Object-Oriented Database for Managing Building Modeling Components and Metadata: Preprint

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Building simulation enables users to explore and evaluate multiple building designs. When tools for optimization, parametrics, and uncertainty analysis are combined with analysis engines, the sheer number of discrete simulation datasets makes it difficult to keep track of the inputs. The integrity of the input data is critical to designers, engineers, and researchers for code compliance,validation, and building commissioning long after the simulations are finished. This paper discusses an application that stores inputs needed for building energy modeling in a searchable, indexable, flexible, and scalable database to help address the problem of managing simulation input data.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages9
StatePublished - 2011
EventBuilding Simulation 2011 - Sydney, Australia
Duration: 14 Nov 201116 Nov 2011


ConferenceBuilding Simulation 2011
CitySydney, Australia

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/CP-5500-51835


  • building energy modeling
  • building simulations
  • database
  • manage simulation input data
  • relational database management systems
  • simulation datasets


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