3.10 On-Site Power Generation

Building projects may incorporate other on-site electricity generation equipment, such as cogeneration plants or fuel cells that make electricity and produce heat. Projects may also include wind turbines. These systems may be modeled in various ways and the building descriptors described below should be considered an example of one set. In all cases, the baseline building will be modeled without on-site generation equipment. If there is no thermal link between the power generation equipment and building equipment (such as heat recovery from CHP), on-site power generation can be modeled in a separate process, otherwise, it needs to be linked to the building simulation.