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Mind the Gap: Predicted vs. Actual Performance of Green Buildings

Brett Pollard

This paper reviews the major North American and Australian sustainability rating tools to determine how they measure building energy performance. It then reviews the major building energy simulation software packages. The paper then details some of the literature surrounding predicted vs. actual energy performance in green buildings, and concludes with an argument for a more performance-orientated ratings regime.

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Related EDG note: 'Optimising environmental performance using building performance simulation', EDG 91 NP, Oct 2017 


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