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iBRoad tool: simple energy calculation

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The iBRoad project has made available an open-source programme for the techno-economic assessment of renovation measures and alternative renovation pathways of a building. The programme, written in the programming language Python, provides a simplified standardised energy demand model to assess useful, final and primary energy demand of residential houses.

 

The objective and scope of this work under the project iBRoad, is to provide an open source programme code for the techno-economic assessment of renovation measures and alternative renovation pathways of a building. This outcome includes the open source programme code, written in the programming language Python, of a simplified standardised energy demand model to assess useful, final and primary energy demand of residential houses. The model consists of a monthly-based energy balance calculation based on calculation procedures suggested by the German DIN-Standards 18599.

 

The report (attached) gives a short explanation about how this code is structured, presenting the main calculation procedures written in the code files, and therefore the necessary input parameters, allowing the code user to run the calculation his/herself and obtain the results (outputs) of the calculation.