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


Simple Building Calculator

Chitra Nambiar, Reid Hart
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA

Abstract: Whole building energy modeling is a powerful tool for analyzing energy use in buildings. For large buildings costs of modeling services can easily be justified due to the significant savings of the implemented measures. For small buildings, the upfront costs of developing robust energy models often deter building owners from investing in energy modeling services. To address this challenge, a ”Simple Building Calculator” (SBC) was developed. SBC uses pre-simulated results of a range of common measures over a wide range of efficiency inputs. It combines whole building simulation results with statistical modeling techniques to predict energy impact of measures very quickly. In this paper we present the modeling methodology used to develop the data supporting SBC.
Pages: 423 - 430