Multiclimate comparison of the improved TC 4.7 simplified energy analysis procedure with DOE-2 Conference Paper uri icon


  • The TC 4.7 simplified energy analysis procedure (SEAP) does not consider thermal mass, and its predictions differed substantially from those of a major hourly simulation program when solar influences were substantial (Brotherton et al. 1987). ASRAE Research Project RP-564 was initiated to improve the thermal mass and solar performance of the SEAP. A method for treating thermal mass and an solar treatment for the SEAP are described in companion papers (Claridge et al. 1992; Vadon et al.1991). This paper compares the performance of the SEAP incorporating these modifications with the original SEAP and with the hourly simulation program DOE-2 for 45 different cases in each of four climates. The modified SEAP shows better results in more than 80 % of the cases examined. In the remaining cases, comparison to DOE-2 predictions are similar or have worsened.

published proceedings

  • ASHRAE Transactions

author list (cited authors)

  • Balasubramanya, R., Claridge, D. E., & Kreider, J. F.

complete list of authors

  • Balasubramanya, R||Claridge, DE||Kreider, JF

publication date

  • December 1992