating and cooling loads of the building. This study is the first detailed analysis of gas-fired heat pumps in Canadian climate. The objective was to create a baseline model in eQUEST and compare the simulated energy consumptions with the actual energy bills. Through the eQUEST simulation a baseline model for the building was created for the full years 2012, 2013, 2014. On average the simulated annual electricity consumptions were 1.5% less than the actual electricity consumptions. The average difference for annual natural gas consumption was 7%. The accuracy of the simulation model in future studies could be improved by on-site weather measurement, collection of hourly energy consumption and occupancy data.
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