Validation of calibrated energy models: Common errors
Keywords: 
Área Ingeniería Civil y Arquitectura
Calibrated model validation
Calibration process
Building energy models
Uncertainty analysis
Uncertainty indices
Typical validation errors
Issue Date: 
2017
ISSN: 
1996-1073
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Citation: 
Ramos-Ruiz, G. (Germán); Fernández-Bandera, C. (Carlos). "Validation of calibrated energy models: Common errors". Energies. 2017; 10 (10): 1-19
Abstract
Nowadays, there is growing interest in all the smart technologies that provide us with information and knowledge about the human environment. In the energy ¿eld, thanks to the amount of data received from smart meters and devices and the progress made in both energy software and computers, the quality of energy models is gradually improving and, hence, also the suitability of Energy Conservation Measures (ECMs). For this reason, the measurement of the accuracy of building energy models is an important task, because once the model is validated through a calibration procedure, it can be used, for example, to apply and study different strategies to reduce its energy consumption in maintaining human comfort. There are several agencies that have developed guidelines and methodologies to establish a measure of the accuracy of these models, and the most widely recognized are: ASHRAE Guideline 14-2014, the International Performance Measurement and Veri¿cation Protocol (IPMVP) and the Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP). This article intends to shed light on these validation measurements (uncertainty indices) by focusing on the typical mistakes made, as these errors could produce a false belief that the models used are calibrated.

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