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2018 Building Performance Analysis Conference and SimBuild co-organized by ASHRAE and IBPSA-USA

     

DO OFFICE BUILDINGS 'SAVE' ENERGY IN THE UNITED STATES DUE TO DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME (DST)? A 50-STATE SIMULATION-BASED STUDY

Tarek Rakha, Yuanyue Chen, Christoph Reinhart

Abstract: This paper investigates the savings" in Daylight Saving Time (DST) through a comprehensive simulation-based study. A United States Department of Energy (US DOE) core and perimeter reference small office building was simulated with and without DST for each state across the seven US climate zones using benchmark inputs. The "lightswitch" model was used to represent probabilistically-valid user behavior for lighting energy using DIVA for Grasshopper as the front-end for Radiance and Daysim ...
Pages: 21 - 28
Paper:
simbuild2018_C004