BUILDING SIMULATION AND EVOLUTIONARY OPTIMIZATION IN THE CONCEPTUAL DESIGN OF A HIGH-PERFORMANCE OFFICE BUILDING


Trubiano F., Roudsari M. S. , Ozkan A.

13th International Conference of the International-Building-Performance-Simulation-Association (IBPSA), Chambery, France, 25 - 28 August 2013, pp.1306-1314 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: Chambery
  • Country: France
  • Page Numbers: pp.1306-1314

Abstract

This paper outlines a digital design and simulation based process conceived and tested, for the automation of environmentally responsive building 'forms', optimized for Energy and Lighting performance. The process sequences 4 different modeling and simulation programs to evaluate energy loads and lighting levels of a typical office building whose forms are 'generated' by an automated script running Rhino + Grasshopper, EnergyPlus, MATLAB and RADIANCE. Deployed in a coordinated fashion, the programs automate the delivery of a building's overall volumetric dimensions, using a Genetic Algorithm and a Single Objective Function. This is the process whose, development, deployment and testing are discussed in this paper.