Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Trade-off based design and implementation of energy efficiency retrofits in residential homes
by Daily, David Richard, M.S., University of Maryland, College Park, 2014, 80; 1560758
Abstract (Summary)

Energy efficient buildings are becoming more necessary to meet government standards, reduce operating costs, and curb emissions. However, designing efficient buildings is significantly complicated as designers must account for hundreds of design parameters across multiple domains. Simulation-based, design space exploration allows for designers to model a building's performance for multiple designs. These simulations can be computationally expensive and time consuming. This thesis explores trade-off analysis in building design space exploration through the use of multi-objective optimization software that seeks to quickly produce optimal designs. Three different techniques are developed producing optimal design configurations for each technique.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Baras, John
Commitee: Austin, Mark, Ghodssi, Reza
School: University of Maryland, College Park
Department: Systems Engineering
School Location: United States -- Maryland
Source: MAI 53/03M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Source Type: DISSERTATION
Subjects: Systems science, Energy
Keywords: Design space exploration, Energy modeling, Model based system engineering, Net zero buildings, Optimization, Trade-off based design
Publication Number: 1560758
ISBN: 978-1-321-04511-6
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