Multicriteria-Oriented Optimization of Building Energy Performances: The Annex 72 IEA-EBC Experience

Eleonora Riva Sanseverino, Francesco Montana, Sonia Longo, Maurizio Cellura, Harpa Birgisdottir, Zsuzsa Szalay, Rolf Frischknecht, Thomas Recht, Benedek Kiss, Bruno Peuportier

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This chapter describes the research experience of the International Energy Agency - Energy in Buildings and Communities Programme Annex 72 members on the application of multi-objective optimization processes for the selection of design or retrofit actions that allow for improving different aspects (energy, environmental, economic, etc.) of buildings in a life cycle perspective. Thirteen case studies were examined focussing on methodologies, applications and results and deriving generic conclusions and guidelines for building designers and decision-makers.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGreen Energy and Technology - Energy Systems Evaluation (Volume 2) Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis
Number of pages22
Publication statusPublished - 2021

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law


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