Full‐factorial design space exploration approach for multi‐criteria decision making of the design of industrial halls

B. (Bruno) Lee, N. (Navid) Pourmousavian, J.L.M. Hensen

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Abstract

Industrial halls pose high energy saving potential that is not yet explored under current design practice. Common design approaches such as parametric study or optimization are largely constrained by the assumptions and do not promote flexibility in the decision making process. Based on the unique characteristics of industrial halls, this paper develops a full factorial design space exploration approach to support multi‐criteria design decision making. Energy performance, environmental impact, and cost effectiveness are studied over the whole life cycle. The approach is demonstrated with a case study of a warehouse in Amsterdam. Design parameters of interest are the insulation values, construction types, skylight coverage and transpired solar collector coverage. The results indicate that this approach offers design solutions that might not be otherwise identified. The non‐case‐specific one‐time investigation allows objective space of derived performance to be generated dynamically based on even changing
information or inputs specified by the users at the time of making the decision. This new design support approach facilitates designers to assess feasibility of any design solution based on their own desired set of performance requirement under different probable scenarios in the future.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)352 - 361
JournalEnergy and Buildings
Volume116
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2016

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