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Proceedings of ASHRAE/IBPSA-USA Building Simulation Conference

     

EARLY DESIGN ANALYSIS USING OPTIMIZATION TECHNIQUES IN DESIGN/PRACTICE

Sukreet Singh, Karen Kensek

Abstract: Optimization techniques and methods for selecting better solutions (as defined by the metric chosen) are becoming more common in simulation software. Several methods are available for energy consumption optimization: parametric analysis, genetic algorithms, and examination of alternatives via the Pareto front. Optimization algorithms and design alternative methods, as offered in commonly used energy software programs, offer techniques for guiding designers towards better" (less energy use) solutions. Processes for incorporating these existing tools into a designer's workflow need to be examined ...
Pages: 284 - 291
Paper:
simbuild2014_36