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Proceedings of SimBuild Conference 2012: 5th conference of IBPSA USA


A Process For, and Results From, Whole Campus Energy Conservation by Statistical Extrapolation of Calibrated Energy Models

Matthew Brugman, Paul Erickson
Affiliated Engineers, Inc.

Abstract: Building performance simulation and energy modeling has traditionally been focused upon the accurate modeling of the physical performance realities of a single, distinct building. Many modern institutions such as hospital complexes, higher education campuses, military bases and other large facilities consist of multiple buildings. Demonstrating the energy saving impacts of campus-wide building repairs and upgrades has proven to be a daunting task for a professional community focused upon the modeling of single buildings. The immediate objective of this paper is to describe the methods used for developing the University of North Carolina (UNC) Strategic Demand-Side Energy Plan (SDSEP). The SDSEP allows the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to identify the energy savings potential for 86 campus buildings from a statistically representative set of 20 buildings. The impact of energy savings within these 20 buildings was modeled using calibrated building energy models in eQuest.
Pages: 484 - 495