SEEM Calibration for Multi-Family Buildings. Regional Technical Forum September 18, 2012. Scope: Which Multi-Family Buildings?. Project constrained to multi-family buildings 3 stories or less. Building types and prototypes: Townhouse Exterior access; shared walls Woody walk-up
Regional Technical Forum
September 18, 2012
188.8.131.52 Model Calibration
In most cases, calibrated engineering procedures will involve at least one stage of modeling in which baseline and efficient case energy consumption are estimated for the measure-affected end use. For example, the heating load for single family homes is estimated as part of the derivation of UES for ductless heat pump conversion. A simulation model is used to derive the heating end use for typical homes in different climate zones. Ideally, the model would be calibrated to measured heating end use for a sample of homes. If end use data are not available, the model should at least be calibrated to metered total use for the sample. Calibration should also be performed for samples that have adopted the measure, i.e., the efficient case. For measures that affect new buildings the calibration may be limited to the efficient case or to comparable buildings of recent vintage.