Bausim 2012 - Sept, 2012

Title of the Conference/Workshop: Building Performance Simulation on Different Scales: From Building Components, Rooms and Buildings up to District Energy Systems

Location: Berlin, Germany

Dates: September, 26-28


Brief description of the conference:

Fourth German-Austrian IBPSA Conference
IBPSA is a forum dedicated to the advancement and promotion of the science and technology of building performance simulation with a view to improving the design, construction, operation, maintenance and refurbishment of new and existing buildings.

Campus21 publications

Inclusion of user-related monitoring data in the run-time calibration of building performance simulation models


This paper describes an ongoing project, which deals with the utilization of comprehensive building monitoring infrastructures in the context of building performance simulation. One of the key problems in building simulation is to determine the accuracy and reliability of a simulation codes and tools. Due to the complexity of buildings, a comprehensive and exhaustive mathematical proof is typically not possible. In this context, comprehensive collection of data from actual buildings can provide an effective basis for probing the degree to which simulation tools can represent and predict the real performance of buildings. The present contribution describes concepts and initial implementations toward creating and testing a systematic framework for the dynamic and comprehensive building data monitoring for evaluation and calibration of performance simulation models.