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Instructions for "The Great Energy Predictor Shootout II: Measuring Retrofit Energy Savings"
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Based on the overwhelming response to the first Building Energy Predictor Shootout a second predictor Shootout has been developed to again compare how well different empirical models predict building energy data from several new data sets and compare how those models can be used to calculate energy conservation retrofit savings. ASHRAE's TC 1.5 and TC 4.7 have authorized a "Building Energy Predictor Shootout II: Measuring Retrofit Energy Savings" which is the focus of this competition.
DescriptionThe results of this friendly competition will be published in an ASHRAE Symposium. All able bodied building energy analysts are encouraged to participate. In order to facilitate this comparison before-after data and selected site description data from two carefully chosen buildings that have received retrofits as part of the Texas LoanSTAR program will be made available to the contestants and placed on the internet for public access along with instructions about how to participate. Each contestant will be required to prepare a predictive model for both buildings and submit their predictions in the required format for comparison by the contest sponsors. The top contestants will then be asked to write an ASHRAE paper to document their efforts and make a presentation at an upcoming ASHRAE Symposium. There will be no monetary prizes, only the recognition that goes with being one of the top contestants. All contestants are welcome to write ASHRAE papers as well.
Haberl, J. S.; Kreider, J. F. (1994). Instructions for "The Great Energy Predictor Shootout II: Measuring Retrofit Energy Savings". Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu), Texas A&M University; Department of Mechanical Engineering, Texas A&M University. Available electronically from