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Simplified hourly calculation / 5R1C method

asked 2017-02-27 08:33:19 -0500

Lukas's avatar

updated 2017-03-31 15:57:53 -0500

Is there any tool/code available that calculates energy performance according to simple hourly method of the ISO 13790?

I'm working on a web based tool that calibrates a simple model with reanalysis climate data, demo available here.

Now I'm loosely using the seasonal method of ISO 13790 together with calibrated degree days equivalents. I would like to test a bit more advanced calculation procedure that still is able to execute fast (less than ~5 seconds).

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answered 2017-02-27 09:52:53 -0500

Take a look at the Energy Performance Calculator from Georgia Tech. It's an Excel spreadsheet, but there has been an attempt to covert it to Python. The EPC-To-Python GitHub repository is an attempt to open source this effort.

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You might also want to take a look at this RC_BuildingSimulator github project.

JasonGlazer's avatar JasonGlazer  ( 2017-02-28 07:33:01 -0500 )edit

The EPC-To-Python repo has jack squat in it though. Aside from the README and gitignore/gitattributes files, so I wouldn't even mention it.

Julien Marrec's avatar Julien Marrec  ( 2017-02-28 08:20:11 -0500 )edit

Thanks Matthew! The excel tool seems to be almost exactly what I was looking for. Are there any additional references to the calculation besides the cited standards?

Marking Matthew response as a answer. But other suggestions are more than welcome :-)

Lukas's avatar Lukas  ( 2017-02-28 08:51:56 -0500 )edit

Jason, RC_BuildingSimulator seems promising. Definitely going to explore that project

Lukas's avatar Lukas  ( 2017-02-28 08:55:51 -0500 )edit

@Lukas, here's another one I just found: Argonne National Laboratory's ISOmodel

MatthewSteen's avatar MatthewSteen  ( 2017-04-07 15:11:10 -0500 )edit

answered 2018-08-13 22:17:11 -0500

Cove.tool is a commercial application of the ISO 13790 and is based on research from Georgia Tech. It has a Grasshopper plugin on Food4Rhino. Free for teachers and students.

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