Two years into the Horizon 2020 project ePANACEA, the project partners shared videos of the ePANACEA Assessment Method 1 implemented on the SEPAP (Smart Energy Performance Assessment Platform) on the project’s YouTube channel. These videos are sequential and organised in a playlist. The themes of the videos are the following:
- ePANACEA SEPAP – Step 1 – General Project Data: Step 1 of the SEPAP is used to import the project data. Among them, location of the building, and geometrical parameters are the most important.
- ePANACEA SEPAP – Steps 2 and 3 – Schedules and Facility: The SEPAP provides template schedules for heating systems, cooking, lighting etc. to simulate the occupants’ behaviour and to estimate energy use. However, if the template schedules are not applicable in a project, the user can define a tailored schedule through step 2 in the SEPAP.
- ePANACEA SEPAP – Step 4 – Lighting Systems: The building’s lighting system is modelled in step 4. Moreover, other electronic appliances such as washing machine, dryer, dishwasher, etc. can be modelled in this step. Alternatively, all the electric appliances can be modelled together in one component if required data of individual components are not available.
- ePANACEA SEPAP – Step 5 – Other Equipment: Cooking, domestic hot water (DHW), circulating pump, etc. can be added in step 5.
- ePANACEA SEPAP – Step 6 – Energy Bills: Using step 6, energy bills are imported to the SEPAP tool to calibrate estimated energy use. The energy bills are imported separately for gas, electricity, etc. The starting and end date of each bill and the consumption during that specific period are essential required data.
- ePANACEA SEPAP – Step 8 – Method 1: ePANACEA Method 1 is available in step 8 of the SEPAP. This video explains the procedures to use the method, associated with the required input and possible outcome of this method. Note that Step 7 of the SEPAP is not used in Method 1.