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Proceedings of Building Simulation 2017: 15th Conference of IBPSA


JEA, An Interactive Optimisation Engine for Building Energy Performance Simulation

Yi Zhang
1 , Lubo Jankovic 2 1 Energy Simulation Solutions Ltd, Leicester, United Kingdom 2 Birmingham School of Architecture and Design, Birmingham City University, Birmingham, United Kingdom

Abstract: This paper presents the motivation, concept and implementation of a new interactive optimisation engine designed to be generic and be able to work with different building simulation tools. The key technological advances are the full interactivity and collaboration features built around a multi-objective optimisation algorithm that is fine-tuned for building design applications. The interactive features, including the ability to change optimisation criteria, search space and evaluation models on-the-fly, are unheard-of in other optimisation tools. An example design task is used to demonstrate the capability and advantages of these unique features.
Pages: 2232 - 2241