Comparison of simplified and advanced building simulation tool with measured data.

Jørgen Erik Christensen, Peder Schiønning, Espen Dethlefsen

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In the future building design must progress to a format where CO 2 neutral societies are optimized as a whole and innovative technologies integrated. The purpose of this paper is to demonstrate the problems using a simplified design tool to simulate a complicated building and how this may not give sufficiently good results in terms of actual performance of the real building. This is illustrated by example of Viborg Town Hall using a simplified Danish tool Be10 and a dynamic Building Simulation Programme IES-VE. The model is evaluated based on actual weather data. In addition, IES-VE is evaluated using a Monte Carlo simulation in order to evaluate the confidence level of the models' accuracy for Viborg Town Hall.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of BS2013
Publication date2013
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Event13th Conference of International Building Performance Simulation Association - Chambéry, France
Duration: 26 Aug 201328 Aug 2013
Conference number: 13


Conference13th Conference of International Building Performance Simulation Association


  • Buildings
  • Carbon dioxide
  • Monte Carlo methods
  • Architectural design

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