Sensitivity analysis of energy consumption of Integrated Façade Systems: system and sub-system variables of a base case model for Building Energy Simulation

Yahya Ibraheem, Poorang Piroozfar, Eric R.P. Farr, Neil Ravenscroft

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Abstract

Buildings Energy Simulation (BES) has been used as a substitute for more time- and cost-intensive physical modelling methods such as test cells, environmental chambers and real building monitoring. Their flexibility, ease of use and broader coverage are also very strong advantages they have over mathematical modelling for energy studies. Development of a benchmark model for BES is the first step in this methodology and bares high importance on methodological reliability and validity of the study. This paper uses a unique methodology to develop a base case model as a benchmark model for BES of highly- to fully-glazed office buildings in hot and arid climates to test the robustness of the results of the model developed. Using the base case and the variables at the system and sub-system level – as set out through the methodology developed for this study – the paper will conduct energy simulation of different scenarios and will carry out the sensitivity analysis to test out the robustness of the results. The results form part of the analysis of the research, which has been designed to provide a full account of how different combinations of a set of variables can and will influence energy generation/use, indoor comfort, and daylighting of highly- to fully-glazed office buildings in hot and arid climates.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of Sustainable Ecological Engineering Design for Society (SEEDS) Conference 2018
EditorsLloyd Scott, Chris Gorse
Place of PublicationDublin
PublisherLSI Publishing
Pages441-454
ISBN (Print)9780995569034
Publication statusPublished - 7 Sep 2018
EventInternational Sustainable Ecological Engineering Design for Society (SEEDS) Conference 2018 - Dublin Institute of Technology, Dublin, Ireland
Duration: 6 Sep 20187 Sep 2018

Conference

ConferenceInternational Sustainable Ecological Engineering Design for Society (SEEDS) Conference 2018
Abbreviated titleSEEDS2018
CountryIreland
CityDublin
Period6/09/187/09/18

Keywords

  • Sensitivity analysis
  • Base case model
  • Benchmarking
  • Building energy simulation

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