Proceedings of the 2019 European Conference on Computing in Construction


OptEEmAL: IT-Supported design tool for the generation of optimised energy retrofitting scenarios at district level

Susana Martín 1, Victor I. Serna 1, Sonia Álvarez 1, Miguel A. García 1, Gema Hernández 1, Alvaro Sicilia 2, Gonçal Costa 2
1 CARTIF Technology Centre, Spain
2 ARC, La Salle Engineering and Architecture, Ramon Llull University, Barcelona, Spain

DOI: 10.35490/EC3.2019.169
Abstract: The EU strategies to reduce the carbon emissions highlight the importance of renovating the existing building stock as one of the major contributing sectors to these undesired emissions to the atmosphere. The existing practices to design energy efficient retrofitting projects are still too time consuming, unprecise and provoke, therefore, a lack of trust within the sector; especially to investors. There is a need to improve these practices through reducing the errors and the time required to evaluate retrofitting alternatives in order to select those most appropriate according to the stakeholders’ priorities. In order to give an answer to this challenge, the EU funded project OptEEmAL has designed and deployed an integrated platform that delivers automatically some of the steps that belong to this process reducing thus time, errors and therefore costs, which will lead to increasing efficiency and creating confidence among the stakeholders.
Keywords: Design Tool, Retrofitting Scenarios, Energy Conservation Measures, District Performance Indicators, Optimisation
Pages: 246 - 255

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