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


Specification and Implementation of IFC Based Performance Metrics to Support Building Life Cycle Assessment of Hybrid Energy Systems

Elmer Morrissey, James O'Donnell, Marcus Keane, Vladimir Bazjanac
IRUSE, National University Of Ireland, Cork, Ireland
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), Berkeley, CA, USA

Abstract: Minimising building life cycle energy consumption is becoming of paramount importance. Performance metrics tracking offers a clear and concise manner of relating design intent in a quantitative form. A methodology is discussed for storage and utilisation of these performance metrics through an Industry Foundation Classes (IFC) instantiated Building Information Model (BIM). The paper focuses on storage of three sets of performance data from three distinct sources. An example of a performance metrics programming hierarchy is displayed for a heat pump and a solar array. Utilising the sets of performance data, two discrete performance effectiveness ratios may be computed, thus offering an accurate method of quantitatively assessing building performance.
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