Contrasting the capabilities of building energy performance simulation programs

Drury B. Crawley, Jon W. Hand, Michael Kummert, Brent T. Griffith

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Abstract

For the past 50 years, a wide variety of building energy simulation programs have been developed, enhanced and are in use throughout the building energy community. This paper is an overview of a report, which provides up-to-date comparison of the features and capabilities of twenty major building energy simulation programs. The comparison is based on information provided by the program developers in the following categories: general modeling features; zone loads; building envelope and daylighting and solar; infiltration, ventilation and multizone airflow; renewable energy systems; electrical systems and equipment; HVAC systems; HVAC equipment; environmental emissions; economic evaluation; climate data availability, results reporting; validation; and user interface, links to other programs, and availability.
LanguageEnglish
Pages661-673
Number of pages13
JournalBuilding and Environment
Volume43
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2008

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Availability
Daylighting
energy
simulation
Infiltration
User interfaces
Ventilation
Telecommunication links
performance
Loads (forces)
Economics
subversion
renewable energy
user interface
airflow
ventilation
infiltration
climate
HVAC

Keywords

  • building design
  • energy
  • building energy simulation
  • solar power
  • renewable energy systems

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Crawley, Drury B. ; Hand, Jon W. ; Kummert, Michael ; Griffith, Brent T. / Contrasting the capabilities of building energy performance simulation programs. In: Building and Environment. 2008 ; Vol. 43, No. 4. pp. 661-673.
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