Development of a Model View Definition (MVD) for thermal comfort analysis in commercial buildings using BIM and EnergyPlus

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dc.contributor.authorAlshehri, Fawaz-
dc.contributor.authorKenny, Paul-
dc.contributor.authorPinheiro, Sérgio V.-
dc.contributor.authorAli, Usman-
dc.contributor.authorO'Donnell, James-
dc.descriptionCitA BIM Gathering 2017, Croke Park, Dublin, Ireland, 23rd & 24th November 2017en_US
dc.description.abstractBuildings are major consumers of global energy resources. Approximately 80% of the energy used in commercial office spaces, is typically used for maintaining optimal comfort levels through delivery of heating, cooling, ventilating, and lighting. Building Information Modelling (BIM) has seen a significant uptake by designers in pursuit of sustainable building designs. Furthermore, general BIM systems already contain much of the information that can be further reused for additional project tasks such as thermal comfort analysis. Integration and improvement of information flows between BIM and Building Energy Performance Simulation (BEPS) tools has the capacity to help designers assess building performance under various design conditions. In doing so, assessments of building performance and thermal comfort requires additional representative data about indoor environmental conditions and energy consumption. The process of connecting BIM to energy simulation tools, for the explicit purpose of thermal comfort analysis, requires a well-defined Model View Definition (MVD). MVDs define a subset of the Industry Foundation Classes (IFC) schema, which is needed to support a particular business process. This paper develops a MVD for thermal comfort that represents the data needed by building designers or operators to deliver a satisfactory level of thermal comfort in a typical small, single occupant office. The use case consists of a single thermal zone with a HVAC system. The detailed specification for these requirements is based on the IFC data representation. The IfcDoc application tool is used to improve the consistency and define computer-interpretable definition of the MVD. The outputs of this work will allow a standardised exchange of the necessary requirements from BIM to BEPS tools (e.g. EnergyPlus) for thermal comfort analysis.en_US
dc.publisherConstruction IT Allance of Irelanden_US
dc.relation.ispartofCITA BIM Gathering 2017en_US
dc.subjectThermal comforten_US
dc.titleDevelopment of a Model View Definition (MVD) for thermal comfort analysis in commercial buildings using BIM and EnergyPlusen_US
dc.typeConference Publicationen_US
dc.statusNot peer revieweden_US
dc.neeo.contributorPinheiro|Sérgio V.|aut|-
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