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Important documents relating to DesignBuilder - validation reports, test results etc...

pdf DesignBuilder DSM v5.4.0 Manual

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The DesignBuilder DSM Manual describes the combination of the DesignBuilder graphical interface and the Dynamic Simulation Model (DSM) that can be used for producing Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) and BRUKL reports for showing compliance with Part L2 of the Building Regulations.

pdf DesignBuilder SBEM v5.4.0 Manual

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DesignBuilder SBEM Manual describes the combination of the DesignBuilder graphical interface and the Simplified Building Energy Model (SBEM) that can be used for producing Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) and BRUKL reports for showing compliance with Part L2 of the Building Regulations.

archive ASHRAE 140 2014 Test Results for DesignBuilder v5.0

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ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 140-2014 validation test results for DesignBuilder v5.0 with EnergyPlus v8.5. Sections covered:

  • Building Thermal Envelope and Fabric Load Tests
  • Space-Heating Equipment Performance Tests HE100 to HE230
  • Space-Cooling Equipment Performance Analytical Verification Tests CE100 to CE200
  • Space-Cooling Equipment Performance Comparative Tests CE300 to CE545

pdf DesignBuilder Printable Documentation v5 (Letter pages)

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Please bear in mind that there are over 1300 pages before you decide to print this!

pdf DesignBuilder Printable Documentation v5 (A4 pages)

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Please bear in mind that there are over 1200 pages before you decide to print this!

pdf DesignBuilder CFD validation against Pheonics

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Inter-model validation report comparing DesignBuilder CFD with the general purpose Pheonics CFD software. Report prepared by Northumbria University.

pdf 3TC Research Report

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A report detailing some further development of the 3TC (3 Time Constant) simulation method used in DBSIm

pdf 3TC Research Paper

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The algorithms behind the 3TC (3 Time Constant) lumped parameter simulation method used in DBSIm are described in detail.

pdf DesignBuilder v3 ISO 13790 and EN 15265 Validation Report

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Report on EN ISO 13790 Standard (2008) Tests for the calculation of energy use for space heating and cooling

pdf DesignBuilder SBEM Manual v4.1

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DesignBuilder SBEM Manual describes the combination of the DesignBuilder graphical interface and the Simplified Building Energy Model (SBEM) that can be used for producing Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) and BRUKL reports for showing compliance with Part L2 of the Building Regulations.