S. Soutullo, E. Giancola, J.M. Franco, M. Botón, J.A. Ferrer, M.R. Heras

Energy Procedia

Volume 122, Pages 1-1152 (Septiembre 2017)

CISBAT 2017  International ConferenceFuture Buildings & Districts – Energy Efficiency from Nano to Urban Scale

ISSN: 1876-6102



A new simulation platform has been created to quantify the energy response of existing residential buildings with different refurbishment strategies. This tool has been developed as a multi-step form wizard to select the simulation options. The energy improvements have been calculated through the coupling between TRNSYS and GenOpt. Output information is: annual thermal loads, monthly loads reductions and cost estimations. Four refurbishment options have been evaluated considering different combined actions. The renovation of the building envelope is the most expensive action with the highest annual savings while the behavior of inhabitants is the cheapest option with the lowest annual savings.