The analysis of innovative designs that tightly integrate architectural and energy systems presents a challenge for existing building performance simulation (BPS) tools. No single BPS tool offers sufficient capabilities and the flexibility to resolve all the possible design variants of interest. The development of a co-simulation between the ESP-r and TRNSYS simulation tools has been accomplished to address this need by enabling an integrated simulation approach that rigorously treats both building physics and energy systems. The application and capabilities of this new modelling environment are demonstrated in this paper. Copyright

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Conference 13th Conference of the International Building Performance Simulation Association, BS 2013
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Beausoleil-Morrison, I, Macdonald, F. (Francesca), Kummert, M. (Michäel), Jost, R. (Romain), & Mcdowell, T. (Tim). (2013). Co-simulation between esp-R and trnsys: More highly resolved modelling of integrated building and energy systems. In Proceedings of BS 2013: 13th Conference of the International Building Performance Simulation Association (pp. 3458–3465).