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BIM enabled building energy modelling: development and verification of a GBXML to IDF conversion method

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posted on 13.10.2016, 09:56 by Vanda Dimitriou, Steven Firth, Tarek Hassan, Farid Fouchal
As part of the Design4Energy retrofit scenario a methodology is developed that uses Building Information Modelling (BIM) of existing domestic buildings to assess their energy performance using a Building Energy Modelling (BEM) technique. The focus is on the conversion process from gbXML BIM export file to an idf file for EnergyPlusTM. The conversion process is broken down into six steps of progressive addition of idf objects to enable verification. The measured operational data are used to assess the adequacy of the defaults being used.

Funding

This research is funded with the support of the Euro-pean Commission to the FP7 Design4Energy project (Grant agreement no: 609380). The case study building information and data were provided by the REFIT project (EPSRC Grant agreement no: EP/K002457/1).

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  • Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering

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BSO2016

Citation

DIMITRIOU, V. ... et al, 2016. BIM enabled building energy modelling: development and verification of a GBXML to IDF conversion method. IN: Proceedings of the 3rd IBPSA-England Conference BSO 2016, Newcastle, 12th-14th September 2016, Paper no. 1126.

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Publication date

2016

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This is a conference paper.

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en

Location

Newcastle

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Loughborough Publications

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