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2020 Building Performance Analysis Conference and SimBuild co-organized by ASHRAE and IBPSA-USA


Ranking Energy Influential Parameters - How Building Type Affects the Parameters' Influence

Rafaela Orenga Panizza, Mazdak Nik-Bakht
Concordia University, Montreal, QC (Canada)

Abstract: Building performance simulation is normally performed at early stages of design; when parameter related decisions are made, but changes can still be made without major impacts on the design scope. Ideally, energy simulations would be most beneficial when integrated within the decision-making of parameters, however, due to the large number of possible scenarios, that is not feasible. Other authors performed sensitivity analysis to evaluate the impact that parameters have on to the building's energy consumption; but most only analyzed a single model. This study is evaluating the dependency of sensitivity analysis results on the building type. Results show that the impact caused by most analyzed parameters is sensitive to building model. Based on this finding, future studies will be able to begin investigation of what characteristics cause such differences in behavior.
Pages: 416 - 422