### Resumé

In practise many buildings show significant deviation between the predicted annual energy consumption and the actual energy consumption. One of the main reasons for the discrepancy is the difference between the assumptions made during the calculations and the actual conditions including occupants' behaviour.

This paper presents two methods to consider uncertainty and spread of energy consumption calculations in practise, namely a simulation approach and a safety factor approach.

A simulation approach is investigated using Monte Carlo analysis where a comprehensive list of stochastic input parameters is evaluated by sensitivity and uncertainty analysis to develop a significantly reduced set of stochastic input parameters.

The safety factor approach provides a means of enforcing the maximum allowed energy consumption in the building code by multiplying the maximum limit by a partial safety factor to obtain a design energy consumption that can be used for the usual energy calculations.

Originalsprog | Engelsk |
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Titel | Building Simulation 2009 : University of Stractclyde, Glosgow, 27th-30th July : Proceedings of the 11th International Building Performance Simulation Association Conference |

Redaktører | Paul A. Strachan, Nick J. Kelly, Michaël Kummert |

Forlag | The International Building Performance Simulation Association Conference |

Publikationsdato | 2009 |

Sider | 1014-1021 |

ISBN (Trykt) | 978-0-947649-40-1 |

Status | Udgivet - 2009 |

Begivenhed | The International Building Performance Simulation Association Conference (IBPSA) - Glasgow, Storbritannien Varighed: 27 jul. 2009 → 30 jul. 2009 Konferencens nummer: 11 |

### Konference

Konference | The International Building Performance Simulation Association Conference (IBPSA) |
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Nummer | 11 |

Land | Storbritannien |

By | Glasgow |

Periode | 27/07/2009 → 30/07/2009 |

### Bibliografisk note

Published on a DVD.### Citer dette

*Building Simulation 2009 : University of Stractclyde, Glosgow, 27th-30th July: Proceedings of the 11th International Building Performance Simulation Association Conference*(s. 1014-1021). The International Building Performance Simulation Association Conference.

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*Building Simulation 2009 : University of Stractclyde, Glosgow, 27th-30th July: Proceedings of the 11th International Building Performance Simulation Association Conference.*The International Building Performance Simulation Association Conference, s. 1014-1021, The International Building Performance Simulation Association Conference (IBPSA), Glasgow, Storbritannien, 27/07/2009.

**Application of Partial Safety Factorsin Building Energy Performance Assessment.** / Brohus, Henrik; Heiselberg, Per; Hesselholt, A.; Rasmussen, H.

Publikation: Bidrag til bog/antologi/rapport/konference proceeding › Konferenceartikel i proceeding › Forskning › peer review

TY - GEN

T1 - Application of Partial Safety Factorsin Building Energy Performance Assessment

AU - Brohus, Henrik

AU - Heiselberg, Per

AU - Hesselholt, A.

AU - Rasmussen, H.

N1 - Published on a DVD.

PY - 2009

Y1 - 2009

N2 - In practise many buildings show significant deviation between the predicted annual energy consumption and the actual energy consumption. One of the main reasons for the discrepancy is the difference between the assumptions made during the calculations and the actual conditions including occupants' behaviour.This paper presents two methods to consider uncertainty and spread of energy consumption calculations in practise, namely a simulation approach and a safety factor approach.A simulation approach is investigated using Monte Carlo analysis where a comprehensive list of stochastic input parameters is evaluated by sensitivity and uncertainty analysis to develop a significantly reduced set of stochastic input parameters.The safety factor approach provides a means of enforcing the maximum allowed energy consumption in the building code by multiplying the maximum limit by a partial safety factor to obtain a design energy consumption that can be used for the usual energy calculations.

AB - In practise many buildings show significant deviation between the predicted annual energy consumption and the actual energy consumption. One of the main reasons for the discrepancy is the difference between the assumptions made during the calculations and the actual conditions including occupants' behaviour.This paper presents two methods to consider uncertainty and spread of energy consumption calculations in practise, namely a simulation approach and a safety factor approach.A simulation approach is investigated using Monte Carlo analysis where a comprehensive list of stochastic input parameters is evaluated by sensitivity and uncertainty analysis to develop a significantly reduced set of stochastic input parameters.The safety factor approach provides a means of enforcing the maximum allowed energy consumption in the building code by multiplying the maximum limit by a partial safety factor to obtain a design energy consumption that can be used for the usual energy calculations.

M3 - Article in proceeding

SN - 978-0-947649-40-1

SP - 1014

EP - 1021

BT - Building Simulation 2009 : University of Stractclyde, Glosgow, 27th-30th July

A2 - Strachan, Paul A.

A2 - Kelly, Nick J.

A2 - Kummert, Michaël

PB - The International Building Performance Simulation Association Conference

ER -