Considerations regarding optimization of dynamic facades for improved energy performance and visual comfort

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Abstract

This contribution discusses requirements, challenges and solutions for simulation-based design optimization of climate adaptive building shells. We compare the different needs of this approach with design optimization of conventional, static facades, and do this with a focus on achieving energy savings while improving indoor environmental quality in terms of thermal comfort and dynamic daylight performance. The solution we propose couples ESP-r with Radiance through the Building Controls Virtual Test Bed, and employs a receding horizon model-based control approach with evolutionary optimization algorithms to ensure high-performance operational façade adaptation.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the COLEB 2014 Workshop - Computational Optimisation of Low-Energy Buildings
EditorsR Evins, V Dorer, J Carmeliet
Place of PublicationZürich, Switzerland
Pages7-8
Publication statusPublished - 2014
EventComputational Optimisation of Low-Energy Buildings (COLEB 2014), March 6-7, 2014, Zurich, Switzerland - ETH Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
Duration: 6 Mar 20147 Mar 2014
https://www.carmeliet.arch.ethz.ch/Events/COLEB2014

Conference

ConferenceComputational Optimisation of Low-Energy Buildings (COLEB 2014), March 6-7, 2014, Zurich, Switzerland
Country/TerritorySwitzerland
CityZurich
Period6/03/147/03/14
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