[Bldg-sim] Load Calcs with Energy Simulation Software

steve moller - SBE steve.moller at sbe.com.au
Tue Jan 29 20:08:21 PST 2008

Good discussion on this topic.
One final point: 
Most simulation programs assume that the building is heated up/cooled
down within the first hour of plant operation.  This leads to high
predicted loads during that first hour that would not occur in reality.
(in cold climates a 2 hour warm-up on Monday morning is not unusual)
So, it may be useful to filter out the first hour loads, and then
examine the distribution of the remaining loads to pick off the 97.5%
Cheers, Steve.

Steve Moller
Senior ESD Engineer


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