Gaining confidence in models of experiments in existing buildings

Jon Hand, Jae Min Kim, Kyunghun Woo

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A recent project between the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow and Samsung Construction in Seoul highlighted a number of issues related to the creation of models targeted at matching observations and predictions via short term experiments within existing high performance buildings. High performance buildings often include complex sections which are difficult to represent with wholebuilding models. This paper will report on the influence of the level of model geometric and constructional detail on medium term performances and fit to short term experimental data. Methodologies for the design of ad-hoc experiments and models is needed for buildings with extreme details. The authors discuss user directed explorations of performance data during calibration phases as well as methods which increase confidence in models.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of Building Simulation 2011
Subtitle of host publication12th Conference of International Building Performance Simulation Association
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 14 Nov 2011
EventBuilding Simulation 2011 Conference, BS2011 - Sydney, Australia
Duration: 14 Nov 201116 Nov 2011


ConferenceBuilding Simulation 2011 Conference, BS2011


  • modelling
  • building simulation model
  • high performance buildings
  • building energy simulation
  • confidence
  • experiments
  • existing buildings


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