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Proceedings 2017, 1(7), 695;

Interoperability: A Data Conversion Framework to Support Energy Simulation

CTS-UNINOVA, 2829-516 Caparica, Portugal
Department of Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Science and Technology-Universidade NOVA de Lisboa, 2829-516 Caparica, Portugal
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd, FI-02044 VTT, Finland
Loughborough University, Leicestershire LE11 3TU, UK
Presented at the Sustainable Places 2017 (SP2017) Conference, Middlesbrough, UK, 28–30 June 2017.
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Published: 8 November 2017
(This article belongs to the Proceedings of the Sustainable Places 2017 (SP2017) Conference)
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In this paper an interoperability solution is proposed, aiming to go from (building) construction models to energy simulation. Moreover, the energy simulation results will feed the KPI’s analysis of a designed building. The proposed solution will be used to translate different data formats allowing the communication between different systems in an automated environment. The solution presented in this paper exploits the concept of Plug’n’Interoperate (PnI), that is supported by the principle of self-configuration as to automate, as much as possible, the configuration and participation of systems into a shared interoperability environment. In order to validate this approach two different scenarios were taken into account, translating from a CAD (Computer- Aided Design) model data format to an energy simulation data format.
Keywords: interoperability; building information model; model transformation; energy simulation interoperability; building information model; model transformation; energy simulation
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Paiva, L.; Pereira, P.; Almeida, B.; Maló, P.; Hyvärinen, J.; Klobut, K.; Dimitriou, V.; Hassan, T. Interoperability: A Data Conversion Framework to Support Energy Simulation. Proceedings 2017, 1, 695.

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