Recent advances in SEMERGY: A semantically enriched optimization environment for performance-guided building design and refurbishment

U. Pont,F Shayeganfar, N. Ghiassi, M. Taheri, C. Sustr, A. Mahdavi, J. Heurix, S. Fenz, A. Anjomshoaa, T. Neubauer, A. Tjoa:
"Recent advances in SEMERGY: A semantically enriched optimization environment for performance-guided building design and refurbishment";
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. 19 - 26.

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Abstract:


The SEMERGY project explores the utility of semantic web technologies toward populating the required input data for performance based building design optimization. A major portion of the required
information (e.g. material properties, climatic data and standards, etc.) exists on the internet in extensive, yet ill-structured form. To facilitate a structured access to this data for different calculation modules the following steps were taken: i) Development of a comprehensive building data model for the internal flow of
information. ii) Creation of an ontology of linked building product data. iii) Development of a rule-based system to automatically identify valid construction alternatives for building components. iv) Development of an optimization procedure with multiple criteria (energy use, environmental impact, and investment costs). v)
Creation of a web-based Graphical User Interface to enable entry of data and user interaction. The present contribution provides an overview of the progress made in the above mentioned domains.