Nicola Bianco

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According to the increasing worldwide attention to energy and the environmental performance of the building sector, building energy demand should be minimized by considering all energy uses. In this regard, the development of building components characterized by proper values of thermal transmittance, thermal capacity, and radiative properties is a key(More)
A novel methodology is proposed in order to support the cost-optimal design of building envelope's thermal characteristics and space conditioning systems in presence of an enhanced simulation-based model predictive control (MPC) for heating and cooling operations. The cost-optimal solution is identified by running a main mono-objective genetic algorithm(More)
The current advanced numerical codes for the energy audits carry out 0-dimensional simulation (i.e., one computational node representing the thermal zone), underestimating the effects of thermal bridges on the seasonal heating demand of buildings. The paper suggests a numerical resolution model, implemented in Matlab, aimed to be transferred in numerical(More)
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