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Energies 2016, 9(3), 181; doi:10.3390/en9030181

A Study on Development of a Cost Optimal and Energy Saving Building Model: Focused on Industrial Building

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2,†,*
1
Department of Architecture, Chung Ang University, 84 Heukseok-ro, Dongjak-gu, Seoul 138240, Korea
2
Sustainable Design Team, Samoo Architects & Engineers, 295 Olympic-ro, Songpa-gu, Seoul 138240, Korea
These authors contributed equally to this work.
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Academic Editor: Hossam A. Gabbar (Gaber)
Received: 3 December 2015 / Revised: 26 January 2016 / Accepted: 27 January 2016 / Published: 12 March 2016
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Energy Conservation in Infrastructures)
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Abstract

This study suggests an optimization method for the life cycle cost (LCC) in an economic feasibility analysis when applying energy saving techniques in the early design stage of a building. Literature and previous studies were reviewed to select appropriate optimization and LCC analysis techniques. The energy simulation (Energy Plus) and computational program (MATLAB) were linked to provide an automated optimization process. From the results, it is suggested that this process could outline the cost optimization model with which it is possible to minimize the LCC. To aid in understanding the model, a case study on an industrial building was performed to outline the operations of the cost optimization model including energy savings. An energy optimization model was also presented to illustrate the need for the cost optimization model. View Full-Text
Keywords: cost optimization; life cycle cost; energy saving strategies; industrial building cost optimization; life cycle cost; energy saving strategies; industrial building
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Kim, H.Y.; Kang, H.J. A Study on Development of a Cost Optimal and Energy Saving Building Model: Focused on Industrial Building. Energies 2016, 9, 181.

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