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Title: Home energy rating system building energy simulation test (HERS BESTEST). Volume 2, Tier 1 and Tier 2 tests reference results

The Home Energy Rating System (HERS) Building Energy Simulation Test (BESTEST) is a method for evaluating the credibility of software used by HERS to model energy use in buildings. The method provides the technical foundation for ''certification of the technical accuracy of building energy analysis tools used to determine energy efficiency ratings,'' as called for in the Energy Policy Act of 1992 (Title I, Subtitle A, Section 102, Title II, Part 6, Section 271). Certification is accomplished with a uniform set of test cases that Facilitate the comparison of a software tool with several of the best public-domain, state-of-the-art building energy simulation programs available in the United States. The HERS BESTEST work is divided into two volumes. Volume 1 contains the test case specifications and is a user's manual for anyone wishing to test a computer program. Volume 2 contains the reference results and suggestions for accrediting agencies on how to use and interpret the results.
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
162497
Report Number(s):
NREL/TP-472-7332-Vol.2
ON: DE96003257; TRN: US200311%%6
DOE Contract Number:
AC36-83CH10093
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Supercedes report DE96003257; DN: Report includes one diskette.; PBD: 1 Nov 1995; PBD: 1 Nov 1995
Research Org:
National Renewable Energy Lab., Golden, CO (US)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE, Washington, DC (US)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; 99 GENERAL AND MISCELLANEOUS//MATHEMATICS, COMPUTING, AND INFORMATION SCIENCE; BUILDINGS; PERFORMANCE TESTING; COMPUTER CODES; ENERGY ANALYSIS; ENERGY EFFICIENCY; ENERGY POLICY; COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION; VALIDATION; ENERGY CONSUMPTION; MANUALS