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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.


Do you want to know more about retrofitted energy efficient buildings? Please read our newest publication entitled "Simulation-time Reduction Techniques for a Retrofit Planning Tool".

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Design of retrofitted energy efficient buildings which is a promising option towards achieving a cost-effective improvement of the overall building sector’s energy performance. With the aim of discovering the best design for a retrofitting project in an automatic manner, a decision making (or optimization) process is usually adopted, utilizing accurate building Simulation models towards evaluating the candidate retrofitting scenarios. A major factor which affects the Overall computational time of such a process is the simulation execution time. Since high complexity and prohibitive simulation execution time are predominantly due to the full-scale, detailed simulation, in this work, the following simulation-time reduction methodologies are evaluated with respect to accuracy and computational effort in a test building: Hierarchical clustering; Koopman modes; and Meta-models. The simplified model that would be the outcome of these approaches, can be utilized by any optimization approach to discover the best retrofitting option.


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Thursday, March 22, 2018


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