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Energy Performance Methodologies

Evaluating energy performance in non-domestic buildings: A review
Authors EH Borgstein, R Lamberts, and JLM Hensen, published in Energy and Buildings, 2016.
This paper is available in PDF form at
The Abstract gives the topic as the methods used in evaluating the energy performance of buildings, and notes the fundamental importance of such evaluation in the context of efforts to reduce worldwide energy use. A comprehensive review is claimed; there are more than two hundred references. Five categories of methodology are reviewed: Engineering calculation methodologies; Simulation; Statistical methods; Machine learning; Other building evaluation techniques. This is followed by two further sections; Public evaluation systems and standards, and Discussion.
Engineering calculationsmethodologies typically involve the implementation of a simplified mathematical equation based on the physics of buildings. Often they use steady state models that average variables over a long perio…