Reference Building Energy Modeling: A Case Study for Green Office Buildings in Shanghai
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Buildings energy consumption accounts for about 30% of China’s primary energy. In order to achieve sustainable development in the future, it is essential to reduce building energy consumption by improving energy efficiency and utilizing new technologies. Reference building energy models can serve as starting points for energy efficiency research, as they represent fairly realistic buildings and typical construction practices. This paper a general methodology for the creation of reference buildings is illustrated. A case study of a reference building for green office building stock in Shanghai is shown. The process concerning the building definition and modeling was carried out by EnergyPlus. The model can be used as a foundation for subsequent research on building energy efficiency assessment, building energy consumption impact factors analysis, urban building energy consumption prediction and so on.
KeywordsReference building model Building energy simulation Office building
The study was supported by the National Key R&D Program of China (Grant no. 2017YFC0704200).
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