Achieving Comfort: Energy Model Validation of a Historic Building Renovation

April 23, 2015
Publication: The Society for College University Planning (SCUP) 2015 North Atlantic Regional Conference
Author(s): Jason Der Ananian Ben Jorgensen

Deferred maintenance, occupant comfort, and the pursuit of carbon footprint reduction are some motivating factors for building owners to renovate existing and historic buildings.  Renovations may include replacing fenestration, adding insulation/air seals, and upgrading lighting/mechanical systems.  We will present an interactive case study of the St. Paul School Schoolhouse project, which utilized energy simulation tools to predict future building performance for a 1936 masonry campus building renovation.  We will compare the predicted versus measured results to understand simulation accuracy.