A Study on Development of a Cost Optimal and Energy Saving Building Model: Focused on Industrial Building

Hye Kim, Hae Kang
2016 Energies  
This study suggests an optimization method for the life cycle cost (LCC) in an economic feasibility analysis when applying energy saving techniques in the early design stage of a building. Literature and previous studies were reviewed to select appropriate optimization and LCC analysis techniques. The energy simulation (Energy Plus) and computational program (MATLAB) were linked to provide an automated optimization process. From the results, it is suggested that this process could outline the
more » ... st optimization model with which it is possible to minimize the LCC. To aid in understanding the model, a case study on an industrial building was performed to outline the operations of the cost optimization model including energy savings. An energy optimization model was also presented to illustrate the need for the cost optimization model.
doi:10.3390/en9030181 fatcat:jssvgfas3fc37dxqb5ystn6pau