Analytics for a controlled experiment to determine optimal thermal insulation for building envelopes

Manoj Autade, Avani Goyal, Gagan Deep Singh, Punit Desai, Bipin Rajendran, Monika Jain

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Abstract

We present a controlled experimental study to analyze the effect of the envelope of a building on its energy consumption. Our study was based on a specially constructed standard concrete wall room and two insulated rooms of different wall compositions. Energy modeling and calibration studies are carried out using DesignBuilder simulation software and a newly developed electrical equivalent circuit model based on equations of heat transfer. Our model gives fundamental insights for optimizing parameters that determine the energy consumption in buildings. We critically analyze the results of our model demonstrating its use for informing design decisions and improving overall energy efficiency.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages2491-2498
Number of pages8
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015
Externally publishedYes
Event14th Conference of International Building Performance Simulation Association, BS 2015 - Hyderabad, India
Duration: Dec 7 2015Dec 9 2015

Other

Other14th Conference of International Building Performance Simulation Association, BS 2015
CountryIndia
CityHyderabad
Period12/7/1512/9/15

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Architecture
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Building and Construction

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