Summary: Generic Models in the Design of Solar Commercial Buildings
, N. ISAACS1
School of Architecture, Victoria University of Wellington
Computer Science Department, University of Auckland
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School of Architecture, Victoria University of Wellington, P.O. Box 600, Wellington, N.Z.
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SUMMARY - To promote the use of thermal simulation tools in the New Zealand environment (DOE2.1D and SUNCODE) a set
of generic models were developed. These include: Standard data on building materials used in commercial buildings in New
Zealand; Materials data collated into descriptions of standard buildings which are representative of commercial building `types';
Standard building model descriptions which are intended to provide an easy method for designers to start using either simulation
program. As a further aid to the use of these two simulation programs standard weather files have been developed for 22 locations
in New Zealand and the South Pacific. Production of these files from a base of up to 30 years' data for each location was a complex
computer intensive statistical process. This process has produced not only `typical' years, but also data for hot and cold years. These