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Checking results using known metrics

asked 2015-10-23 13:32:43 -0500

updated 2015-11-07 14:04:38 -0500

This is a fairly broad question but I was wondering what sources and what metrics people were using to check their results, or benchmark their simulation results. I generally use EUI for the whole building and for each energy breakdown but I do it on instinct rather than with any known or researched values.

If anyone has any sources or uses different metrics I would love to know. This would apply to all types of buildings too not just commercial office buildings which is mostly what we model here.


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I would also like to open this out and add metrics for non US buildings if anyone knows of any sources for those as well.

Annie Marston's avatar Annie Marston  ( 2015-10-23 14:44:32 -0500 )edit

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answered 2015-10-23 14:29:11 -0500

updated 2015-10-23 14:31:22 -0500

I typically use the EUI and end use breakdown as a starting point for tuning baseline and proposed models.

DOE Commercial Reference Buildings

  • New construction
  • Existing buildings constructed in or after 1980 ("post-1980")
  • Existing buildings constructed before 1980 ("pre-1980")

DOE Commercial Prototype Buildings

  • 90.1-2004
  • 90.1-2007
  • 90.1-2010
  • 90.1-2013
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answered 2015-10-23 14:07:30 -0500

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I go by the CBECS data and they have end use breakdown for quite a few building types. Choose 2003 under the DATA tab. has some data (not sure if it is same as cbecs)

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