A Multi-criterion Optimization for Passive Building Integrated with Vacuum Photovoltaic Insulated Glass Unit

Junchao Huang, Xi Chen, Hongxing Yang

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Abstract

This article optimizes building design parameters to balance the building energy-saving and visual comfort objectives when utilizing the vacuum photovoltaic insulated glass unit (VPV IGU) as the building envelope. VPV IGU can reduce the air conditioning load as demonstrated in a previous study, where the window-to-wall ratio should be decreased to approximately 10% for energy saving. However, under such circumstance, the indoor visual comfort for the occupants cannot be guaranteed. With a simultaneous consideration of both the visual comfort and energy efficiency, this work explores the optimal passive building design through a multi-criterion approach based on the non-dominated sorting genetic algorithm II (NSGA-II). The annual energy and indoor environmental conditions of the selected prototype office building are predicted with EnergyPlus. Obtained results are then subject to a decision-making process to determine the final optimum solution which can provide guidance in green building design within different urban contexts.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 11th International Symposium on Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning, ISHVAC 2019 - Volume III
Subtitle of host publicationBuildings and Energy
EditorsZhaojun Wang, Fang Wang, Peng Wang, Chao Shen, Jing Liu, Yingxin Zhu
PublisherSpringer
Pages857-863
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)9789811395277
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2020
Event11th International Symposium on Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning, ISHVAC 2019 - Harbin, China
Duration: 12 Jul 201915 Jul 2019

Publication series

NameEnvironmental Science and Engineering
ISSN (Print)1863-5520
ISSN (Electronic)1863-5539

Conference

Conference11th International Symposium on Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning, ISHVAC 2019
Country/TerritoryChina
CityHarbin
Period12/07/1915/07/19

Keywords

  • Building energy conservation
  • Passive building design
  • Photovoltaic glazing
  • Vacuum glazing
  • Visual comfort

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Engineering
  • Information Systems

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