[TRNSYS-users] Type 56 validation references

David BRADLEY d.bradley at tess-inc.com
Mon Jun 1 14:27:47 PDT 2015

   There is a basic list of references for Type56 in the 
05-MultizoneBuilding documentation (section 5.4.7). In the US, building 
energy modeling tools are "validated" by running them through a series 
of tests that are described in ASHRAE Standard 140 (there is an 
analogous BESTEST standard as well). So long as the results of a 
software fall within acceptable ranges as defined in the Standard then 
the software is said to pass the Standard. The range of acceptable 
results is defined by the results that were obtained quite a few years 
ago by third parties (i.e. not developers) running some industry 
standard software tools. A previous version of TRNSYS is one of the 
industry standard software tools that was used in setting the acceptable 
range for Standard140.

   I would appreciate if others could add information about validation 
standards outside the US.
kind regards,

On 6/1/2015 4:24 AM, marcello.caciolo at cofelyaxima-gdfsuez.com wrote:
> Dear TRNSYS users,
> In order to convince a partner on the pertinence of using Type 56 to 
> model a building, I need to collect some references to validation 
> tests of the building model versus measurements, in test cells or real 
> buildings.
> Could you please give me some references of this type ?
> Thank you in advance.
> Best regards,
> *Marcello Caciolo*
> Responsable Outils et Méthodes d'Analyse Energétique
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