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Systematic approach to define a prototype building model: Convenience Store

Publication Type
Conference Paper
Book Title
Proceedings of Building Simulation 2023: 18th Conference of IBPSA
Publication Date
Page Numbers
3153 to 3160
Publisher Location
District of Columbia, United States of America
Conference Name
Building Simulation 2023
Conference Location
Shanghai, China
Conference Sponsor
International Building Performance Simulation Association-Asia
Conference Date

The US Department of Energy supports the development of commercial building energy codes and standards. To support commercial building energy research activities, continuous efforts have been made to convert 30 prototype building models, which cover 80% of commercial building floor space in the United States, into OpenStudio Standards prototype buildings. In this paper, we provide a systematic approach to define the building and system characteristics of a convenience store, which has the largest energy use intensity among the commercial building types not covered by current prototype models. This study will be used as a basis for developing the prototype convenience store building model.