Modeling and Performance Simulation of a Retail Store as a Smart Grid Ready Building

Muhyiddine Jradi, Henrik Engelbrecht Foldager, Rasmus Camillius Jeppesen, Jakob Hviid, Mikkel Ask Rasmussen, Mikkel Baun Kjærgaard

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The increasing distributed generation of renewable energy and alternative energy generation technologies is making it important to consider when and how buildings consume energy from a cost and sustainability perspective. If buildings can be flexible in their consumption patterns they can use the greenest and
most efficient produced energy and help solve gridside imbalances with cost benefits. Building modeling and simulation can provide an effective method
for evaluating flexibility opportunities in buildings. However, most building loads depend on the occupant presence and dynamic interactions between different building components. Therefore, occupant presence and different interactions have to be taken into account when developing the energy performance model and when evaluating the simulation results for flexibility. In particular, this is key in the retail sector which this paper considers as the case. In this paper we present a detailed simulation model of a supermarket, evaluate different flexibility scenarios and discuss the flexibility results in light of an ethnographic study of the work processes and the store operation.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of Building Simulation 2019 : 16th IBPSA International conference and exhibition
EditorsVicenzo Corrado, E. Fabrizio, Andrea Gasparella, F. Patuzzi
PublisherInternational Building Performance Simulation Association
Publication date2020
ISBN (Print)9781775052012
Publication statusPublished - 2020
Event16th IBPSA International Conference and Exhibition Building Simulation - Rome, Italy
Duration: 2. Sep 20194. Sep 2019


Conference16th IBPSA International Conference and Exhibition Building Simulation
Internet address
SeriesProceedings of the International Building Performance Simulation Association


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