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Development of a High-Performance Office Building Simulation Model for a Hot and Humid Climate
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This paper presents the results of implementing 14 high-performance measures in a prototypical office building in a hot and humid climate using the DOE-2 simulation program. The objectives of this research were to discover high-performance measures applicable to office buildings in hot and humid climates and to develop a high-performance (maximum energy-efficient) building model that only uses technologies readily available in the contemporary market. The high-performance model showed 48% total energy savings above the ASHRAE 90.1-1999 code and 61% savings when compared to the calibrated simulation model of the case-study building. The results show that substantial energy savings can be achieved only by using common technologies.
Cho, S.; Haberl, J. (2009). Development of a High-Performance Office Building Simulation Model for a Hot and Humid Climate. IBPSA-USA (http://www.ibpsa.us). Available electronically from