Calibrating the energy simulation model of an aquatic centre

Duverge, J, Rajagopalan, P and Woo, J 2018, 'Calibrating the energy simulation model of an aquatic centre', in Proceedings of the 52nd International Conference of the Architectural Science Association 2018, Melbourne, Australia., 28 Nov-1 Dec 2018, pp. 1-8.


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Collection: Conference Papers

Title Calibrating the energy simulation model of an aquatic centre
Author(s) Duverge, J
Rajagopalan, P
Woo, J
Year 2018
Conference name 52nd International Conference of the Architectural Science Association 2018
Conference location Melbourne, Australia.
Conference dates 28 Nov-1 Dec 2018
Proceedings title Proceedings of the 52nd International Conference of the Architectural Science Association 2018
Publisher Architectural Science Association
Place of publication Melbourne, Australia
Start page 1
End page 8
Total pages 8
Abstract An aquatic centre is defined as a community or public venue that provides at least an indoor pool and three different types of amenities such as gymnasium, sauna/spa, café, crèche and stadium. There have been insufficient studies that examine the energy performance of aquatic centres worldwide. Building energy simulations provide opportunities for economic and time-efficient analysis of the energy performance of buildings in order to identify the benefits of different control strategies, design or occupancy variables. This paper describes the simulation and calibration process for analysing the energy performance of an aquatic centre using a selected building as case study. Simulating the energy performance of an aquatic centre is a complex exercise due to the interaction between water and air (evaporation) occurring within the swimming pool hall. EnergyPlus and DesignBuilder were used to perform the building energy simulations. Manual calibration method based on an iterative approach was adopted and statistical indices (Mean Biased Error (MBE) and Coefficient of Variation of the Root Mean Square Error (CV(RMSE))) were used to verify if the model was calibrated accurately against the measured energy data (utility bill data).
Subjects Building Science and Techniques
Keyword(s) Aquatic centre
Energy performance
Building energy simulation
Calibration
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