Project

This research project aims to develop a comprehensive tool for deep building renovation, which comprises the building survey, design generation, building geometry optimization, and Energy Systems (ES) and Construction System (CS) optimization in single BIM add-on tool. A user interactive multi-optimization procedure will be developed to assist the architect in searching for the best building renovation solution that minimizes energy consumption (EC) and maximizes the indoor environmental quality (IEQ) in a cost effective manner. The resulting tool will be tested in architectural design practice scenarios to determine its strengths and weaknesses. The results will be written in a tool guidebook and disseminated in a technical seminar on building retrofit/renovation.

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Figure 1: Example of a multi-story building (three bedroom and two bedroom apartments in each upper floor and the ground floor has several stores) generated and evaluated within urban context in São Paulo, Brazil.
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Figure 2: Example of the generative method indicators during the creation of new buildings.
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