Evolving building testing regimes to deliver additional performance metrics and support model calibration

Jon William Hand, Lori Barbara McElroy, Colin Sinclair

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution book

Abstract

The paper introduces an innovative, short duration 'Pulse Test' variant of a whole house heat loss ('Co-heating') test tightly coupled with simulation tools. The method relies on monitoring the heating/cooling inputs and temperatures in each room during a one-week period in order to: a) capture the response of the building to a step-change in heating or cooling, based on a 25-30oC temperature difference against ambient; b) identify the energy inputs required to maintain the elevated/depressed conditions in each room; and c) profile the response of the building during its return to ambient. The data captured is used to calibrate the digital twin, including the impact of internal mass and façade faults as well as the phases of the physical test. The calibrated model can then be used for further design explorations.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of Building Simulation 2021
Subtitle of host publication17th Conference of IBPSA
EditorsDirk Saelens, Jelle Laverge, Wim Boydens, Lieve Helsen
Place of Publication[Bruges]
Pages2047-2054
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9781775052029
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 29 Nov 2021
Event17th IBPSA Conference on Building Simulation, BS 2021 - Bruges, Belgium
Duration: 1 Sept 20213 Sept 2021

Publication series

NameBuilding Simulation Conference Proceedings
ISSN (Print)2522-2708

Conference

Conference17th IBPSA Conference on Building Simulation, BS 2021
Country/TerritoryBelgium
CityBruges
Period1/09/213/09/21

Keywords

  • co-heating evolution
  • digital twins
  • simulation vs reality
  • monitoring

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'Evolving building testing regimes to deliver additional performance metrics and support model calibration'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this