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Modelling Optimization of Energy Efficiency in Buildings for Urban Sustainability

MOEEBIUS introduces a Holistic Energy Performance Optimization Framework that enhances current modelling approaches and delivers innovative simulation tools which deeply grasp and describe real-life building operation complexities in accurate simulation predictions that significantly reduce the “performance gap” and enhance multi-fold, continuous optimization of building energy performance as a means to further mitigate and reduce the identified “performance gap” in real-time or through retrofitting.

 

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The main objective of the „MOEEBIUS Comfort Profiling Models” report is to deliver dynamic visual and thermal comfort models towards facilitating the definition of accurate comfort profiles of occupants within buildings. The document not only provides detailed description of implemented methodology and developed models, but also shows how to adopt minor refinements during the development of the MOEEBIUS occupancy and behavioural profiling engine.

Thermal comfort models consider occupants as entities dynamically interacting within their environment through appropriately controlling their HVAC operations (operational mode and temperature settings), mainly driven by the combination with indoor temperature and humidity. On the other hand, visual comfort models are created towards establishing dynamic user profiles that reflect and more specifically quantify the visual discomfort of occupants based on the analysis of evidence captured exclusively from the observation of users' control actions under specific luminance conditions. The models further incorporate and correlate occupancy detection and analysis parameters, so as to allow for accurate modelling of comfort in relation to occupants’ presence and subsequent enhanced forecasting of occupancy schedules. Furthermore, in lack of low level/sensor level information from building environment, price based behavioural profiles are examined as an additional concept of MOEEBIUS framework. Therefore, the main goal of this document is to define occupancy and comfort (& price) profiling models that will further facilitate fine grained user oriented building management framework introduced in the project.

To sum up, the report provides:

  • a state of the art analysis of the existing modelling techniques towards the extraction of occupancy and behavioural profiles,
  • the details about modelling of occupancy profiles,
  • the definition of comfort profiles, highlighting the models about thermal and visual comfort but further incorporating price aspects as part of the holistic modelling framework,
  • a summary of the work along with the main conclusions related to occupants’ behaviour profiles.

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EU  This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 680517.