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Dynamic Calculation Methods For Building Energy Assessment

SUMMER SCHOOL 2015 (22. to 26. June)
Dynamic Calculation Methods For Building Energy Assessment

Deadline for registration is 15. May, 2015



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)


Careful examination of energy consumption in the building sector, which is about 38% of the final energy consumption in EU-27 is needed in order to identify the specific areas for energy savings. Due to improved insulation levels of buildings this saving potential moves to more dynamic energy use sectors such as gains from appliances, high energy demand and consumer behaviour. 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. Dynamic evaluation methods are techniques to analyze time series of data related to dynamic processes and to identify typical parameters of the physical processes for evaluation. Data from smart meters are typical examples of such time series and provides details of energy usage patterns.

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 models of different complexicy should be applied depending on the detail of the available data: time resolution and available signals, as well as the properties of the building and system. Dynamic analysis methods linked to appropriate models can give rather detailed information about the various components of a building.

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
350 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)

- 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 Hanne Jensen

Note that the Summer School requires a minimum of 16 participants (maximum are 30)

1 Participants from INIVE registered members receive 50% discount