This study was developed in the context of new challenges imposed by the recast of the Energy Perfor-mance of Buildings Directive 2010/31/EU (EPBD) and its supplementing regulation. The aim is to find the cost-optimal level for the French single-family building typology, while providing an effective method to deal with a huge number of simulations corresponding to a large number of building configurations. The method combines the use of TRNSYS, dynamic energy simulation software, with GenOpt, Generic Optimization program. The building that was taken as a reference is a real low-consumption house located in Amberieu-en-Bugey, Rhône-Alpes, France. The model was created and calibrated in TRNSYS and the energy efficiency measures, concerning different technologies for envelope systems and technical systems, were set up as parameters in GenOpt. After a research on the French market, a cost function was created for each parameter and the global cost function (EN15459 Standard) was taken as objective function for the optimization. The particle swarm optimization algorithm was used to minimize the objective function and find the cost-optimal building configuration within the current regulatory framework.
A simulation-based optimization method for cost-optimal analysis of nearly Zero Energy Buildings / Ferrara M.; Fabrizio E.; Virgone J.; Filippi M.. - In: ENERGY AND BUILDINGS. - ISSN 0378-7788. - 84(2014), pp. 442-457. [10.1016/j.enbuild.2014.08.031]
|Titolo:||A simulation-based optimization method for cost-optimal analysis of nearly Zero Energy Buildings|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2014|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.enbuild.2014.08.031|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|
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