Verification and Validation of EnergyPlus Conduction Finite Difference and Phase Change Material Models for Opaque Wall Assemblies

Research output: NRELTechnical Report

Abstract

Phase change materials (PCMs) represent a potential technology to reduce peak loads and HVAC energy consumption in buildings. There are few building energy simulation programs that have the capability to simulate PCM but their accuracy has not been completely tested. This report summarizes NREL efforts to develop diagnostic tests cases to obtain accurate energy simulations when PCMs are modeledin residential buildings.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages55
DOIs
StatePublished - 2012

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/TP-5500-55792

Keywords

  • energy consumption
  • phase change materials (PCMS)
  • residential buildings

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