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A dynamic model for the thermal energy management of buildings


  • Ambrosone, G.
  • Catalanotti, S.
  • Matarazzo, M.
  • Vicari, L.


The presented mathematical model needs, as input data, only the geometrical-physical properties of the building in a very aggregated form and the daily values of the climatic variables. The model is designed to obtain an accuracy of 95%. For this reason, the building is considered as an accumulation of many blocks. To obtain a short computational time, each block is simulated in the simplest way compatible with the target precision. The model is able to solve many problems in energy management.

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  • Ambrosone, G. & Catalanotti, S. & Matarazzo, M. & Vicari, L., 1983. "A dynamic model for the thermal energy management of buildings," Applied Energy, Elsevier, vol. 15(4), pages 285-297.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:appene:v:15:y:1983:i:4:p:285-297

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    1. Jebaraj, S. & Iniyan, S., 2006. "A review of energy models," Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Elsevier, vol. 10(4), pages 281-311, August.
    2. Pisello, Anna Laura & Goretti, Michele & Cotana, Franco, 2012. "A method for assessing buildings’ energy efficiency by dynamic simulation and experimental activity," Applied Energy, Elsevier, vol. 97(C), pages 419-429.

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