SEAS is an energy auditing software that can simulate residential, office, school, and hospital buildings, providing energy requirements for heating, domestic hot water production, ventilation, lighting, and other electrical uses. In order to validate this quasi-steady-state tool, we simulated in SEAS several reference cases (based on EN 15265 benchmark room) and a residential dwelling. We also used the dynamic simulation software TRNSYS and compared the results of the two software in terms of seasonal energy requirements for space heating and energy fluxes through the elements of the building envelope. Most of SEAS results are in good agreement with EN 15265 and with TRNSYS. Nonetheless, we pointed out that SEAS lacks in accuracy when it simulates high thermal inertia buildings with intermittent heating: for these particular cases, new correlations for dynamic parameters and reduction factors should be developed.

Validation of SEAS, a Quasi-Steady-State Tool for Building Energy Audits

SCHITO, EVA;TESTI, DANIELE;CONTI, PAOLO;GRASSI, WALTER
2015-01-01

Abstract

SEAS is an energy auditing software that can simulate residential, office, school, and hospital buildings, providing energy requirements for heating, domestic hot water production, ventilation, lighting, and other electrical uses. In order to validate this quasi-steady-state tool, we simulated in SEAS several reference cases (based on EN 15265 benchmark room) and a residential dwelling. We also used the dynamic simulation software TRNSYS and compared the results of the two software in terms of seasonal energy requirements for space heating and energy fluxes through the elements of the building envelope. Most of SEAS results are in good agreement with EN 15265 and with TRNSYS. Nonetheless, we pointed out that SEAS lacks in accuracy when it simulates high thermal inertia buildings with intermittent heating: for these particular cases, new correlations for dynamic parameters and reduction factors should be developed.
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