Urban sustainability

Innovative simulation tools

Real-life models

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.


This report focuses on the provision of enhanced Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Models that are able to evaluate indoor hygienic and health/well-being conditions through identifying contamination of the air with various compounds, such as carbon dioxide (CO2), carbon monoxide (CO), and volatile organic compounds (VOCs). This was accomplished through the development of an improved IAQ model to be integrated in the Energy Management System (EMS) program.

This document starts with a brief introduction and definition of the IAQ, a literature review and importance of the IAQ for human health, followed by the characterization of the main pollutant sources which are key factors to improve in the IAQ model developed. Then, the modelling methodology adopted is introduced and the IAQ model inputs are detailed and finally the numerical solution, which is adapted for direct integration in E+ language, is presented. The main outcome of this document is a proposal of an improved mathematical model for the indoor air pollutant concentration prediction adapted for the calculation engine of the Building Energy Performance Simulation (BEPS) - E+.

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Thursday, May 23, 2019


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