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Proceedings of BSA Conference 2015: Second Conference of IBPSA-Italy


Improving energy efficiency through the optimization of buildings’ operational regime: simulation based case studies

Farhang Tahmasebi, Mahnameh Taheri, Matthias Schuss, Ardeshir Mahdavi

Abstract: The ongoing EU-funded project RESSEEPE explores, in addition to the hardware-centric solutions, the potential for the enhancement of energy efficiency in public edification through the optimization of buildings' operational regime. For the purpose of this contribution, we report on the simulation-based studies on three public buildings across Europe within the framework of the RESSEEPE project: A secondary School in Skellefteå, Sweden, a hospital in Terrassa, Spain, and a university building in Coventry, UK. The case studies provide a basis for the formulation of a general modelling and analysis process for the implementation of advanced control scenarios, as well as an evaluation of the extent to which these measures can contribute to enhancing the building performance in different European climates.
Pages: 33 - 40