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A Procedure for the Performance Evaluation of a New Commercial Building: Part I-Calibrated As-Built Simulation
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Whole-building simulation models that are calibrated to measured data can be used to evaluate the energy performance of a new commercial building. In this paper, a detailed as-built simulation is calibrated against measured data. Several significant factors were found to enhance the DOE-2 calibration for the case-study building, including: (1) Supply and outside air (OA) flow rates, (2) Building thermal mass, (3) Exhaust airflow rates, (4) Hot deck air temperature, and (5) Specific procedures for compiling synthetic solar radiation compared to measured data. In the final result, the as-built calibrated model for the case-study building was determined to have an overall daily 20.38% CV(RMSE) and a daily 0.63% MBE. In the companion paper, the calibrated simulation is used to evaluate the performance of the case-study building against several baselines (Song and Haberl 2008). [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR] Copyright of ASHRAE Transactions is the property of ASHRAE and its content may not be copied or emailed to multiple sites or posted to a listserv without the copyright holder's express written permission. However, users may print, download, or email articles for individual use. This abstract may be abridged. No warranty is given about the accuracy of the copy. Users should refer to the original published version of the material for the full abstract. (Copyright applies to all Abstracts.)
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Song, Suwon; Haberl, Jeff (2008). A Procedure for the Performance Evaluation of a New Commercial Building: Part I-Calibrated As-Built Simulation. Available electronically from