End-use demand in commercial office buildings: case-study and modelling recommendations
conference contributionposted on 02.10.2014, 12:56 by Eoghan McKenna, Nicholas Doylend, Murray Thomson
While considerable progress has been made on developing high-resolution stochastic models of electricity demand for the domestic sector, non-domestic models remain relatively undeveloped. This paper provides general recommendations about how such models might be structured for commercial offices, based on detailed analysis of high-resolution end-use demand data for a single multi-tenanted office building. The results indicate that modelling of commercial office buildings could be viewed as analogous to modelling a group of dwellings with partial residency (to represent individual office units within the building), with communal heating and communal spaces, a limited number of work related appliances, and occupant activities restricted to those related to work.
This work was supported by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, UK, within the Top and Tail of Energy Networks project (EP/I031707/1).
- Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering
- Centre for Renewable Energy Systems Technology (CREST)