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Empirical Validation of Whole Building Energy Simulation Program under Free-Floating Conditions

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Author(s)

Lisa Ng, Kim Hyojin, Elizabeth Scacifero, Park Minkyeong, Im Piljae, Brian P. Dougherty, Vance (Wm.) Payne

Abstract

This paper presents one of the ongoing validation efforts using a low-load residential house: the Net-Zero Energy Residential Test Facility (NZERTF) located on the campus of NIST in Gaithersburg, MD, USA. Among a set of validation tests performed at NZERTF, this paper presents the preliminary results of the free-floating test during the heating season when the HVAC system stayed OFF for one week. The EnergyPlus model of the NZERTF was first created based on as-built drawings and then refined to properly reflect measured performance. Highlights of this work includes the use of advanced interzonal and infiltration airflow calculations using a CONTAM airflow program and a comparison of two ground heat transfer models to improve the EnergyPlus model.
Proceedings Title
Empirical Validation of Whole Building Energy Simulation Program’s Envelope Modeling
Conference Dates
September 14-16, 2022
Conference Location
Chicago, IL, US

Keywords

Indoor Air

Citation

Ng, L. , Hyojin, K. , Scacifero, E. , Minkyeong, P. , Piljae, I. , Dougherty, B. and Payne, V. (2022), Empirical Validation of Whole Building Energy Simulation Program under Free-Floating Conditions, Empirical Validation of Whole Building Energy Simulation Program’s Envelope Modeling, Chicago, IL, US, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=934454 (Accessed April 19, 2024)
Created September 14, 2022, Updated March 20, 2024