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OPTIMAL ENERGY EFFICIENT BUILDING DESIGN USING IMPROVED EVOLUTIONARY ALGORITHM

By
Goran Pejičić ,
Goran Pejičić

University UNION Nikola Tesla, Beograd, Serbia

Miloš Vrbanac ,
Miloš Vrbanac

University UNION Nikola Tesla, Beograd, Serbia

Milenko Vukadinović
Milenko Vukadinović

Vukadinovic Inzenjering, D.O.O. Sid, Sid, Serbia

Abstract

Considering energy efficiency and sustainable development on one side and economy aspects on the other, optimal building design has to meet two confronted demands: to minimize total cost of the construction and to minimize energy consumption, which is usually obtained by implementation of expensive insulation and equipment. This paper presents solving methodology using evolutionary algorithm improved by introducing the tabu search module and combined with EnergyPlus software. The results are demonstrated on the example of optimization of insulation materials and orientation angle of a given building, confirming that proposed methodology successfully meets design demands.

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