Electricity diversity profiles for energy simulation of office buildings Conference Paper uri icon


  • This paper presents diversity factors recommended for use in energy simulation programs that require the input of hourly usage of electricity for lighting and receptacle loads relative to the installed lighting/equipment capacity. Typical weekday and weekend profiles are presented for small, medium, and large office buildings. The diversity profiles were developed from year-long records from 46 channels of hourly or 15-minute data recorded in 32 buildings. These data were acquired and analyzed under ASHRAE Research Project RP-1093. In addition to the typical profiles developed, weekday and weekend profiles are presented for each of the 46 channels of data analyzed.

published proceedings

  • 2004 Winter Meeting - Technical and Symposium Papers, American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers

author list (cited authors)

  • Claridge, D. E., Abushakra, B., Haberl, J. S., & Sreshthaputra, A.

complete list of authors

  • Claridge, DE||Abushakra, B||Haberl, JS||Sreshthaputra, A

publication date

  • November 2004