I read the non-linear models with brms and it seems that you can write out formulas for calculating the response variable. I am trying to do this with calculating energy consumption. A simple equation would be:

use = baseload + (((floorarea*(To-Ti))/Rvalue)/SEER/4000)

use: Energy Consumption

To: Outdoor Temperature

Ti: Indoor Temperature

I only have outdoor temperature and energy consumption in the dataset.

I was hoping to incorporate a distribution of reasonable values for the other variables with the goal of estimating the impact of outdoor temperature on energy use.

However, I am at a loss on how to write the model to achieve this or if it is possible…

- Operating System: Windows 10
- brms Version: 2.5