Application of simulated annealing inversion to automated model calibration for residential building energy simulation
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Building energy simulation programs are often used in the residential sector to model home thermal performance and estimate energy savings for changes to building parameters (retrofit measures). Accurate model predictions are not guaranteed since uncertainty in model inputs leads to uncertainty in model output. Analysts may calibrate model inputs to reduce disagreement between simulation-predicted and measured energy uses, however no widely-accepted guidelines exist for systematic and cost-effective residential building model calibration. This study uses a building energy optimization program ...