Energy modeling yields accuracy within 4%, says new study

Results of the study support the usefulness of the practice.

July 18, 2017 |
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In a recently released study, the Weidt Group found that the average energy consumption of buildings analyzed fell within 4% of their respective model’s estimations.

“The Value of Prediction in Realizing DSM New Construction Portfolio Savings” is the result of a 12-month study of 160 projects. The projects included a wide range of applications with varying consumption patterns including: educational buildings, office buildings, retail stores, warehouses, healthcare buildings, and public service facilities.

The Weidt group concluded that Demand-Side Management energy modeling lends the most accurate guide to designing energy efficient public spaces. The study helps support the efficacy of energy modeling, which has come under criticism in recent months.

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