Título Energy assessment method towards low-carbon energy schools
Autores Lizana, Jesus , Serrano-Jimenez, Antonio , ORTIZ DOMÍNGUEZ, CARLOS, Becerra, Jose A. , Chacartegui, Ricardo
Publicación externa Si
Medio Energy
Alcance Article
Naturaleza Científica
Cuartil JCR 1
Cuartil SJR 1
Impacto JCR 5.53700
Fecha de publicacion 15/09/2018
ISI 442973300028
DOI 10.1016/j.energy.2018.06.147
Abstract Within the building sector, schools have a major social responsibility because of their educational purpose, With the aim of providing a novel energy modelling process to evaluate the real energy performance of school buildings and potential energy savings, minimizing input data collection, this paper presents a new energy assessment method to support the decision-making process towards low-carbon energy schools. The novelty of this method is based on the integration of a coherent set of assumptions and procedures with respect to boundary conditions of schools, derived from their modular basis, common building configuration and space uses, and the model\'s iterative calibration procedure, based on real building performance which achieves a high final accuracy. With a Fed uced set of inputs hourly dynamic simulations can be performed. The method, integrated in the SchoolEnergy-ACT tool, was tested in two pilot schools. The results show that the method properly fits to schools\' energy consumption profiles with high accuracy levels through calibration processes using energy bills, ensuring its feasibility for simulating the energy performance of schools, enabling comparison with other buildings, and informing end-users of potential energy savings. The accuracy of the model can be improved with an iterative, self-learning procedure and detailed energy data. (C) 2018 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Palabras clave School buildings; Energy efficiency; Nearly zero-energy buildings; Low-carbon energy; Energy retrofitting; Decision-making
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