SIMULATION-BASED WEATHER NORMALIZATION APPROACH TO STUDY THE IMPACT OF WEATHER ON ENERGY USE OF BUILDINGS IN THE U.S.
Weather normalization is a crucial task in several applications related to building energy conservation such as retrofit measurements and energy rating. This paper documents preliminary results found from an effort to determine a set of weather adjustment coefficients that can be used to smooth out impacts of weather on energy use of buildings in 1020 weather location sites available in the U.S. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) commercial reference building models are adopted as hypothetical models with standard operations to deliver consistency in modeling. The correlation between building envelop design, HVAC system design and properties for different building types and the change in heating and cooling energy consumption caused by variations in weather is examined.
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- Conference: Building Simulation 2013: 13th Conference of International Building Performance Simulation Association (BS2013), August 26-28, 2013, Chambery, France, 1436-1444
- E Wurtz; International Building Performance Simulation Association, Chambery, France.
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- Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), Richland, WA (US)
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- weather; energy; buildings; conservation; DOE; HVAC; design; study; simulation