Overview of existing literature on diversity factors and schedules for energy and cooling load calculations Conference Paper uri icon


  • This paper provides an overview of methods reported in the literature for generating typical load shapes required for the simulation of energy use and peak cooling loads in commercial buildings. It also includes a survey of available databases of monitored commercial end-use electricity data and a review of classification schemes of the commercial building stock. This study was conducted as part of ASHRAE RP-1093, whose objective was to identify and utilize the most appropriate methods for developing diversity factors on relevant monitored sets of lighting and equipment data. The paper also provides a discussion of four methods in the literature that were adapted and combined in RP-1093 to develop a-library of diversity factors and schedules for use in building energy and cooling load simulation programs.

published proceedings

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

author list (cited authors)

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

complete list of authors

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

publication date

  • November 2004