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Understanding and Closing the Building Performance Gap


  • When? 02 April 2020 - 03 April 2020 , 8:30 - 16:00
  • Where? Marches Growth Hub, Telford Innovation Campus, Priorslee, Telford, TF2 9NN

The BECCI project are delighted to be hosting this short course for building professionals, delivered over two days, which aims to provide a practical, hands-on introduction to four quality simulation packages that are widely used by architects, energy modelers and researchers.

  • Design Builder
  • WUFI+
  • IES
  • Revit

Agenda: Thursday 2nd April

8:30 Breakfast and registration

9:00 Introduction to Building Performance Evaluation (BPE) tools

A holistic approach to building design: energy efficiency vs cost effectiveness
Contrasting the capabilities of the 4 BPE tools

10:15 Refreshment break

10:30 Introduction to Danesmore Pastures energy saving pilot study

Case study: model development using the 4 simulation software packages
Inter-comparison of simulation outputs among software tools
Model calibration using data collected from post-construction test

12:30 Lunch and networking

13:15 Round-table modelling demonstrations of the 4 software packages

15:45 Modelling outputs: open discussions

Impact of thermal properties on energy consumption: insulation, cold bridges, WWR
Impact of over/undersized systems on the energy consumption
Impact of ventilation on IAQ, overheating risk, moisture risk
Energy vs cost efficiency

16:30 Close

 

Agenda: Friday 3rd April

8:30 Breakfast and registration

9:00 The performance gap

Introduction, key issues, contributing factors

10:00 Methods to collect performance gap evidence

10:30 Refreshment break

10:45 Danesmore Pastures project data collection

Indoor vs outdoor environmental conditions, real time energy monitoring, energy survey and occupant profile

11:15 Round table modelling demonstrations using simulation models developed in day 1

Models will reflect real life scenarios: occupant profiles, energy data of appliances, simulation outputs vs measured data

12:45 Lunch and networking

13:30 Open discussion

The role of simulation in performance challenges, the role of testing and monitoring, occupant behaviour change

15:00 Close

 

 

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