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Is it possible take a domestic building to simulate a more optimal retrofit?

asked 2020-07-16 06:30:05 -0500

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updated 2020-07-16 08:34:36 -0500

As above, I was just wondering if you could take current building details, simulate the model to provide a data driven solution for a lower cabon emission and energy consumption retrofit?

Thanks, Jon

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It does, thank you Aaron

jgowerj gravatar image jgowerj  ( 2020-07-16 10:51:37 -0500 )edit

@jgowerj I've moved my comment to an answer if you want to up-vote (Up arrow) or accept (check mark) the answer.

Aaron Boranian gravatar image Aaron Boranian  ( 2020-07-16 13:02:09 -0500 )edit

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answered 2020-07-16 08:05:49 -0500

updated 2020-07-17 09:00:24 -0500

Yes, this process is called "calibration" since you are tuning an energy model so that it's energy use results match utility bill data for an existing building within a reasonable range. Once that energy model is "calibrated", then you can make changes to resemble the retrofit options and predict their impact. If you search on Unmet Hours or journal article/conference paper resources for "calibration", you will find LOTS of posts on this topic.

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