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Type Conference Paper - 13th Conference of International Building Performance Simulation Association
Title Benchmark models for air conditioned residential buildings in hot humid climate
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2013
URL http://orbi.ulg.ac.be/bitstream/2268/164047/1/p979v3.pdf
This study reports the results of a recent field survey for residential apartment buildings in Egypt. The aim of the survey is to create representative building energy models. Two building performance simulation models are created reflecting the average energy consumption characteristics of airconditioned residential apartments in Alexandria, Cairo and Asyut. Aiming for future evaluation of the cost and energy affects of the new Egyptian energy standard this study established two detailed models describing the energy use profiles for airconditioners, lighting, DHW and appliances in respect to buildings layout and construction. Using EnergyPlus simulation tool the collected surveyed data was used as input for two building simulation models. The simulation models were verified against the apartment characteristic found in the survey. This paper presents details of the building models including the energy use patterns and profiles created for this study.

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