A methodology, based on the concept of reference building models, was developed and applied in order to provide reliable demand profiles for a block of buildings. A block of buildings in Turin was taken as a case study. An engineering bottom-up approach was developed. A reference building was chosen and calibrated with metered data. Various simulation scenarios were developed and a parametric analysis was carried out. Seasonal heating profiles were generated for the reference building. The parametric analysis indicated the small dispersion of the heating profiles for the various scenarios. A database containing the building's heating profiles was created.
Kazas, G., Fabrizio, E., & Perino, M. (2015). Energy demand profiles assessment at district scale: A stochastic approach for a block of buildings demand profiles generation. In Energy Procedia (Vol. 78, pp. 3410–3415). Elsevier Ltd. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.egypro.2015.11.610