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Development of a Supermarket Prototype Building Model...

by Piljae Im, Brian A Fricke, Joshua R New, Mark B Adams
Publication Type
Conference Paper
Journal Name
International Building Physics Conference (IBPC)
Publication Date
Page Numbers
1 to 6
Conference Name
International Building Physics Conference (IBPC 2018)
Conference Location
Syracuse, New York, United States of America
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The U.S. Department of Energy supports the development of commercial building energy codes and standards by participating in industry reviews, update processes, and providing technical analyses to support both published model codes and potential changes. In support of ANSI/ASHRAE/IES Standard 90.1 and the International Energy Conservation Code, 16 commercial prototype building models were developed that cover 80% of the commercial building floor area in the United States for new construction, including both commercial buildings and mid- to high-rise residential buildings, across all U.S. climate zones. However, the current set of commercial prototype building models does not include a supermarket building type, which is one of major building types defined in the Energy Information Administration’s Commercial Building Energy Consumption Survey. As part of an ongoing effort to expand the current Commercial Building Prototype Model suite, this paper presents the procedure used to develop the prototype supermarket building model based on multiple studies as well as a previously developed reference building model. The final set of prototype models includes 68 models for different vintages of ASHRAE Standard 90.1 (i.e., 2004, 2007, 2010, and 2013) and for 17 ASHRAE climate zones.