Energy audit and performance optimization of a residential university building in heating dominated climates of Italian backcountry

  • Margarita-Niki Assimakopoulos
  • Rosa Francesca De Masi
  • Dimitra Papadaki
  • Silvia Ruggiero
  • Giuseppe Peter Vanoli

Abstract

The paper proposes a novel holistic methodology to design the refurbishment of educational buildings in heating dominated climates of Mediterranean regions. The proposed approach is based on the solution of a constrained multi-objective problem by means of genetic algorithm implemented in EnergyPlus. The optimization process regards energy, and environmental objectives as well as the occupants’ thermal comfort. The case study of a student dormitory of Campobasso (Italian backcountry city) is proposed. The optimal set of energy efficiency measures shows approximately 55% of the energy saved during the heating season and 24% during cooling season.

Published
2018-12-30
How to Cite
ASSIMAKOPOULOS, Margarita-Niki et al. Energy audit and performance optimization of a residential university building in heating dominated climates of Italian backcountry. Tema: Technology, Engineering, Materials and Architecture, [S.l.], v. 4, n. 3, p. 19-33, dec. 2018. ISSN 2421-4574. Available at: <http://artecweb.org/ojs2/index.php/TeMA/article/view/202>. Date accessed: 24 mar. 2019. doi: https://doi.org/10.17410/tema.v4i3.202.