Cost optimization is one of the key elements of the EU regulatory framework concerning the energy performance of buildings. From this economic point of view, the optimum occurs when the global cost over the lifecycle of a building is minimized, and the cost-optimal energy performance level is that related to the minimum global cost. To determine this cost-optimal level by evaluating a great number of design alternatives, it is necessary to exploit automated optimization search procedures. The work presented here concerns the application of cost-optimal methodology, as defined by European regulation, to a low-consumption single-family house in France. The calculation is performed through an iterative input-output process in a computing environment that combines TRNSYS®, transient system simulation tool, with GenOpt®, generic optimization program. The methodology that was adopted allowed around ten thousand building configurations to be simulated in a reasonable computational time. The paper focuses on how the energy system affects the technical and economic optimal design solutions of the building in two different French climate conditions.
|Titolo:||Energy systems in cost-optimized design of nearly zero-energy buildings|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2016|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1016/j.autcon.2016.06.007|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|