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A Systematic Methodology to Underpin the CC® Process Using Calibrated BES Models
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This paper describes a theoretical framework for utilizing whole building and reduced order calibrated BES models to underpin a systematic Continuous Commissioning® (CC®) process for building environmental optimisation and effective energy conservation. An investigation will be carried out focusing on all the stages of the CC process detailed in the CC handbook. A calibrated EnergyPlus Building Energy Simulation (BES) model will be developed initially to underpin the implementation of the CC process on a demonstrator building based in the National University of Galway (NUI Galway), Ireland. A process for reducing the calibrated EnergyPlus BES model to a reduced order Modelica based BES model that will support near real time analysis and provide functional support to the CC process during building operation is described.
White, G.; Keane, M.; Raftery, P.; Coakley, D. (2011). A Systematic Methodology to Underpin the CC® Process Using Calibrated BES Models. Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu); Texas A&M University (http://www.tamu.edu). Available electronically from