A PROCEDURE FOR CALIBRATING THE DOE-2 SIMULATION PROGRAM TO NON-WEATHER-DEPENDENT MEASURED LOADS Conference Paper uri icon

abstract

  • Hourly building energy models such as DOE-2 and BLAST provide an effective method for simulating the energy use of a building during the design stage. This paper presents a procedure for calibrating DOE-2 to non-weather-dependent (or scheduled) loads. The procedure relies on comparative three-dimensional graphics that allow for hourly differences to be viewed over the entire simulation period. Four different types of day-typing routines are demonstrated. DOE-2 simulations of the case study building were significantly improved when schedules based on measured data were introduced.

author list (cited authors)

  • BRONSON, D. J., HINCHEY, S. B., HABERL, J. S., & ONEAL, D. L.

publication date

  • December 1992