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dc.contributor.authorGiretti, Alberto
dc.contributor.authorLemma, Massimo
dc.contributor.authorCasals Casanova, Miquel
dc.contributor.authorMacarulla Martí, Marcel
dc.contributor.authorFuertes Casals, Alba
dc.contributor.authorJones, Rory
dc.contributor.otherUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Departament d'Enginyeria de Projectes i de la Construcció
dc.identifier.citationGiretti, A., Lemma, M., Casals, M., Macarulla, M., Fuertes, A., Jones, R. Effective building modelling for energy performance contracting. A: Building Simulation Applications Conference. "Building Simulation Applications BSA 2017: 3rd IBPSA-Italy conference Bozen-Bolzano, 8th–10th February 2017". Bolzano: Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, 2018, p. 317-324.
dc.description.abstractEnergy Performance Contracts (EPC) are contractual agreements between beneficiaries and energy service providers, where budgets are established in relation to a determined level of energy performance. Hence, the problem of forecasting the energy performance of buildings in the EPC tendering phase becomes relevant for the reliability of the overall contract. Unfortunately, fuzziness and incompleteness often characterize the technical information supporting EPC call for tenders. Furthermore, buildings that are the subjects of EPCs are normally quite complex public buildings (hospitals, schools, etc.) usually relatively old and not technically well known. Gathering information about such buildings is a time consuming and expensive process within the usually short time frame of EPC call for tenders. This paper investigates the application of Grey-Box modelling to the energy performance forecast of complex buildings, in perfectly and poorly informed operational cases. The proposed methodology offers a potential solution to the EPC operational requirements since it requires a substantially reduced parameter set. Results show that the proposed Grey-Box modelling can be used to arrange a calibration set-up with good forecasting performance. Furthermore, Grey-Box modelling allows an effective management of the information uncertainty usually present in the EPC context.
dc.format.extent8 p.
dc.publisherFree University of Bozen-Bolzano
dc.rightsAttribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Spain
dc.subjectÀrees temàtiques de la UPC::Energies
dc.subjectÀrees temàtiques de la UPC::Edificació
dc.subject.lcshBuilding--Energy conservation
dc.subject.lcshBuildings--Energy conservation--Computer simulation
dc.titleEffective building modelling for energy performance contracting
dc.typeConference report
dc.subject.lemacEdificis -- Estalvi d'energia
dc.subject.lemacEdificis -- Consum d'energia
dc.contributor.groupUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. GRIC - Grup de Recerca i Innovació de la Construcció
dc.description.peerreviewedPeer Reviewed
dc.rights.accessOpen Access
dc.description.versionPostprint (published version)
local.citation.authorGiretti, A.; Lemma, M.; Casals, M.; Macarulla, M.; Fuertes, A.; Jones, R.
local.citation.contributorBuilding Simulation Applications Conference
local.citation.publicationNameBuilding Simulation Applications BSA 2017: 3rd IBPSA-Italy conference Bozen-Bolzano, 8th–10th February 2017

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