Title: Toward Buildings that Work: Reusing Design-Phase Energy Models for Operations-Phase Improvements
Samuelson, H.W., Toward Buildings That Work: Reusing Design-Phase Energy Models for Operations-Phase Improvements. Doctoral dissertation, (2013). https://www.dropbox.com/s/wmetpc27t701gtq/Samuelson_Toward_Buildings_That_Work.pdf
This research investigates the challenges related to recycling design-phase energy models during building operations. Through statistical analysis of existing models, case studies in real-world model calibration, and a survey of building professionals, the research uncovers technical challenges, such as the difficulty of predicting occupant behavior during the design-phase, as well as non-technical challenges, such as legal concerns. In response, the author identifies solutions ranging from cost-effective model calibration tasks to guidance and contract language for building owners.
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