An overview of the web-based integration of energy, daylight, and airflow simulations to facilitate implementation of energy efficiency measures

Mohammad Heidarinejad, Matthew Dahlhausen, Joshua R. Wentz, Jin Bin Li, Mujing Wang, Ying Sun, Nicholas Mattise, Craig Casey, Jelena Srebric, Richard Mistrick

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Abstract

This paper describes a web-based integration of energy, daylight, and airflow engines that enable users to access a comprehensive retrofit tool via a web browser. Integration of the selected engines in an online tool requires simplification of the energy, daylight, and airflow simulations, as well as the building model, which are described in the paper. This process relies on OpenStudio as a middleware to perform energy and airflow simulations via EnergyPlus and CONTAM, respectively. Daylight simulations utilize the Daysim engine to develop lighting power schedules for a typical room. This tool ultimately merges the developed infiltration rates and lighting schedules into the energy model.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages354-361
Number of pages8
StatePublished - 2014
Event2014 ASHRAE/IBPSA-USA Building Simulation Conference - Atlanta, United States
Duration: Sep 10 2014Sep 12 2014

Other

Other2014 ASHRAE/IBPSA-USA Building Simulation Conference
CountryUnited States
CityAtlanta
Period9/10/149/12/14

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Architecture
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Building and Construction

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