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Title: Aggregate Building Simulator (ABS) Methodology Development, Application, and User Manual

Abstract

As the relationship between the national building stock and various global energy issues becomes a greater concern, it has been deemed necessary to develop a system of predicting the energy consumption of large groups of buildings. Ideally this system is to take advantage of the most advanced energy simulation software available, be able to execute runs quickly, and provide concise and useful results at a level of detail that meets the users needs without inundating them with data. The resulting methodology that was developed allows the user to quickly develop and execute energy simulations of many buildings simultaneously, taking advantage of parallel processing to greatly reduce total simulation times. The result of these simulations can then be rapidly condensed and presented in a useful and intuitive manner.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1033459
Report Number(s):
PNNL-19943
BT0307000; TRN: US201202%%883
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-76RL01830
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
99 GENERAL AND MISCELLANEOUS//MATHEMATICS, COMPUTING, AND INFORMATION SCIENCE; ENERGY CONSUMPTION; PARALLEL PROCESSING; SIMULATION; SIMULATORS; Buildings; Simulation; Modeling; Energy Plus

Citation Formats

Dirks, James A., and Gorrissen, Willy J.. Aggregate Building Simulator (ABS) Methodology Development, Application, and User Manual. United States: N. p., 2011. Web. doi:10.2172/1033459.
Dirks, James A., & Gorrissen, Willy J.. Aggregate Building Simulator (ABS) Methodology Development, Application, and User Manual. United States. doi:10.2172/1033459.
Dirks, James A., and Gorrissen, Willy J.. Wed . "Aggregate Building Simulator (ABS) Methodology Development, Application, and User Manual". United States. doi:10.2172/1033459. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1033459.
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abstractNote = {As the relationship between the national building stock and various global energy issues becomes a greater concern, it has been deemed necessary to develop a system of predicting the energy consumption of large groups of buildings. Ideally this system is to take advantage of the most advanced energy simulation software available, be able to execute runs quickly, and provide concise and useful results at a level of detail that meets the users needs without inundating them with data. The resulting methodology that was developed allows the user to quickly develop and execute energy simulations of many buildings simultaneously, taking advantage of parallel processing to greatly reduce total simulation times. The result of these simulations can then be rapidly condensed and presented in a useful and intuitive manner.},
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place = {United States},
year = {Wed Nov 30 00:00:00 EST 2011},
month = {Wed Nov 30 00:00:00 EST 2011}
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