Development of a baseline building model of auto service and repair shop

Yunyang Ye, Gang Wang, Wangda Zuo, Peilin Yang, Joshi Keya

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To support the ASHRAE Building Energy Quotient (bEQ) standard, the ASHRAE Research 1771 is trying to identify baseline building energy models for major commercial buildings so that the modeled source EUI is close to the median source EUI of the same type of buildings in the 2003 CBECS data. This paper introduces the procedure of creating a baseline model for the auto service and repair shops as they account for 2% quantity, 0.3% total floor area, and 0.2% energy consumption among the commercial buildings. First, we introduced a method to create the geometry model using the data collected from the 2003 CBECS data, reports, and existing building samples. Then a systematic approach is developed to identify the model inputs unrelated to geometry. Ultimately, the baseline model of auto service and repair shop is validated by using the median source EUI from the 2003 CBECS data. The results indicate that the relative errors between the source EUI of the new model and the median EUI from the 2003 CBECS data is 12.33%.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)573-580
Number of pages8
JournalASHRAE and IBPSA-USA Building Simulation Conference
StatePublished - 2018
Event2018 ASHRAE/IBPSA-USA Building Simulation Conference: Building Performance Modeling, SimBuild 2018 - Chicago, United States
Duration: Sep 26 2018Sep 28 2018

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Architecture
  • Modeling and Simulation


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