Next generation building performance metrics to enable energy systems integration

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Title: Next generation building performance metrics to enable energy systems integration
Authors: Beagon, Paul
Warren, Joe
Finn, Donal
O'Donnell, James T.
Permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/10197/7877
Date: 25-May-2016
Abstract: Traditional building performance metrics consider a building as a standalone and static utility consumer. Voluntary green building certifications of districts generally aggregate the metrics of standalone and consuming buildings. There is a lack of performance metrics concerning the integration of critical services to a building and the utility networks supplying these critical services of electricity, natural gas and water. In order to achieve integration of energy systems, including storage based demand side management and rain water harvesting, a methodology is modelled for a typical office. The methodology requires building parameters to be combined and manipulated in order to create the proposed performance metrics. The building model is simulated for three periods of interest: a whole year, a winter design day, a summer design day. The proposed metrics enable operational management during peak and standard loads, as well as longer term analysis of the building performance. Operational management includes the role of storage and the responsiveness of a building during demand ramping or shedding. Over the longer term, the metrics indicate efficiency trends and guide design and investment decisions. It is found that electrical storage combined with demand side management reduces energy costs with no service disruptions. Rain water harvesting is also found to significantly reduce financial and energy costs, and given its current dearth of deployment, has high future potential.
Funding Details: Science Foundation Ireland
Type of material: Conference Publication
Keywords: Building performance metrics;Demand side management;Energy storage;Rainwater harvesting;Smart metering
Language: en
Status of Item: Not peer reviewed
Conference Details: 12th REHVA World Congress, Aalborg, Denmark, 22-25 May 2016
Appears in Collections:Mechanical & Materials Engineering Research Collection
Energy Institute Research Collection

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