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dc.contributor.authorMartin-Escudero, Koldobika
dc.contributor.authorAtxalandabaso, Garazi
dc.contributor.authorErkoreka, Aitor
dc.contributor.authorUriarte, Amaia
dc.contributor.authorPorta, Matteo
dc.date.accessioned2022-03-21T09:39:59Z
dc.date.available2022-03-21T09:39:59Z
dc.date.issued2021-12-30
dc.identifier.citationMartin-Escudero, Koldobika, Garazi Atxalandabaso, Aitor Erkoreka, Amaia Uriarte, and Matteo Porta. “Comparison Between Energy Simulation and Monitoring Data in an Office Building.” Energies 15, no. 1 (December 30, 2021): 239. doi:10.3390/en15010239.en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11556/1299
dc.description.abstractOne of the most important steps in the retrofitting process of a building is to understand its pre-retrofitting stage energy performance. The best choice for carrying this out is by means of a calibrated building energy simulation (BES) model. Then, the testing of different retrofitting solutions in the validated model allows for quantifying the improvements that may be obtained, in order to choose the most suitable solution. In this work, based on the available detailed building drawings, constructive details, building operational data and the data sets obtained on a minute basis (for a whole year) from a dedicated energy monitoring system, the calibration of an in-use office building energy model has been carried out. It has been possible to construct a detailed white box model based on Design Builder software. Then, comparing the model output for indoor air temperature, lighting consumption and heating consumption against the monitored data, some of the building envelope parameters and inner building inertia of the model were fine tuned to obtain fits fulfilling the ASHRAE criteria. Problems found during this fitting process and how they are solved are explained in detail. The model calibration is firstly performed on an hourly basis for a typical winter and summer week; then, the whole year results of the simulation are compared against the monitored data. The results show a good agreement for indoor temperature, lighting and heating consumption compared with the ASHRAE criteria for the mean bias error (MBE).en
dc.description.sponsorshipThis research was supported by the A2PBEER project “Affordable and Adaptable Public Buildings through Energy Efficient Retrofitting” under grant number 609060 funded by the European Commission for providing resources for the monitoring system. The APC was funded by the Spanish Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities and the European Regional Development Fund through the project called “Investigation of monitoring techniques of occupied buildings for their thermal characterization and methodology to identify their key performance indicators”, project reference: RTI2018-096296-B-C22 (MCIU/AEI/FEDER, UE).en
dc.language.isoengen
dc.publisherMultidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI)en
dc.rightsAttribution 4.0 International*
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/*
dc.titleComparison between Energy Simulation and Monitoring Data in an Office Buildingen
dc.typearticleen
dc.identifier.doi10.3390/en15010239en
dc.relation.projectIDinfo:eu-repo/grantAgreement/EC/H2020/609060/EU/Affordable and Adaptable Public Buildings through Energy Efficient Retrofitting/A2PBEERen
dc.rights.accessRightsopenAccessen
dc.subject.keywordsOffice buildingen
dc.subject.keywordsEnergy simulationen
dc.subject.keywordsMonitoringen
dc.subject.keywordsCalibrationen
dc.identifier.essn1996-1073en
dc.issue.number1en
dc.journal.titleEnergiesen
dc.page.initial239en
dc.volume.number15en


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