Capability and deficiency of the simplified model for energy calculation of commercial buildings in the brazilian regulation

Ana Paula Melo, Roberto Lamberts, Daniel Cóstola, Jan L.M. Hensen

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Abstract

This paper provides a preliminary assessment on the accuracy of the Brazilian regulation simplified model for commercial buildings. The first step was to compare its results with BESTEST. The study presents a straightforward approach to apply the BESTEST in other climates than the original one (Denver, Colorado, USA). The second step consisted on applying the simplified model for common buildings, and compare the results with those obtained using a state of the art building energy simulation (BES) program. Significant errors were found when comparing the simplified model with BESTEST and the common buildings analyzed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of Building Simulation 2011
Subtitle of host publication12th Conference of International Building Performance Simulation Association
Pages902-909
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Event12th Conference of International Building Performance Simulation Association Building Simulation 2011, BS 2011 - Sydney, NSW, Australia
Duration: 14 Nov 201116 Nov 2011

Conference

Conference12th Conference of International Building Performance Simulation Association Building Simulation 2011, BS 2011
CountryAustralia
CitySydney, NSW
Period14/11/1116/11/11

Keywords

  • energy efficiency
  • energy consumption
  • building design

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