Energy models can be essential to our work in home performance, but they have also gotten a bad rap. Many energy models over-estimate savings, sometimes by a large margin; what's going wrong? Is it the software, the user, or something else entirely? In this session we will explore the sources of bias in residential energy models. More importantly we will focus on how to avoid bias, with numerous tips and tricks to help validate your results. We will also look at the benefits and pitfalls of validating models with utility bills, using simple analysis or software calibration.
Best Practices in Modeling & Truing up Data
Wednesday, February 14, 2018
1:30 PM to 3:00 PM
2018 HPC New York Regional Home Performance Conference & Exhibits
By attending this session, participants will:1. Understand the sources of bias in energy modeling
2. Identify best practices to avoid bias in energy modeling3. Employ utility bill analysis or comparisons and other techniques to validate resultsPresenters:Attachments: