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Proceedings of Building Simulation 2021: 17th Conference of IBPSA


The influence of uncertainties in grid electricity primary energy conversion factors on multi-criteria trade-off solutions in façade design optimisation

Samuel Bruno de Vries, Roel C.G.M. Loonen, Jan L.M. Hensen
Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands, The

Abstract: This paper deals with the influence of assumptions regarding primary energy conversion factors in facade design optimisation studies, as a way of incorporating the effect of changes in the future electricity mix. A method for exploring the impact of these uncertainties using scenario analysis combined with weather data is presented. The method is applied in a case study that explores the selection of glazing and automated solar shading solutions for optimal trade-offs between the admission of daylight, visual comfort, energy performance and total life cycle costs.
Keywords: Façade, Optimisation, Uncertainty, Electricity emission factors, Solar shading control
Pages: 199 - 206