A real-time building HVAC model implemented as a tool for decision making in early stages of design
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Construction of buildings is one of the major sources of greenhouse gases (GHGs) and energy consumption. It would therefore be beneficial to improve the design of new buildings so that they consume less energy and reduce GHG emissions over their lifecycle. However, the design of these “green buildings” is challenging because the analyses required to design and optimize these buildings is time intensive and complicated. In response, numerous software applications have been developed over the years by various government agencies, organizations and researchers. But, recent surveys of architects ...