Calibration of numerical simulations modelling of nonresidential building in hot humid clmate region

Aly Mohamed Aly Hassan Elharidi, Paul Gerard Tuohy, Mohamed Teamah, Ahmed Hanafy

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In Egypt, energy use in buildings has grown in the last 20 years mainly due to the increases in population, number of households, number of offices, as well as increase in service demand, such as more
air conditioners and computers. The aim of this study is to create a thermal model for Egyptian office building to represent actual building energy consumption trying the best fit for user behaviors and
actual weather data. The simulation model was created using IES VE 2014 and calibrated against measured data for an Egyptian office. The calibration process, intermediate and final results are presented and illustrated for a range of output parameters including internal temperatures, CO2, lighting, equipment, and cooling energy use for different weather periods. This calibrated model can then be used together with uncertainty analysis to evaluate future building upgrade scenarios in order to help improve the energy performance for Egyptian office buildings.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages10
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 1 Sept 2015
EventBS2015, 14th International Conference of the IBPSA - Hyderabad, India
Duration: 7 Dec 20159 Dec 2015


ConferenceBS2015, 14th International Conference of the IBPSA


  • modelling and simulation
  • energy consumption modelling
  • nonresidential buildings
  • humidity control
  • temperature conditions


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