The work undertaken by the Welsh
School of Architecture for the AUDITAC project builds on a
major AC Energy Use in Offices Field Monitoring Study previously undertaken by the
Within the AUDITAC project, the Welsh
School of Architecture are responsible for Work Package 7 –
Generation and Structuring of Customer Advising
The Welsh School of Architecture
worked closely with the University of Porto and the University
of Liege to produce the information required to provide the
basis for these Methods, as well as to produce the data needed
for each of the methods .
WORK PACKAGE 7 and WORK PACKAGE
The main work undertaken by the Welsh
School of Architecture during the project is the production
and validation of information about the effect on AC system
energy consumption of the most common building and AC system
operation, design and refurbishment options. This forms
the core of Work Package 7.
The modelling and assessment of
previous monitoring work within real buildings in the UK forms
the Welsh School of Architecture’s support to Work Package
These two work elements assist the
project Databases in WP6 and WP7 to be populated as fully as
possible with information on actions and associated savings
that may be obtained in the EC region.
The work relied heavily on the
· Measured information from the previous
· The production of an accurate
interface to the modelling tools ESP-r, EnergyPlus and
· The production of a robust modelling
methodology to allow the inevitable modelling inaccuracies to
be allowed for in the estimation of the energy impacts of
The outputs from the WSA’s work, in
conjunction with information from the other Partners in the
project, are used to produce a coherent package of information
from the project as a whole.
The main output from the Welsh School
of Architecture for this project, other than the Case
Studies and Papers, is the Customer Advising Tool (CAT).
This online tool is intended to allow Inspectors, Auditors
and Building Owners/Operators to assess where the main
opportunities might lie for improving the energy efficiency
of the A/C systems in their buildings, through amendments
to the building operation and components.
The tool provides the interface to the
main results and findings from the detailed modelling and
monitoring undertaken by the Welsh School of Architecture and
INEGI in Porto.