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Proceedings of SimBuild Conference 2004: 1st conference of IBPSA-USA


Converging on a Recommended Set of Interpretations and Assumptions in Applying Standard Tests to Energy Analysis Tools

David E. Bradley, Michaël Kummert, Timothy P. McDowell
Thermal Energy System Specialists, LLC, Madison, WI
Unversity of Wisconsin-Madison, Solar Energy Laboratory, Madison, WI

Abstract: The authors, having individually applied ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 140-2001 to the simulation program TRNSYS in a previous project, compare their results, simulation assumptions, and interpretations of the Standard's test cases to arrive at a conformed set of recommended practices. Sensitivities to individual assumptions are investigated and results of applying the conformed set of assumptions are presented.