IBPSA-USA

Research into the next generation of simulation tools and techniques is being carried out at universities, but much of this information is not transferred to the practitioners. For this SimClub event, graduate students from the University of Colorado-Boulder and the Colorado School of Mines will give short summaries of their current research projects.

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energy storage, denverchapter, COVID-19, building simulation, ventilation, control sequences, load scheduling, BEM, building energy modeling
In this presentation, Alejandra and Kimberly will give an insight into the correspondence of building simulation and energy modeling with Net Zero Boston Zoning Policy and Mass Save C&I New Construction programming respectively.

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NZE, net zero energy, building performance simulation, building performance modeling, building energy modeling, BEM,
This presentation will start with an overview of what the City and County of Denver is working on this year to develop a building performance policy for the City with the Energize Denver Task Force and a 2021 code update. Group14 will expand on the initiatives focused on existing buildings including benchmarking, efficiency, and electrification. Group14 will also discuss the new construction elements of energy modeling for net zero energy.

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existing building stock, climate action, building performance, Denver Chapter, greenhouse gas
Building retrofits are plagued by a lack of original design documentation and general uncertainty regarding the building’s envelope composition and integrity. This presentation shows the power of thermography and transient heat transfer modeling to non-intrusively characterize the thermal properties of a building’s envelope to inform energy modeling, facade design, and project appraisal. We will describe methods to characterize existing building envelope thermal properties, followed by a preliminary methodology to identify representative thermal properties for an existing building envelope.

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building envelopes, hygrothermal performance, existing building stock, building retrofits,
Research into the next generation of simulation tools and techniques is being carried out at universities, but much of this information is not transferred to the practitioners. For this SimClub event, graduate students from the University of Colorado-Boulder and the Colorado School of Mines will give short summaries of their current research projects.

Tags:

energy storage, denverchapter, COVID-19, building simulation, ventilation, control sequences, load scheduling, BEM, building energy modeling