GridLAB-D Technical Support Document: Residential End-Use Module Version 1.0

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1.0 Introduction The residential module implements the following end uses and characteristics to simulate the power demand in a single family home: • Water heater • Lights • Dishwasher • Range • Microwave • Refrigerator • Internal gains (plug loads) • House (heating/cooling loads) The house model considers the following four major heat gains/losses that contribute to the building heating/cooling load: 1. Conduction through exterior walls, roof and fenestration (based on envelope UA) 2. Air infiltration (based on specified air change rate) 3. Solar radiation (based on CLTD model and using tmy data) 4. Internal gains from lighting, people, equipment ... continued below

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Taylor, Zachary T.; Gowri, Krishnan & Katipamula, Srinivas July 31, 2008.

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1.0 Introduction The residential module implements the following end uses and characteristics to simulate the power demand in a single family home: • Water heater • Lights • Dishwasher • Range • Microwave • Refrigerator • Internal gains (plug loads) • House (heating/cooling loads) The house model considers the following four major heat gains/losses that contribute to the building heating/cooling load: 1. Conduction through exterior walls, roof and fenestration (based on envelope UA) 2. Air infiltration (based on specified air change rate) 3. Solar radiation (based on CLTD model and using tmy data) 4. Internal gains from lighting, people, equipment and other end use objects. The Equivalent Thermal Parameter (ETP) approach is used to model the residential loads and energy consumption. The following sections describe the modeling assumptions for each of the above end uses and the details of power demand calculations in the residential module.

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  • Report No.: PNNL-17694
  • Grant Number: AC05-76RL01830
  • DOI: 10.2172/939875 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 939875
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc899393

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Taylor, Zachary T.; Gowri, Krishnan & Katipamula, Srinivas. GridLAB-D Technical Support Document: Residential End-Use Module Version 1.0, report, July 31, 2008; Richland, Washington. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc899393/: accessed December 14, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.