Evaluation of UTHM administrative office block cooling load through dynamic simulation

Abdul Rahman, Ismail and Mohd Sari, Kamarul Aini and Mat Tasir, Nur Hanisah (2007) Evaluation of UTHM administrative office block cooling load through dynamic simulation. In: 1st Engineering Conference (EnCon 2007), 28 December 2007, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, Sarawak.

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Abstract

The energy requirements for a building have a direct impact on the cost of operating a building and an indirect impact on the environment. The energy estimation can be used as a guide in design, for standards compliance, and for economic optimization. Energy estimation can be done in several ways. The methods vary from steady state/static to dynamic estimation. Building energy simulation is an analysis of energy performance of building dynamically using computer modelling and simulation techniques. This study compares the building cooling load derives from audit report and through energy model with the dynamic simulation result. The building cooling loads were determined by extracting SIRIM energy audit report on the building and also by using energy model of Malaysia reference office building. The building cooling load was estimated using IES software, which simulates cooling load demand for the building dynamically. The study found that the simulated cooling load varies in the range of 6% from other methods cooling load values. The difference is considered small for estimation purposes.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:cooling load; energy estimation; simulation; energy model
Subjects:T Technology > TH Building construction > TH7005-7699 Heating and ventilation. Air conditioning
Divisions:Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering > Department of Construction Engineering and Architecture
ID Code:4157
Deposited By:Normajihan Abd. Rahman
Deposited On:03 Sep 2013 08:51
Last Modified:21 Jan 2015 15:48

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