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Proceedings of uSim Conference 2018: 1st uSim Conference of IBPSA-Scotland

     

INNOVATIVE DESIGN TOOLS FOR REFURBISHING OF BUILDINGS AT BUILDING AND DISTRICT LEVEL

Dimitrios Ntimos, Nick Purshouse

Abstract: This paper describes the methodology and software platform developed as part of the NewTREND project. NewTREND is a H2020 funded research project, which seeks to improve the energy efficiency of the existing European building stock and its current renovation rate, by developing a methodology supported by a BIM based online modelling and simulation platform to aid the energy retrofit of buildings and neighbourhoods. This platform consists of a collection of web tools developed to support collaborative design, facilitate energy modelling, and allow the evaluation of suitable retrofit options at both building and neighbourhood level. In the early stages of the retrofit design process, the Data Manager assists the acquisition of key data required for the creation of Information Models of the existing buildings and neighbourhood. Then, the Simulation and Design Hub is the cloud-based engine allowing the design team to evaluate the current state and future retrofit scenarios for their district, taking into account energy but also economic, environmental and user comfort criteria, tailored to the specific priorities of the different stakeholders involved. The results are post processed and displayed to the user in a meaningful way using normalised Key Performance Indicators and interactive diagrams in the Collaborative Design Platform. Finally, the NewTREND platform is validated in three real refurbishment projects in Hungary, Finland and Spain carefully selected to allow the evaluation of results in three diverse climatic regions
Pages: 62 - 70
Paper:
usim2018_008