Proceedings of the 2021 European Conference on Computing in Construction


An Application of the PROV-O Vocabulary to Building Energy Performance Simulation

Cathal Hoare 1, Sergio Pinheiro 2, James O'Donnell 3
1 University College Cork, Ireland, University College Dublin, Ireland
2 BAM Ireland
3 School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering and UCD Energy Institute, University College Dublin, Ireland

DOI: 10.35490/EC3.2021.205
Abstract: Like many technological advances, Building Energy Performance Simulation (BEPS) tools face barriers to their adaptation. Stakeholders must be able to trust results - building owners want to know how the results will benefit them, while companies require a return in investment through the use of such tools. Furthermore, engineers using such systems should be able to examine their use over time to tune their accuracy. Provenance systems seek to capture information that can be used to fulfil these goals. An application of the W3C PROV-O vocabulary and an interface to facilitate recording of typical BEPS processes is described.
Keywords: buildings, energy, smart homes, data analysis, user behavior
Pages: 390 - 397

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