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Title: Accuracy of a Crude Approach to Urban Multi-Scale Building Energy Models Compared to 15-min Electricity Use

Abstract

ASHRAE has recently named a TC4.7 subcommittee on Multi-Scale Energy Modeling and there have been many technical developments focused on urban-scale energy modeling with the goal of creating building energy models for all buildings in a city to facilitate simulation-informed energy optimization for the built environment. These efforts often rely on non-scalable, local sources of information (e.g. county’s tax assessor’s database) to create more accurate models of those buildings. In partnership with the local utility, a year’s worth of real-world 15-minute electrical use data from 178,377 premise buildings has been assessed. This smart meter data is statistically analyzed and compared to corresponding simulation data for 97 different building prototypes in order to better assess simulation accuracy for various utility-defined use cases. To our knowledge, this is the first time real world and simulated building energy use data have been compared at this scale.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability (OE)
OSTI Identifier:
1510590
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-00OR22725
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: ASHRAE Winter Conference - Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America - 1/12/2019 5:00:00 AM-1/16/2019 5:00:00 AM
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Garrison, Eric D., New, Joshua Ryan, and Adams, Mark B. Accuracy of a Crude Approach to Urban Multi-Scale Building Energy Models Compared to 15-min Electricity Use. United States: N. p., 2019. Web.
Garrison, Eric D., New, Joshua Ryan, & Adams, Mark B. Accuracy of a Crude Approach to Urban Multi-Scale Building Energy Models Compared to 15-min Electricity Use. United States.
Garrison, Eric D., New, Joshua Ryan, and Adams, Mark B. Tue . "Accuracy of a Crude Approach to Urban Multi-Scale Building Energy Models Compared to 15-min Electricity Use". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1510590.
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title = {Accuracy of a Crude Approach to Urban Multi-Scale Building Energy Models Compared to 15-min Electricity Use},
author = {Garrison, Eric D. and New, Joshua Ryan and Adams, Mark B.},
abstractNote = {ASHRAE has recently named a TC4.7 subcommittee on Multi-Scale Energy Modeling and there have been many technical developments focused on urban-scale energy modeling with the goal of creating building energy models for all buildings in a city to facilitate simulation-informed energy optimization for the built environment. These efforts often rely on non-scalable, local sources of information (e.g. county’s tax assessor’s database) to create more accurate models of those buildings. In partnership with the local utility, a year’s worth of real-world 15-minute electrical use data from 178,377 premise buildings has been assessed. This smart meter data is statistically analyzed and compared to corresponding simulation data for 97 different building prototypes in order to better assess simulation accuracy for various utility-defined use cases. To our knowledge, this is the first time real world and simulated building energy use data have been compared at this scale.},
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