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Proceedings of SimBuild Conference 2010: 4th conference of IBPSA-USA


Real-time monitoring of building energy behavior: a conceptual framework

Alexandre Nassiopoulos, Frédéric Bourquin

Abstract: This paper presents a conceptual framework for the continuous monitoring of buildings energy state. The proposed methodology is based on a reduced number of low-cost temperature and power sensors. It uses an inversion procedure to combine in an optimal way a detailed thermal model of the building envelope and the measurements obtained from temperature sensors. The inversion procedure aims at reconstructing the unknown right-hand side terms of a detailed thermal model thus enabling to quantify the various heat transfers between the building and its environment and between the different components of the building envelope.
Pages: 24 - 31