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Proceedings of BSO Conference 2012: 1st Conference of IBPSA-England


Robust Multi-Criteria Design Optimisation in Building Design

Christina J Hopfe, Michael T.M. Emmerich, Robert Marijt, Jan Hensen

Abstract: This paper’s contribution is to increase the ability to predict the impact of design variables using statistical sensitivity analysis on top of building performance simulation (BPS), and based on this find Pareto optimal solutions. To perform the optimisation an evolutionary multi-objective optimisation algorithm (SMS EMOA) was equipped with robustness estimation/uncertainty handling. To allow the optimisation under uncertatiny, Kriging metamodels are used. The design optimisation of an office building located in the Netherlands serves to validate the method. The building is an ideal case study as it combines spacial flexibility (in terms of the office layout) and function.
Pages: 19 - 26