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Degree Days redux

by mel starrs on November 2, 2007

in Building Physics

Hidden away in the archives is this post on degree days.  Martin Bromley from BizEE Software Ltd recently added a comment to the post highlighting an article he has written called “Degree Days – Handle with care“.  I thought it warranted a mention, rather than being stuck in the comments.  One point he makes in the article is the usefulness of degree days in comparing year-on-year data when monitoring buildings energy performance.  I’m predicting monitoring will be increasing in popularity in the next few years (you can’t improve what you don’t measure, blah, blah, blah…) so probably worth brushing up on the theory if your knowledge of degree days is kind of rusty.  The article points out that degree days have their drawbacks and users should be aware of what these are – and not just hold blind faith in what they have calculated.  Very wise advice and should be applied to any calculation.

  • http://www.bizeesoftware.com Martin Bromley

    Many thanks for the mention Mel!

  • http://www.bizeesoftware.com Martin Bromley

    Many thanks for the mention Mel!