A comprehensive building model for performance-guided decision support

N. Ghiassi, F Shayeganfar, U. Pont, A. Mahdavi, J. Heurix, S. Fenz, A. Anjomshoaa, A. Tjoa:
"A comprehensive building model for performance-guided decision support";
Vortrag: CESBP - 2nd Central European Symposium on Building Physics, Wien,Österreich; 09.09.2013 - 11.09.2013; in:"Proceedings of the 2nd Central European Symposium on Building Physics 9-11 September 2013, Vienna, Austria", A. Mahdavi, B. Martens (Hrg.);ÖKK-Editions, 1 (2013), ISBN: 978-3-85437-321-6; S. 35 - 42.

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Abstract:


This paper reports on a specific effort within the ongoing research and development project SEMERGY. This project is geared toward the development of a performance-guided decision making environment for building design and retrofit. A multi-objective optimization environment requires a dynamic representation of the building, which includes all necessary data for the underlying calculation engines (e.g.,energy demand calculation, cost estimation, Life Cycle Analysis). This paper explores the capacities and deficiencies of some existing building data models (IFC and GBXML), within the context of SEMERGY project and reports on the development of"SEMERGY Building Model"(SBM). SBM is a comprehensive building representation, tailored to meet the requirements of advanced energy simulation procedures and normative calculation routines for common inquiries. It can be extended for further functionalities with
minimal effort, enables efficient optimization iterations and allows for data entry simplification to reduce user effort and error.