Calibration Procedure for Energy Performance Simulation of a Commercial Building

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Jongho Yoon

Department of Architectural Engineering, Hanbat National University, Taejon, 305-719, Korea

E. J. Lee

Division of New and Renewable Energy Research, Korea Institute of Energy Research, Taejon, 305-343, Korea

D. E. Claridge

Mechanical Engineering Department, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas 77843-3123e-mail: claridge@esl.tamu.edu

J. Sol. Energy Eng 125(3), 251-257 (Aug 04, 2003) (7 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1564076 History: Received March 01, 2001; Revised January 01, 2003; Online August 04, 2003
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Seven step calibration procedure including base load consumption analysis
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Base load consumption and cooling consumption characteristic curve
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Characteristic temperature behavior of building heating (gas) consumption
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Disaggregation worksheet sample for building base load consumption analysis
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Results of 13 sensitivity simulations used for base model development in the calibration process
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Base model justification with monthly data for the case study
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Statistical verification of base model using multi year energy consumption records



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