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The Empirical Validation of House Energy Rating (HER) Software for Lightweight Housing in Cool Temperate Climates

Authors: Dewsbury, Mark Andrew

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  • Nominated as outstanding PhD thesis by the University of Tasmania, Australia
  • Presents the first empirical validation of the ‘AccuRate’ software, with a particular attention to cool temperate climates
  • Includes an in-depth discussion on the history of building modeling and simulation
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This book reports on the first empirical validation of “AccuRate,” Australia’s national benchmark software tool for house energy ratings. The validation was conducted by the University of Tasmania in collaboration with Forest and Wood Products Australia, the Australian Government, the CSIRO and industry partners. The study presented here describes the results of graphical and statistical analysis of variations observed between the measured and simulated data from three different test buildings in Launceston, Tasmania. It shows that, while the AccuRate software is well suited to modeling energy flows, there are discrepancies between the simulated and measured temperatures of the test buildings. Moreover, it highlights possible connections between the discrepancies in all zones and the outside air temperature, wind speed, global and diffuse solar radiation, and possibly the ground model. Beyond its contribution to further investigations into the ongoing improvement and calibration of the Australian NatHERS-supported AccuRate software, this book also meticulously describes the methodology used in conducting the research, which is expected to pave the way for further studies of this type.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)

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  • ISBN 978-3-319-38344-6
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Empirical Validation of House Energy Rating (HER) Software for Lightweight Housing in Cool Temperate Climates
Authors
Series Title
Springer Theses
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-14337-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-14337-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-14336-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-38344-6
Series ISSN
2190-5053
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 344
Number of Illustrations
236 b/w illustrations, 60 illustrations in colour
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