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Development of a bottom-up white-box building stock energy model for single-family dwellings

Adam Neale, Michaël Kummert and Michel Bernier

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A new bottom-up white-box building stock energy modelling approach is presented in this paper. The model is a physics simulation-based stock model that can be used to compare the base case building stock with technological variations for comparative assessments. The model accuracy is compared to known stock data for a variety of categories, including end-use, energy source and building type. The model predicts the energy use of a building stock in a Canadian region with good agreement across all categories, with the total energy consumption of the model within 1.5% of the real stock energy use. Our analysis shows that modelling a sufficiently large sample of stock is required to reduce the expected deviation for lesser-represented portions of the stock. A case study illustrates how the model can be applied to compare different heating system distributions, in order to assess their impact on greenhouse gas emissions and peak electricity demand.

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Residential, building stock energy model, bottom-up, white-box, greenhouse gas emissions

Subjects: 2100 Mechanical engineering > 2100 Mechanical engineering
2100 Mechanical engineering > 2107 Modelling, simulation and finite element methods
Department: Department of Mechanical Engineering
Funders: Institut de Valorisation des Données
Grant number: PRF-2017-12
PolyPublie URL: https://publications.polymtl.ca/10473/
Journal Title: Journal of Building Performance Simulation (vol. 15, no. 6)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
DOI: 10.1080/19401493.2022.2082531
Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1080/19401493.2022.2082531
Date Deposited: 09 Sep 2022 14:55
Last Modified: 04 Aug 2023 08:58
Cite in APA 7: Neale, A., Kummert, M., & Bernier, M. (2022). Development of a bottom-up white-box building stock energy model for single-family dwellings. Journal of Building Performance Simulation, 15(6), 735-756. https://doi.org/10.1080/19401493.2022.2082531


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