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Proceedings of BSO Conference 2018: Fourth Conference of IBPSA-England


Integrated Building Life cycle Carbon and Cost Analysis Embedding Multiple Optimisation Levels

Stathis Eleftheriadis, Yair Schwartz, Rokia Raslan, Philippe Duffour, Dejan Mumovic

Abstract: Because the optimisation of various building components and structural systems is often performed in isolation, this study developed an integrated approach for the optimisation of building life cycle carbon emissions and costs embedding multiple analysis levels. The functionalities of the proposed approach were tested in a realistic building scenario. Results demonstrated significant variations in the lifecycle carbon performance (more than 50%) and minor variations in the cost performance (10%) between the optimised building solutions. It was suggested that project teams could effectively use the proposed approach to understand the relationships between high-performing building configurations during the early design stages.
Pages: 200 - 206