EnergyPlus and champs-multizone co-simulation for energy and indoor air quality analysis

Yixing Chen, Lixing Gu, Jianshun Zhang, Meng Kong

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Abstract

This paper presented a co-simulation method using EnergyPlus and CHAMPS-Multizone for combined energy efficiency and IAQ analysis. In each time step, the CHAMPS-Multizone simulates the pollutant balance, and the ventilation rate required to control the contaminant concentrations under pre-established threshold values. EnergyPlus uses the ventilation rate to simulate the heat, air, and moisture balance, and the energy and daylighting performance. The Building Controls Virtual Test Bed (BCVTB) is used for the run-time data exchange. A 3-zone building was used to test and verify the method. The co-simulation model was developed, implement in a Virtual Design Studio (VDS) software framework with graphical user interface for integrated building system design, and found to be especially useful in analyzing the interaction between IAQ and energy efficiency measures.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages69-76
Number of pages8
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014
Event13th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality and Climate, Indoor Air 2014 - Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Duration: Jul 7 2014Jul 12 2014

Other

Other13th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality and Climate, Indoor Air 2014
CountryHong Kong
CityHong Kong
Period7/7/147/12/14

Keywords

  • CHAMPS-Multizone
  • Co-Simulation
  • Energy simulation
  • EnergyPlus
  • Indoor air quality simulation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pollution
  • Building and Construction
  • Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis
  • Computer Science Applications

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    Chen, Y., Gu, L., Zhang, J., & Kong, M. (2014). EnergyPlus and champs-multizone co-simulation for energy and indoor air quality analysis. 69-76. Paper presented at 13th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality and Climate, Indoor Air 2014, Hong Kong, Hong Kong.