‌ArDEM is a bespoke housing stock model developed by the Energy Policy and Modelling group. The model is based on a set of 175 detailed archetype dwellings. The energy demand and CO2 emissions of each of these archetype dwellings is calculated using the DEAP software package. The DEAP (Dwelling Energy Assessment Procedure) model was developed by the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) to produce Energy Performance Certificates, also known in Ireland as Building Energy Ratings (BER), in accordance with the EU Energy Services Directive. DEAP is a building physics model based on IS EN 13790 and draws heavily on the calculation procedures and tabulated data of the UK Standard Assessment Procedure . The procedure takes account of space heating, water heating, ventilation and lighting calculated on the basis of standard occupancy, heating patterns, internal and external temperatures etc, as well as reduction in imported energy due to sustainable energy generation technologies. It requires as inputs a detailed description of the physical characteristics of the dwelling. For this the model takes advantage of the National BER Research Tool which has been launched by SEAI and which consists of a newly available, rich dataset on the construction characteristics of the 2011 housing stock in Ireland . From this database we extracted the data for dwellings with oil fired boilers. 

For more information in this model please contact Dr Denis Dineen.

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