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Dynamic Calculation Methods For Building Energy Assessment

Dynamic Calculation Methods For Building Energy Assessment
Deadline for submission is 15 May 2012.

Summer School 18-22 June 2012, DTU, Lyngby, Denmark

Organizers/Lecturer: DYNASTEE - Hans Bloem (EC-JRC, Ispra), María José Jiménez (CIEMAT, Spain), Henrik Madsen (DTU, Lyngby, Denmark), Paul Strachan (Stratchlyde University, Glasgow, UK)

Today more and more data related to building and building components originates from outdoor testing, time-varying and dynamic conditions, or just from real life use of buildings, etc. The main purpose of this summer school is to consider methods for using such time series data to obtain valuable information about the energy performance of the building or the building component. Many of the dynamic methods can be seen as techniques which bridge the gap between physical and statistical modelling. During the summer course hints on software will be given and some software tools will be used. Specifically the focus will be on how to extract essential performance parameters for buildings using these models and techniques.

It will be shown how for instance the U-value of a quite simple wall can be estimated in dynamic conditions using different models and estimation techniques. It will also be shown that dynamic analysis methods linked to appropriate models can give rather detailed information about the various components of a building, and in general it will be become clear that more advanced models can provide more detailed information about the building or the component.

PhD students might be interested to know that this Summer School is valid for 5 ECTS (2.5 ECTS for attending the Summer School and 2.5 for the additional work).

Programme (contains 5 parts; for details of the programme, see the full programme page):

  1. Homework (the participants will have to arrive a bit prepared).
  2. Building Physics and hints on experimental setup.
  3. Theory about models (ARMA methods, State-Space, etc.), modelling using time-series, validation and some tools.
  4. How to obtain results like the physical characteristics, etc.
  5. Modelling of a double skin PV ventilated facade as advanced example.

The cost for the week-long Summer School is 250 Euro. This covers:

  • Handout of lecture notes and relevant papers
  • Lunch (during lecture period)
  • Coffee etc. (at breaks during lecture period)
  • As a break event an excursion to Kronborg is planned. (Kronborg is known by many also as "Elsinore," the setting of William Shakespeare's famous tragedy Hamlet).

For further information on the content of the course, please contact:

For further information on practical issues like accommodation and logistics, potential participants could contact Janne Kofod Lassen
Note that the Summer School requires a minimum of 12 participants.
The deadline for submissions is, 15 May 2012.