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Assessing the energy and indoor air quality performance for a three-story building using an integrated model, part one: the need for integration

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Heibati, Seyedmohammadreza, Maref, Wahid et Saber, Hamed H.. 2019. « Assessing the energy and indoor air quality performance for a three-story building using an integrated model, part one: the need for integration ». Energies, vol. 12, nº 24.
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Abstract

In building applications, there is a dynamic interaction/coupling between the energy performance and the indoor air quality (IAQ) performance. Previously, the performance of energy consumption (EC) and IAQ has been evaluated independently. In this study, an energy performance model (EnergyPlus) and IAQ performance model (CONTAM: contaminant transport analysis) were simultaneously coupled as a new integrated simulation model in which the control variables were exchanged between the two models. Two scenarios were provided in this study for a three-story house. The first scenario addressed the effect of airtightness only. The second scenario, however, addressed the airtightness with an exhaust fan with an upgraded filter. In order to better analyze the accuracy of the simulations, the performance of the energy and IAQ were simulated independently using the EnergyPlus model and CONTAM model. Thereafter, the performance of the energy and IAQ were simulated using the present integrated simulation model. All simulations were conducted for the climatic conditions of Montreal and Miami. The results of the integrated simulation model showed that the exchange of control variables between both EnergyPlus and CONTAM produced accurate results for the performance of both energy and IAQ. Finally, the necessity of using the present integrated simulation model is discussed.

Item Type: Peer reviewed article published in a journal
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Maref, Wahid
Affiliation: Génie de la construction
Date Deposited: 22 Jan 2020 18:48
Last Modified: 16 Oct 2020 19:13
URI: https://espace2.etsmtl.ca/id/eprint/20044

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