Aggregate Building Simulator (ABS) Methodology Development, Application, and User Manual

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As the relationship between the national building stock and various global energy issues becomes a greater concern, it has been deemed necessary to develop a system of predicting the energy consumption of large groups of buildings. Ideally this system is to take advantage of the most advanced energy simulation software available, be able to execute runs quickly, and provide concise and useful results at a level of detail that meets the users needs without inundating them with data. The resulting methodology that was developed allows the user to quickly develop and execute energy simulations of many buildings simultaneously, taking advantage ... continued below

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Dirks, James A. & Gorrissen, Willy J. November 30, 2011.

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As the relationship between the national building stock and various global energy issues becomes a greater concern, it has been deemed necessary to develop a system of predicting the energy consumption of large groups of buildings. Ideally this system is to take advantage of the most advanced energy simulation software available, be able to execute runs quickly, and provide concise and useful results at a level of detail that meets the users needs without inundating them with data. The resulting methodology that was developed allows the user to quickly develop and execute energy simulations of many buildings simultaneously, taking advantage of parallel processing to greatly reduce total simulation times. The result of these simulations can then be rapidly condensed and presented in a useful and intuitive manner.

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  • Report No.: PNNL-19943
  • Grant Number: AC05-76RL01830
  • DOI: 10.2172/1033459 | External Link
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  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc836115

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Dirks, James A. & Gorrissen, Willy J. Aggregate Building Simulator (ABS) Methodology Development, Application, and User Manual, report, November 30, 2011; Richland, Washington. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc836115/: accessed September 23, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.