Thesis / Dissertation

Multi-objective optimisation of a prefabricated house in Australian climate zones

Sareh Naji, Lu Aye (ed.)

Published : 2020

Abstract

Quantitative evaluations of indoor environmental quality (IEQ) along with energy efficiency are amongst the key features of environmentally sustainable buildings. Buildings are responsible for a significant portion (nearly 40%) of the world’s total energy consumption and GHG emissions. On the other hand, operational phase contributes to the greater part of the building’s energy consumption. Along with energy efficiency, IEQ is another aspect that has been attracting significant attention in the field of sustainable building design. People spend about 90% of their time indoors. Therefore, the comfort levels and satisfaction of indoor environment can easily affect the quality of their daily li..

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