DIN V 18599

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Excel-based calculation tool for the German DIN V 18599. DIN V 18599 is a holistic performance assessment tool for all energy types required by the EPBD (heating, ventilation, cooling, lighting, DHW). Developed for the German field test study for non-residential buildings of the Federal Ministry for Buildings. (German language) Screen Shots

Keywords

DIN V 18599, EPBD, energy performance of buildings directive

Validation/Testing

Validated since start of 2005 by a field test study and by a group of experts.

Expertise Required

Knowledge about DIN V 18599 (training offered at Fraunhofer IBP, see website). Insights in building, heating, DHW, cooling, lighting, ventilation technologies.

Users

More than 10,000 downloads from the website, mostly from Germany

Audience

Consultants, experts, students

Input

Building and system data based on planning information and/or building inspection.

Output

Net energy demand, final energy demand, primary energy demand for heating, cooling, ventilation, DHW and lighting; all relevant data for the energy performance certificate.

Computer Platform

Microsoft Office (Windows), requires Excel.

Programming Language

Visual Basic for Applications

Strengths

Validated tool for the DIN V 18599, first available tool, download for free, including reference building, quick input, full documentation of calculation method (incl. equations, etc.).

Weaknesses

Excel interface, limitations at the HVAC model (missing for example: heat pumps), no user hotline.

Contact

Company:

Fraunhofer-Institut für Bauphysik

Address:

Germany

E-mail:

exceltool-DIN18599@ibp.fhg.de

Website:

http://www.ibp.fraunhofer.de/wt/normen.html

Availability

Download for free at www.ibp.fraunhofer.de/wt/normen.html