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Development and Evaluation of Flexible, Multizone Multifamily Building Simulation Model.


DE20131093733

Publication Date 2013
Personal Author Im, P.; Malhotra, M.
Page Count 8
Abstract Since 2011, Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) has been developing a multifamily building energy audit tool sponsored by U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Weatherization program. Although weatherization of multifamily buildings is gaining increased attention in the U.S, available energy audit tools for multifamily buildings were found to need desirable improvements. On the wish list of field experts was the basic ability to model multizone buildings (i.e., one thermal zone per dwelling unit) with simplified user inputs, which allows a better analysis of decentralized and centralized HVAC and domestic hot water systems of multifamily buildings without having to create detailed building models. This paper describes detailed procedure of evaluation of the tool to perform an energy analysis in an existing multifamily building.
Keywords
  • Residential buildings
  • Program evaluation
  • Energy audits
  • Hot water
  • Houses
  • HVAC systems
  • Simulation
  • Thermal analysis
  • Weatherization
Source Agency
  • Technical Information Center Oak Ridge Tennessee
Corporate Authors Oak Ridge National Lab., TN.; Department of Energy, Washington, DC.
Supplemental Notes Sponsored by Department of Energy, Washington, DC.
Document Type Technical Report
NTIS Issue Number 201406
Contract Number
  • DE-AC05-00OR22725
Development and Evaluation of Flexible, Multizone Multifamily Building Simulation Model.
Development and Evaluation of Flexible, Multizone Multifamily Building Simulation Model.
DE20131093733

  • Residential buildings
  • Program evaluation
  • Energy audits
  • Hot water
  • Houses
  • HVAC systems
  • Simulation
  • Thermal analysis
  • Weatherization
  • Technical Information Center Oak Ridge Tennessee
  • DE-AC05-00OR22725
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