Comfort Filters in a Total Energy Demand Optimization Method for the Passive Design of a Building

Maria Ferrara, Elisa Sirombo, Enrico Fabrizio, Marco Filippi
2015 Energy Procedia  
The effective design of sustainable buildings results from an accurate optimization process of all the interrelated variables. The authors developed a replicable methodology for the optimization of the building envelope design. Following a previous work, where in the pre-processing and the optimization phases the minimization of the total energy demand is performed by coupling TRNSYS ® with GenOpt ® , this paper is focused on the post-processing phase of the methodology, in which the results
more » ... validated and the comfort filters are applied. As an explanatory example, the application of the methodology to a school classroom located in two different climates is presented.
doi:10.1016/j.egypro.2015.12.161 fatcat:ff5hp7uilnbbhd7bgkzary4uhe