Towards a DESTEST: a District Energy Simulation Test Developed in IBPSA Project 1

Dirk Saelens, Ina De Jaeger, Felix Bünning, Michael Mans, Annelies Vandermeulen, Bram Van der Heijde, Enora Garreau, Alessandro Maccarini, Øystein Rønneseth, Igor Sartori, Lieve Helsen

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This paper presents the first steps towards a District
Energy Simulation Test (DESTEST), which is part of IBPSA Project 1. The goal is to develop a test sequel for district energy simulations, inspired by principles of the BESTEST. It aims at providing a means to validate District Energy System models. The description of the DESTEST cases and the simulation results of extensively verified models will be available as a reference for verification. By presenting the research plan, goal and first results, the district energy simulation community is informed about the project’s intentions, offering a chance for feedback and collaboration.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of Building Simulation 2019 : 16th Conference of IBPSA
Publication date2019
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-7750520-1-2
Publication statusPublished - 2019
EventBuilding Simulation: 16th international IBPSA conference and exhibition - Angelicum Congress Centre, Rome, Italy
Duration: 2 Sep 20194 Sep 2019
Conference number: 16


ConferenceBuilding Simulation
LocationAngelicum Congress Centre
Internet address
SeriesBuilding Simulation Conference proceedings


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Saelens, D., De Jaeger, I., Bünning, F., Mans, M., Vandermeulen, A., Van der Heijde, B., Garreau, E., Maccarini, A., Rønneseth, Ø., Sartori, I., & Helsen, L. (2019). Towards a DESTEST: a District Energy Simulation Test Developed in IBPSA Project 1. In Proceedings of Building Simulation 2019: 16th Conference of IBPSA (pp. 3569-3577). IBPSA. Building Simulation Conference proceedings