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Since 1987 the JRC has been carrying out a research activity on the identification of building thermal parameters with a view to setting up a procedure for the Building Energy Certification. Measurement campaigns have been carried out in four multi-apartment buildings owned by IACP (Istituto Autonomo delle Case Popolari) in Varese. Several analysis techniques are investigated, compared and described in detail. The identification techniques chosen for deeper research effort are those which are capable of providing results in as short a time as possible. Therefore, only dynamic models with a time step of 1 hour have been selected. The application of the identification technique to large occupied buildings is very complicated because the sets of measured data are contaminated by various biases. This presentation is limited to the work carried out for assessing the effect of the internal temperature distribution and the problem of the optimal location of temperature sensors within large apartment buildings.

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Authors: OSCULATI F, JRC Ispra (IT);CONTI F, JRC Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: Parameter Identification Methods and Physical Reality, Ispra (IT), October 26-28, 1992
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 37373 ORA
Record Number: 199310498 / Last updated on: 1994-11-29
Original language: en
Available languages: en