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Proceedings of Building Simulation 2011: 12th Conference of IBPSA


The Optimal Thermal Design Of Residential Buildings Using Energy Simulation And Fuzzy Sets Theory

Arkadiusz Weglarz, Piotr Narowski

Abstract: The introduction of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) in Poland established minimal building energy performance requirements for new and retrofitted buildings without changing the U-value requirement for the building envelope in the building code. This change in the Polish law has sometimes caused investors to draw the wrong conclusions about thermal standards for single-family residences. With this in mind, this paper seeks to optimise the thermal performance of buildings using both fuzzy sets and Zadeh probability with simple hourly 6R1C building energy simulation. An optimal design is important especially for victims of a recent flood who are constructing new housing and face multiple objective constraints.
Pages: 585 - 592