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ASHRAE & IBPSA-USA SimBuild 2016: Building Performance Modeling Conference


Automated Methods for Improving Energy Model Quality Assurance and Quality Control

Chris Balbach, David Bosworth
Performance Systems Development of NY, Ithaca, NY
BUILDlab, Dryden, NY

Abstract: While industry standard definitions of acceptable limits of energy model accuracy remain elusive, there are renewed interests in improving the overall accuracy and reliability of the products of energy modeling toolspredictions. While recent advancements in open-source energy modeling frameworks related to Quality Assurance and Quality Control provide users with powerful and flexible means for automating these activities, key gaps remain. This paper will discuss advances in both Quality Assurance and Quality Control, provide examples of their use in current practice, and propose a logic and framework that could support the broad use of these techniques in everyday building energy modeling practice.
Pages: 385 - 392