Calibration of numerical simulations modeling of nonresidential building in hot humid climate region

Elharidi, Aly Mohamed and Tuohy, Paul and Teamah, Mohamed and Hanafy, Ahmed (2015) Calibration of numerical simulations modeling of nonresidential building in hot humid climate region. In: Proceedings of BS2015. International Building Performance Simulation Association, [San Francisco, CA], pp. 2377-2384. ISBN 9789352301188

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    Abstract

    In Egypt, energy use in buildings has grown in the last 20 years mainly due to the increases in population, number of households, number of offices, as well as increase in service demand, such as more air conditioners and computers. The aim of this study is to create a thermal model for Egyptian office building to represent actual building energy consumption trying the best fit for user behaviors and actual weather data. The simulation model was created using IES VE 2014 and calibrated against measured data for an Egyptian office. The calibration process, intermediate and final results are presented and illustrated for a range of output parameters including internal temperatures, CO2, lighting, equipment, and cooling energy use for different weather periods. This calibrated model can then be used together with uncertainty analysis to evaluate future building upgrade scenarios in order to help improve the energy performance for Egyptian office buildings.