Bauoptimizer: Modelling and simulation tool for energy and cost optimization in building construction plan design

Gerald Adam Zwettler, Stefan Hinterholzer, Elmar Hagmann, Richard Woschitz, Paul Track, Florian Waschaurek

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Abstract

In the light of increasing energy prices and declining fossil resources, energy efficient design is an important aspect of building construction planning. Software application BauOptimizer supports the planner in calculating, monitoring and optimizing both energy demand and cost aspects from the very first planning phase until the final architecture improving economic and ecologic properties of the building design. Furthermore the number of required planning phases is reduced as normative limits are kept considered right from the beginning. Costs for building hull creation and expected energy costs for the next decades are linked together as efficiency measure and all planning variants applicable for a concrete construction area are automatically evaluated, covering different material at different thicknesses, the window ratio, roof modality, and many more aspects. Within this full construction variants coverage, the planner optimizes his architectural design and building physics aspect to approximate efficiency optimum with respect to economy and ecology.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication22th European Modeling and Simulation Symposium, EMSS 2010
Pages49-58
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Event22th European Modeling and Simulation Symposium, EMSS 2010 - Fes, Morocco
Duration: 13 Oct 201015 Oct 2010

Publication series

Name22th European Modeling and Simulation Symposium, EMSS 2010

Conference

Conference22th European Modeling and Simulation Symposium, EMSS 2010
CountryMorocco
CityFes
Period13.10.201015.10.2010

Keywords

  • Construction design optimization
  • Ecology
  • Economy
  • Energy and cost efficiency

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