Ventilated buildings optimisation by using a coupled thermal-airflow simulation program

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Abstract

This work shows the optimization of natural ventilation within buildings at the stage of design and behaviour of the occupants. An evaluation is done by coupled multizone air modelling and thermal building simulation by using a deterministic set of input factors comprising among others climate, local environment, building characteristics, building systems, behaviour of occupants, heat loads. Selected deterministic input factors were varied to generate additional information applied in an optimization loop. With that, it is found that the optimal solution depends to a great deal on the possibility of combined optimization of the behaviour of occupants with a lesser extent of the design building.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of Building Simulation 2011
Number of pages6
PublisherIBPSA
Publication date2011
Pages2666-2671
Publication statusPublished - 2011
EventBuilding Simulation: Conference of International Building Performance Simulation Association - Sydney, Australia
Duration: 14 Nov 201116 Nov 2011
Conference number: 12

Conference

ConferenceBuilding Simulation
Number12
Country/TerritoryAustralia
CitySydney
Period14/11/201116/11/2011

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