Talks and Poster Presentations (with Proceedings-Entry):

M. Schuss, K. Orehounig, A. Mahdavi:
"Predictive simulation-powered passive cooling in buildings: from concept to realization";
Talk: IBPC 2012 - 5th International Building Physics Conference, Kyoto, Japan; 2012-05-28 - 2012-05-31; in: "Proceedings of the 5th Internaltional Building Physics Conference", Organizing Committee of the 5th IBPC., 1/1/Kyoto, Japan (2012), 763 - 768.

English abstract:
This paper reports on the implementation of an innovative predictive approach toward passive cooling in buildings. Five
offices in two office buildings in Austria were used to test this method. Thereby, numeric simulation was applied as an integral
part of the control logic to predict future implications of alternative control options (alternative positions of windows, shades,
etc.) and to identify the best performing control option. A genetic algorithm approach was adopted to generate a manageable
set of alternative options from the corpus of all possible control actions at any given time. The paper describes the approach
and implementation in detail and presents the results. The research results illustrate the potential of the proposed approach.

German abstract:
none - see english version

building performance simulation, simulation-based control, passive cooling

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