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Energies 2016, 9(4), 301; doi:10.3390/en9040301

Code-to-Code Validation and Application of a Dynamic Simulation Tool for the Building Energy Performance Analysis

DII (Department of Industrial Engineering), University of Naples Federico II, P.le Tecchio 80, Naples I-80125, Italy
Academic Editor: Chi-Ming Lai
Received: 17 December 2015 / Revised: 13 April 2016 / Accepted: 15 April 2016 / Published: 21 April 2016
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Simulation of Polygeneration Systems)
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In this paper details about the results of a code-to-code validation procedure of an in-house developed building simulation model, called DETECt, are reported. The tool was developed for research purposes in order to carry out dynamic building energy performance and parametric analyses by taking into account new building envelope integrated technologies, novel construction materials and innovative energy saving strategies. The reliability and accuracy of DETECt was appropriately tested by means of the standard BESTEST validation procedure. In the paper, details of this validation process are accurately described. A good agreement between the obtained results and all the reference data of the BESTEST qualification cases is achieved. In particular, the obtained results vs. standard BESTEST output are always within the provided ranges of confidence. In addition, several test cases output obtained by DETECt (e.g., dynamic profiles of indoor air and building surfaces temperature and heat fluxes and spatial trends of temperature across walls) are provided. View Full-Text
Keywords: building energy performance simulation; BESTEST validation procedure; building heating and cooling demand and load building energy performance simulation; BESTEST validation procedure; building heating and cooling demand and load
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Buonomano, A. Code-to-Code Validation and Application of a Dynamic Simulation Tool for the Building Energy Performance Analysis. Energies 2016, 9, 301.

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