A performance assessment ontology for the environmental and energy management of buildings

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Title: A performance assessment ontology for the environmental and energy management of buildings
Authors: Corry, Edward
Pauwels, Pieter
Hu, Shushan
Keane, Marcus
O'Donnell, James T.
Permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/10197/7330
Date: Sep-2015
Abstract: Narrowing the performance deficit between design intent and the real-time environmental and energy performance of buildings is a complex and involved task, impacting on all building stakeholders. Buildings are designed, built and operated with increasingly complex technologies. Throughout their life-cycle, they produce vast quantities of data. However, many commercial buildings do not perform as originally intended. This paper presents a semantic web based approach to the performance gap problem, describing how heterogeneous building data sources can be transformed into semantically enriched information. A performance assessment ontology and performance framework (software tool) are introduced, which use this heterogeneous data as a service for a structured performance analysis. The demonstrator illustrates how heterogeneous data can be published semantically and then interpreted using a life-cycle performance framework approach.
Funding Details: European Commission - Seventh Framework Programme (FP7)
Irish Research Council
Type of material: Journal Article
Publisher: Elsevier
Copyright (published version): 2015 Elsevier
Keywords: Semantic web;Ontology;Performance management buildings;Linked data
DOI: 10.1016/j.autcon.2015.05.002
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
Appears in Collections:Mechanical & Materials Engineering Research Collection

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