Methodology to identify diurnal load shapes for non-weather dependent electric end-uses Academic Article uri icon


  • This paper describes a methodology to identify typical day types for a building using monitored end-use data for non-weather dependent electricity use (i.e., lights, equipment, etc.). Load shapes can be generated from the data for each typical day type and used as schedules in building energy simulation models such as DOE-2 and BLAST. For accurate representation of all day types including seasonal variations in service hours of the building, use of one year of hourly data is recommended. This methodology has been successfully applied to two buildings in Texas (an office/classroom and an office building).

published proceedings

  • ASME-JSES-JSME International Solar Energy Conference

author list (cited authors)

  • Katipamula, S., & Haberl, J. S.

complete list of authors

  • Katipamula, S||Haberl, JS

publication date

  • January 1991