Ulrich Pont

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The simulation-based assessment and evaluation of alternative building design and retrofit options requires large amounts of information. Thus, efforts are necessary to support the process of data search and collection, such that building models for performance evaluation routines and applications could be efficiently populated. The web environment can(More)
This paper explores developmental opportunities toward effective evaluation environments for comparative assessment of alternative building design and retrofit options. Such options are to be benchmarked in view of their functional, ecological, and economical performance. Thereby, multiple use cases are to be accommodated, involving a) novice designers, b)(More)
This contribution presents a comprehensive summary of the first phase of the research project SEMERGY, aimed towards exploring the potential of Semantic Web Technologies to accommodate and support building performance assessment and optimization. Previous research on the adoption of performance assessment tools by the design community suggested that the(More)
This contribution focuses on recent efforts towards coupling building morphology optimization and energy efficiency computation in the context of early stage planning of complex buildings, using the hospital domain as a showcase. In more detail, a Netlogo model was conceived to generate typological design variations based on a grid grammar. Each resulting(More)
A central goal of European and national climate and energy programs is to reduce the greenhouse gas emission of buildings. SEMERGY is a web-based optimization environment, which supports users in decision-making regarding energy-efficient building designs. Taking the user-specified criteria investment costs, final energy demand of the building, and(More)
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