Learn More
The application of computerised optimisation techniques to the design of low and net-zero energy buildings would provide building designers with a powerful design tool. This paper presents such a tool that is being developed that links TRNSYS energy simulation with an optimisation program based on genetic algorithms. This early design stage optimisation(More)
Homes that utilise solar thermal and solar photovoltaic (PV) technologies to generate as much energy as their yearly load are referred to as net-Zero Energy Solar Homes (ZESH). One of the most important tools in designing a ZESH is the building energy simulation software that is used to evaluate different design configurations. The modelling of ZESH is more(More)
This study investigates the daylighting and thermal performance of open-plan office buildings with two scenarios of daylight louvers – fixed and motorized ones. Both types are for facade window applications. They redirect transmitted daylight to eliminate glare on occupants and increase daylight levels deeper in the interior space, but have significantly(More)
A simulation case study is performed for a high-performance multi-storey open-plan double-perimeter zone office building in Golden, USA (40°N, 105°W) to compare the relative daylighting illuminance performance of passive and active daylight redirecting blinds. Key design parameters such as location/climate, glazing properties, building depth, façade(More)
Turquoise highlighted – inserted comment text from Authors or TSU i.e. [AUTHORS/TSU] 3 Yellow highlighted – original chapter text to which comments are referenced 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 Chapter 3 has been allocated 68 pages in the SRREN. The actual chapter length (excluding references & cover page) is 84 pages: a total of 16 pages over the(More)
This paper presents a fundamental parametric study on the effect of a number of room design parameters for radiant and convective heating sources as well as solar gains. This study is performed using frequency domain modeling approach by means of which important room transfer functions are obtained and studied. A room is considered with different types of(More)
Semi-transparent photovoltaics (STPV) have a large potential for integration in fenestration systems, adding the option of solar electricity production while still allowing for satisfaction of daylight needs. This paper studies the potential of using such a technology and examines the impact of changing the photovoltaics (PV) area ratio (ratio of PV(More)
This paper investigates the use of a multi-level simplified linear thermal modelling approach based on the electrical analogy for the development of control strategies in conventional detached residential homes equipped with convective electric heating systems. These models are developed from parameter identification of results obtained through comparison(More)
  • 1