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Proceedings of eSim 2020: 11th Conference of IBPSA-Canada


Minimizing the performance gap of A-Rated Buildings while supporting high levels of user comfort.

Ruth Kerrigan 1, Roger West 2, Pat Shiel 2, Niti Saini 2, Ian Pyburn 1
1 IES R&D Ltd., Ireland
2 Trinity College Dublin, Ireland

Abstract: Energy efficiency in buildings is currently a fractured process, with a variety of stakeholders and compliance procedures focussing on separate parts such as design, construction, and building use without direct feedback loops that foster a holistic view of energy performance and Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ). This leads to a performance gap between the energy consumption estimated by ratings against operations, lack of in-use data to verify compliance, and conflicting indoor environmental issues in A-rated buildings. This paper uses Dynamic Simulation Modelling (i.e. IES-VE) and new calibration methods integrating Machine Learning (ML) to identify insights into the conflict between energy efficiency and IEQ.