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What does normalizing floor area mean exactly?

asked 2014-11-20 09:48:06 -0500

Chuck58 gravatar image

updated 2015-07-10 21:27:25 -0500

I know, sounds like a dumb question but I'm just curious how it's defined exactly. Thank you!

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answered 2014-11-20 09:49:45 -0500

updated 2014-11-20 09:52:37 -0500

Typically this means normalizing energy use per floor area. So you have an energy use per area (or (Energy Use Intensity - EUI) vs. just a total energy use. This makes it easier to compare buildings of different floor areas, or to compare your building to a benchmark.

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Some model inputs may also be normalized. e.g. Lighting Power Density (LPD)

ljbrackney gravatar image ljbrackney  ( 2014-11-20 10:11:58 -0500 )edit

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