Energy Modeling

Energy modeling is the use of calculations, typically performed via computer, to predict the energy use of the system in question as various parameters are changed. The fundamental reason to model energy use is because it allows the evaluation of "what if "scenarios that would otherwise simply be experimentally evaluated. Another basic premise to employ energy modeling is to establish a baseline, the "starting point" of energy efficiency efforts. These models can be used to compare the "actual" use over the first year following commissioning and operation.