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Title: A holistic passive design approach to optimize indoor environmental quality of a typical residential building in Hong Kong
Authors: Chen, X
Yang, H 
Sun, K
Keywords: Green building
Indoor environmental quality
Multi-objective optimization
NSGA-II
Sensitivity analysis
Issue Date: 2016
Publisher: Pergamon Press
Source: Energy, 2016, v. 113, p. 267-281 How to cite?
Journal: Energy 
Abstract: The green building assessment emphasizes the indoor environment quality (IEQ) by looking into the indoor air quality, lighting quality, acoustics, ventilation and thermal comfort conditions, which can be enhanced by effective initiatives at the early design stage. Designers and engineers usually consider exploiting passive designs to achieve a sustainable goal in building projects. In such background, this paper presents a holistic passive design approach by incorporating a robust sensitivity analysis to an efficient multi-objective optimization process to assess a typical high-rise residential building in hot and humid regions like Hong Kong. EnergyPlus and jEPlus are adopted to conduct modelling experiments with an input parametric matrix generated by the Latin Hypercube Sampling (LHS). All related indoor environment performance indices including the daylight, natural ventilation and thermal comfort are treated as optimization objectives and constraints to fulfil the local green building guidance. The non-dominated sorting genetic algorithm (NSGA-II) is coupled with jEPlus to obtain the Pareto frontier by thoroughly searching the problem space constructed with screened out significant input variables from the sensitivity analysis. Furthermore, different post-optimization analysis methods are applied to decide the final optimum solution, where the total unmet time decreased by 11.2% in contrast with the baseline case.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/61881
ISSN: 0360-5442
EISSN: 1873-6785
DOI: 10.1016/j.energy.2016.07.058
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