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The objective of this project is to assess the accuracy of building energy analysis tools that have incorporated detailed models for predicting ground-coupled heat transfer related to floor slab and basement constructions. An executive summary is to be found in the main report.
Neymark, J., Judkoff, R., Beausoleil-Morrison, I., Crowley, M., Deru, M., Henninger, R., Nakhi, A., Ribberink, H., Thornton, J., Wijsman, A., Witte, M. (2008). IEA BESTEST In-Depth Diagnostic Cases for Ground Coupled Heat Transfer Related to Slab-On-Grade Construction. Golden, Colorado: National Renewable Energy Laboratory. In Conjunction with International Energy Agency Solar, Heating and Cooling Programme Task 34 / Energy Conservation in Buildings and Community Systems Annex 43. [Available at http://www.nrel.gov/docs/fy08osti/43388.pdf ]