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Title: An Aiding Tool for Building Design Generation, Thermal Assessment and Optimization -- EnergyPlus Interaction Overview
Authors: Marco S. Fernandes 
E. Rodrigues 
Gaspar, Adélio R. 
Álvaro Gomes 
Keywords: Computer Science - Human-Computer Interaction; Computer Science - Human-Computer Interaction; 68N01
Issue Date: 14-Jun-2018
Project: Ren4EEnIEQ (PTDC/EMS-ENE/3238/2014, POCI-01-0145-FEDER-016760, LISBOA-01-0145-FEDER-016760) 
Serial title, monograph or event: CYTEF 2018 VII Congreso Ibérico, Ciencias y técnicas del frío. 19-21 June 2018, Valencia, Spain
Abstract: A building design aiding tool for space allocation and thermal performance optimization is being developed to help practitioners during the building space planning phase, predicting how it will behave regarding energy consumption and thermal comfort. The tool evaluates, ranks, and optimizes generated floor plans according to thermal performance criteria, using the dynamic simulation program EnergyPlus. The tool is currently able to use a wide variety of EnergyPlus objects, allowing for various template and detailed HVAC, DHW, and thermal and electrical energy production systems and components, as well as numerous internal gains types, construction elements and energy saving controls, to be accounted for and simulated in the generated buildings. This paper presents the tool overall concept as well as the main features regarding dynamic simulation. Some performance results are presented for distinct systems to illustrate the use and potential of the tool.
Rights: openAccess
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