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Title: A Methodology to Create Prototypical Building Energy Models for Existing Buildings: A Case Study on U.S. Religious Worship Buildings

Abstract

Prototypical building energy models are of great significance because they are the starting point in conducting analyses for various applications, such as building energy saving potential analysis, building design, building energy market evaluation, and building energy policy-making. However, current prototypical building energy models only represent limited types of buildings in certain countries. To fill the gap, this paper proposes a methodology to systematically create prototypical building energy models. First, a six-step methodology is introduced: model input identification, data collection, data cleaning, data conversion, model simulation, and model calibration. Then, the methodology is demonstrated by a case study of creating 30 prototypical energy models for U.S. religious worship buildings, representing buildings in 15 climate zones and 2 vintages (pre- and post-1980). Finally, to show the applications of the models, the building energy saving potentials from six efficiency measures are analyzed for pre-1980 U.S. religious worship buildings in three ASHRAE Climate Zones. The results show that the maximum energy saving potentials are approximately 30% for the religious worship buildings in all three climate zones investigated.

Authors:
 [1];  [1];  [2];  [1];  [3]
  1. University of Colorado at Boulder
  2. BATTELLE (PACIFIC NW LAB)
  3. University of Miami
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1547039
Report Number(s):
PNNL-SA-140941
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-76RL01830
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Energy and Buildings
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 194
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
prototype building model, building simulation, Building energy modeling

Citation Formats

Ye, Yunyang, Hinkelman, Kathryn, Zhang, Jian, Zuo, Wangda, and Wang, Gang. A Methodology to Create Prototypical Building Energy Models for Existing Buildings: A Case Study on U.S. Religious Worship Buildings. United States: N. p., 2019. Web. doi:10.1016/j.enbuild.2019.04.037.
Ye, Yunyang, Hinkelman, Kathryn, Zhang, Jian, Zuo, Wangda, & Wang, Gang. A Methodology to Create Prototypical Building Energy Models for Existing Buildings: A Case Study on U.S. Religious Worship Buildings. United States. doi:10.1016/j.enbuild.2019.04.037.
Ye, Yunyang, Hinkelman, Kathryn, Zhang, Jian, Zuo, Wangda, and Wang, Gang. Sun . "A Methodology to Create Prototypical Building Energy Models for Existing Buildings: A Case Study on U.S. Religious Worship Buildings". United States. doi:10.1016/j.enbuild.2019.04.037.
@article{osti_1547039,
title = {A Methodology to Create Prototypical Building Energy Models for Existing Buildings: A Case Study on U.S. Religious Worship Buildings},
author = {Ye, Yunyang and Hinkelman, Kathryn and Zhang, Jian and Zuo, Wangda and Wang, Gang},
abstractNote = {Prototypical building energy models are of great significance because they are the starting point in conducting analyses for various applications, such as building energy saving potential analysis, building design, building energy market evaluation, and building energy policy-making. However, current prototypical building energy models only represent limited types of buildings in certain countries. To fill the gap, this paper proposes a methodology to systematically create prototypical building energy models. First, a six-step methodology is introduced: model input identification, data collection, data cleaning, data conversion, model simulation, and model calibration. Then, the methodology is demonstrated by a case study of creating 30 prototypical energy models for U.S. religious worship buildings, representing buildings in 15 climate zones and 2 vintages (pre- and post-1980). Finally, to show the applications of the models, the building energy saving potentials from six efficiency measures are analyzed for pre-1980 U.S. religious worship buildings in three ASHRAE Climate Zones. The results show that the maximum energy saving potentials are approximately 30% for the religious worship buildings in all three climate zones investigated.},
doi = {10.1016/j.enbuild.2019.04.037},
journal = {Energy and Buildings},
number = ,
volume = 194,
place = {United States},
year = {2019},
month = {7}
}