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Contrasting the capabilities of building energy performance simulation programs

Crawley, Drury B. and Hand, Jon W. and Kummert, Michael and Griffith, Brent T. (2008) Contrasting the capabilities of building energy performance simulation programs. Building and Environment, 43 (4). pp. 661-673. ISSN 0360-1323

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For the past 50 years, a wide variety of building energy simulation programs have been developed, enhanced and are in use throughout the building energy community. This paper is an overview of a report, which provides up-to-date comparison of the features and capabilities of twenty major building energy simulation programs. The comparison is based on information provided by the program developers in the following categories: general modeling features; zone loads; building envelope and daylighting and solar; infiltration, ventilation and multizone airflow; renewable energy systems; electrical systems and equipment; HVAC systems; HVAC equipment; environmental emissions; economic evaluation; climate data availability, results reporting; validation; and user interface, links to other programs, and availability.

Item type: Article
ID code: 6555
Keywords: building design, energy, building energy simulation, solar power, renewable energy systems, Mechanical engineering and machinery, Building construction, Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering, Building and Construction, Civil and Structural Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Geography, Planning and Development
Subjects: Technology > Mechanical engineering and machinery
Technology > Building construction
Technology > Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering
Department: Faculty of Engineering > Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
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Depositing user: Strathprints Administrator
Date Deposited: 05 Aug 2008
Last modified: 23 Jul 2015 12:15
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