Journal article

Multi-objective optimisations of envelope components for a prefabricated house in six climate zones

S Naji, L Aye, M Noguchi

Applied Energy | Elsevier | Published : 2021


The ever-increasing attention towards implementation of environmentally sustainable buildings necessitates the predictions of energy consumption and indoor environmental quality (IEQ) during early design stages. Prefabrication of buildings changes the construction process and components which affects building performance. Better understanding the effects of envelope components on energy performance and IEQ will inform design decisions leading to the creation of more sustainable buildings. In this article multi-objective optimisations of building envelope were carried out by coupling TRNSYS (Transient System Simulation Tool) and jEPlus + EA (EnergyPlus simulation manager for parametrics + Evo..

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Awarded by ARC Centre for Advanced Manufacturing of Prefabricated Housing [ARC Grant)

Funding Acknowledgements

This research was conducted within the Department of Infrastructure Engineering as a part of PhD thesis of Sareh Naji, who has been supported by Melbourne Research Scholarship. This work was co-funded by the ARC Centre for Advanced Manufacturing of Prefabricated Housing [ARC Grant IC150100023]. The authors would like to acknowledge the cooperation and assistance of the residents of the house. The supports and helps of Habitech Systems are also gratefully acknowledged. Thanks are also due to Oskar Casasayas (Deakin University) for proofreading the submitted version of the manuscript.