The international efforts for improving energy efficiency in buildings and reducing their environmental impact also constitute a challenge for working against the risk of energy poverty. The work aims to test a methodology for optimizing the operational costs of the different flats of a multi-family building for social housing. The method combines the use of TRNSYS building energy simulation program with GenOpt Generic Optimization program in a so-called simulation-based optimization method. A typical floor of a real case study building was modeled and the energy costs for heating and cooling due to the variation of design variables related to the building envelope was studied. The optimization led to reduce the total operational costs of the flats by the range 17%-23%. The different share of heating, cooling, ventilation and DHW in the total operational costs was studied and resulted differences in energy rating and costs between flats were analyzed.
Influence of envelope design in the optimization of the operational energy costs of a multi-family building / Ferrara, Maria; Sirombo, Elisa; Monti, Alberto; Fabrizio, Enrico; Filippi, Marco. - In: ENERGY PROCEDIA. - ISSN 1876-6102. - 101(2016), pp. 216-223. [10.1016/j.egypro.2016.11.028]
|Titolo:||Influence of envelope design in the optimization of the operational energy costs of a multi-family building|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2016|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.egypro.2016.11.028|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|