Section: New Results

Methods for building performance assessment

Building performance assessment

Participants : Jordan Brouns, Jean Dumoulin, Alexandre Nassiopoulos, Nicolas Le Touz.

Accurate building performance assessment is necessary for the design of efficient energy retrofit operations and to foster the development of energy performance contracts. An important barrier however is that simulation tools fail to accurately predict the actual energy consumption. Two methodology are adressed, first combining thermal sensor output and inverse algorithms to determine the key parameters of a multizone thermal model [15] then assessing wall thermal resistance estimation using infrared thermography and microwave coupling [38][34][43]