Despite the availability of many energy performance calculation methods, local governments, property developers and housing associations find it hard to define solutions for the built environment. A decision support tool is developed to help decision makers choosing suitable energy saving solutions for a district. A multi agent system (MAS) is considered for the development of the energy evaluation model. In a case study of a district with individual and district HVAC systems, the usability of the MAS is tested. The prototype built in Netlogo shows energy evaluation with agents is possible, but more work is needed to fully apply the advantages of a MAS.
|Title of host publication||10th International conference on design and decision support systems in architecture and urban planning|
|Editors||H.J.P. Timmermans, B. Vries, de|
|Place of Publication||Eindhoven|
|Publisher||Eindhoven University of Technology|
|Publication status||Published - 2010|