Development and calibration of a reduced-order energy performance model for a mixed-use building

Bing Dong, Zheng O'Neill, Dong Luo, Bailey Trevor

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Abstract

Previous studies show that building HVAC systems can consume greater than 20% more electrical energy than was the design intent largely because of equipment performance degradation, equipment failures, or detrimental interactions among subsystems. A key barrier is the lack of information at sufficient detail to isolate abnormal changes in load conditions or anomalous equipment operations. One of the solutions is to develop model-based diagnostic methods. Hence, developing a calibrated energy performance model becomes the key component. In this paper, an integrated energy model for a mix-use building was developed based 011 a reduced-order thermal model, which includes building envelope model, and HVAC primary and secondary system models. The integrated model was validated against real-time measured data within ±15% error in terms of the load differences.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages636-643
Number of pages8
StatePublished - Nov 4 2013
Externally publishedYes
Event13th Conference of the International Building Performance Simulation Association, BS 2013 - Chambery, France
Duration: Aug 26 2013Aug 28 2013

Conference

Conference13th Conference of the International Building Performance Simulation Association, BS 2013
CountryFrance
CityChambery
Period8/26/138/28/13

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction
  • Modeling and Simulation

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    Dong, B., O'Neill, Z., Luo, D., & Trevor, B. (2013). Development and calibration of a reduced-order energy performance model for a mixed-use building. 636-643. Paper presented at 13th Conference of the International Building Performance Simulation Association, BS 2013, Chambery, France.