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Dynamic Calculation Methods For Building Energy Assessment

Dynamic Calculation Methods For Building Energy Assessment

Deadline for registration is 1. July 2014

Summer School 1-5 September 2014, Leuven, Belgium


DYNASTEE and CITIES - Hans Bloem (JRC, Ispra), María José Jiménez (CIEMAT, Spain), Henrik Madsen, Peder Bacher (DTU, Lyngby, Denmark), Paul Strachan (Strathclyde University, Glasgow, UK), Dirk Saelens, Geert Bauwens (KU Leuven, BE)


Today, more and more data related to building and building components originate from outdoor testing under time-varying and dynamic conditions, or from real life use of buildings. The main purpose of this summer school is to train the students in a methodology for evaluation of measured data. Statistical modelling methods for using such time series data are discussed to assess valuable information about the energy performance of a building or the building element. An introduction to essential statistical techniques for model evaluation and selection are given with examples and through exercises. Many of the dynamic methods can be seen as techniques which bridge the gap between physical and statistical modelling. During the summer course, information on relevant software will be given and software tools will be used in the exercises. Specifically the focus will be on how to extract essential performance parameters of buildings using these models and techniques.

It will be shown how for instance the U-value of a simple homogenous 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. The important aspects of applying models with a suitable complexity depending on the data are highlighted.

PhD students might be interested to know that 2.5 ECTS are awarded for attendance at this Summer School and a further 2.5 ECTS for additional work on a proposed exercise or centred on the students' own projects. The initial programme contains 5 parts:

1. Homework (the participants will have to arrive a bit prepared).
2. Building physics and mathematical models.
3. Theory about models (AR(MA)X, grey-box, etc.), modelling using 
time-series analysis and       statistical validation with software.

4. How to obtain results, such as physical characteristics, etc.
5. Thermal balance of building elements.

The cost for the week-long Summer School is
300 Euro1. This covers:
- Handout of lecture notes and relevant papers

- Access to DTU CampusNet from moment of registration

- Lunch (during lecture period)
- Coffee etc. (at breaks during lecture period)
- Transport to BBRI, Limelette on Wednesday

- Social event on Wednesday

For further information on the content of the course, please contact:
Hans Bloem,
Maria Jose Jimenez,
Peder Bacher ,
Henrik Madsen
Paul Strachan

For further information on practical issues like accommodation, hotel reservation and logistics, potential participants can contact Geert Bauwens
Note that the Summer School requires a minimum of 16 participants (maximum are 30)

1 Participants from INIVE registered members receive 50% discount