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Optimizing Architectural and Structural Aspects of Buildings towards Higher Energy Efficiency

Álvaro Fialho 1 Youssef Hamadi 1, 2, 3 Marc Schoenauer 2, 4
4 TAO - Machine Learning and Optimisation
CNRS - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique : UMR8623, Inria Saclay - Ile de France, UP11 - Université Paris-Sud - Paris 11, LRI - Laboratoire de Recherche en Informatique
Abstract : In this on-going work, we aim at contributing to the issue of energy consumption by proposing tools to automatically define some aspects of the architectural and structural design of buildings. Our framework starts with a building design, and automatically optimizes it, providing to the architect many variations that minimize, in different ways, both energy consumption and construction costs. The optimization stage is done by the combination of an energy consumption simulation program, EnergyPlus, with a state-of-the-art multi-objective evolutionary algorithm, Hype. The latter explores the design search space, automatically generating new feasible design solutions, which are then evaluated by the energy simulation software. Preliminary results are presented, in which the proposed framework is used to optimize the orientation angle of a given commercial building and the materials used for the thermal insulation of its walls.
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Álvaro Fialho, Youssef Hamadi, Marc Schoenauer. Optimizing Architectural and Structural Aspects of Buildings towards Higher Energy Efficiency. GECCO 2011 Workshop on GreenIT Evolutionary Computation, Jul 2011, Dublin, Ireland. ⟨inria-00591930⟩



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