A review on simulation based multi-objective optimization of space layout design parameters on building energy performance

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Improving the energy performance of buildings is crucial for environmental protection, energy savings, and a better living environment. The growing emphasis on sustainable building practices has led to an increased focus on optimizing space layout design parameters to enhance building energy performance. This review explores the application of simulation-based multi-objective optimization techniques in the context of studying the impact of space layout design on building energy efficiency. The integration of advanced simulation tools with optimization algorithms allows for a comprehensive analysis of multiple conflicting objectives like energy performance, user comfort as well as cost factor. The review begins by outlining the key parameters influencing building energy performance, including spatial configurations, orientation, and space perimeter variables. Subsequently, it delves into the various simulation tools employed to model the complex interactions between these parameters and their effects on energy performance. The integration of energy simulation software is highlighted as a crucial step towards achieving accurate and realistic assessments. In summary, this review delivers a comprehensive overview of the state-of-the-art methods in simulation-based multi-objective optimization for studying space layout design parameters and their impact on building energy performance, offering insights for researchers, practitioners, and policymakers in the field of sustainable architecture. There is a requirement for a comprehensive multi-objective framework for complex structures in the investigation of building energy performance giving more focus on reducing the cooling load and optimization of space layout along with envelope parameters.

Original languageEnglish
Article number69
JournalJournal of Building Pathology and Rehabilitation
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 06-2024

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction


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