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A simplified dynamic systems approach for the energy rating of dwellings

Murphy, Gavin Bruce and Khalid, Yousaf Ali and Counsell, John (2011) A simplified dynamic systems approach for the energy rating of dwellings. In: Building Simulation 2011 Conference, BS2011, 2011-11-14 - 2011-11-16.

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Abstract

The drive to reduce carbon emissions and energy utilisation, directly associated with dwellings and to achieve a zero carbon home, suggests that the assessment of energy ratings will have an increasingly prioritised role in the built environment. Created by the Building Research Establishment (BRE), the Standard Assessment Procedure (SAP) is the UK Government’s recommended method of assessing the energy ratings of dwellings. This paper describes a new, simplified dynamic method (hence known as IDEAS – Inverse Dynamics based Energy Analysis and Simulation) of assessing the controllability of a building and its servicing systems. The IDEAS method produces SAP Comparable results. Results suggest this design approach could enhance the SAP Methodology by the addition of advanced systems controllability and dynamic values.