August 25th Meeting – Urban Scale Modelling & Occupant Behavior

IBPSA-USA National Capital Chapter Summer Meeting

Date & Time: Tuesday, August 25, 2015 from 6 – 7.30 pm

Location: Baumann Consulting, 1424 K Street NW, Suite 500, Washington, DC 20005

Nearest Metro: Orange/Blue/Silver Line – McPherson Square

Hope to see you there; however, if you’re unable to make the meeting in-person, the call-in information is listed below.

Presentation Topics include:

 1.  Urban Scale Modelling of Campus Buildings using VirtualPULSE 

Speakers: Mohammad Heidarinejad, Nicholas Mattise, Matthew Dahlhausen, and Saber Khoshdel Nikkho

Virtual PULSE development team will present their new web-based, urban scale modeling tool, named “Virtual PULSE”. The presenters will elaborate details of the model creation with a follow up demonstration of Virtual PULSE for different urban neighborhoods. Virtual PULSE is accessible via: http://virtualpulse.buildsci.us/

 2.  Occupant Impact on Building Energy Consumption and Improvement of Building Energy Simulation with Occupant Information

Speaker: Yang-Seon Kim

Research from a dozen case studies in commercial buildings suggests that 10 – 40% of energy can be saved if the occupancy (presence/absence) is factored into the building operation. Occupant information is important to reduce the gap between actual building energy consumption and estimated energy consumption. This study quantified the impact of occupancy rates for actual commercial building energy consumption with measured data. Additionally, it found occupancy rates have a higher correlation with plug-load consumption than with total electricity consumption. This study shows a simplified methodology to use the plug-load consumption as an indicator for occupancy rates in building energy models.

Go-To Meeting details are as follows:

IBPSA NCC – Urban Scale Modelling and Occupant Behavior
Tue, Aug 25, 2015 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time

Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/266198573
You can also dial in using your phone.
United States +1 (872) 240-3212
Access Code: 266-198-573

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