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Energies 2017, 10(12), 2102; doi:10.3390/en10122102

Towards a New Generation of Building Envelope Calibration

School of Architecture, University of Navarra, 31009 Pamplona, Spain
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Received: 6 November 2017 / Revised: 30 November 2017 / Accepted: 6 December 2017 / Published: 11 December 2017
(This article belongs to the Section Energy Storage and Application)
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Abstract

Building energy performance (BEP) is an ongoing point of reflection among researchers and practitioners. The importance of buildings as one of the largest activators in climate change mitigation was illustrated recently at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change 21st Conference of the Parties (COP21). Continuous technological improvements make it necessary to revise the methodology for energy calculations in buildings, as has recently happened with the new international standard ISO 52016-1 on Energy Performance of Buildings. In this area, there is a growing need for advanced tools like building energy models (BEMs). BEMs should play an important role in this process, but until now there has no been international consensus on how these models should reconcile the gap between measurement and simulated data in order to make them more reliable and affordable. Our proposal is a new generation of models that reconcile the traditional data-driven (inverse) modelling and law-driven (forward) modelling in a single type that we have called law-data-driven models. This achievement has greatly simplified past methodologies, and is a step forward in the search for a standard in the process of calibrating a building energy model. View Full-Text
Keywords: multi-zone calibration; energy simulation; uncertainty analysis; multi-objective optimization; genetic algorithm (NSGA-II); zero energy calibration (ZEC); building energy models (BEMs); law-driven (forward) modelling; data-driven (inverse) modelling; law-data-driven BEMs multi-zone calibration; energy simulation; uncertainty analysis; multi-objective optimization; genetic algorithm (NSGA-II); zero energy calibration (ZEC); building energy models (BEMs); law-driven (forward) modelling; data-driven (inverse) modelling; law-data-driven BEMs
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Fernández Bandera, C.; Ramos Ruiz, G. Towards a New Generation of Building Envelope Calibration. Energies 2017, 10, 2102.

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