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Empirical and Comparative Validation for a Building Energy Model Calibration Methodology

School of Architecture, University of Navarra, Pamplona 31009, Spain
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Sensors 2020, 20(17), 5003; https://doi.org/10.3390/s20175003
Received: 6 July 2020 / Revised: 11 August 2020 / Accepted: 24 August 2020 / Published: 3 September 2020
(This article belongs to the Section Physical Sensors)
The digital world is spreading to all sectors of the economy, and Industry 4.0, with the digital twin, is a reality in the building sector. Energy reduction and decarbonization in buildings are urgently required. Models are the base for prediction and preparedness for uncertainty. Building energy models have been a growing field for a long time. This paper proposes a novel calibration methodology for a building energy model based on two pillars: simplicity, because there is an important reduction in the number of parameters (four) to be adjusted, and cost-effectiveness, because the methodology minimizes the number of sensors provided to perform the process by 47.5%. The new methodology was validated empirically and comparatively based on a previous work carried out in Annex 58 of the International Energy Agency (IEA). The use of a tested and structured experiment adds value to the results obtained. View Full-Text
Keywords: building energy models (BEMs); calibration; sensors; energy simulation; sensors saving; calibrated model validation; methodology building energy models (BEMs); calibration; sensors; energy simulation; sensors saving; calibrated model validation; methodology
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Gutiérrez González, V.; Ramos Ruiz, G.; Fernández Bandera, C. Empirical and Comparative Validation for a Building Energy Model Calibration Methodology. Sensors 2020, 20, 5003. https://doi.org/10.3390/s20175003

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Gutiérrez González V, Ramos Ruiz G, Fernández Bandera C. Empirical and Comparative Validation for a Building Energy Model Calibration Methodology. Sensors. 2020; 20(17):5003. https://doi.org/10.3390/s20175003

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Gutiérrez González, Vicente, Germán Ramos Ruiz, and Carlos Fernández Bandera. 2020. "Empirical and Comparative Validation for a Building Energy Model Calibration Methodology" Sensors 20, no. 17: 5003. https://doi.org/10.3390/s20175003

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