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Investigating an Adequate Level of Modelling for Energy Analysis of Domestic Buildings

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This paper investigates what level of modelling is required to appropriately support energy analysis of domestic buildings. The paper analyses the effect of simplications made in thermal zoning and internal loads scheduling through a case study of a UK domestic building. The case study provides quantified effects of common simplications made in practice on the accuracy of energy predictions by making simplications in the model incrementally and estimating the effect of individual simplications on electricity and heating demand predictions.



Level of Modelling, Thermal Zoning, Internal Loads Scheduling, Energy Analysis, Domestic Buildings

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3rd Asia conference of International Building Performance Simulation Association - ASim2016

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Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EP/L024454/1)