Building Parameters and Their Estimation from Performance Monitoring

    Research output: NRELTechnical Report


    This paper defines parameters that characterize the statics and dynamics of a building. A static parameter is the familiar building loss coefficient that we can calculate using element-by-element addition or determine from building performance data by regression. The dynamic parameters are obtained from a natural generalization of the static parameters. These parameters thus share the samecharacteristics. In this paper we define eight parameters for a one-zone building and give the results from actual performance data, pointing out extensions and applications. This method is referred to as BEVA (Building Element Vector Analysis).
    Original languageAmerican English
    Number of pages9
    StatePublished - 1985

    NREL Publication Number

    • NREL/TP-253-2661


    • BEVA
    • building element vector analysis
    • building performance data
    • dynamics
    • statics


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