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Genetic Algorithms for Optimization of Building Envelopes and the Design and Control of HVAC Systems

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L. G. Caldas

Department of Civil Engineering and Architecture, Instituto Superior Técnico, Technical University of Lisbon, Av. Rovisco Pais, 1049-001 Lisbon, Portugale-mail: luisa@civil.ist.utl.pt

L. K. Norford

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, School of Architecture and Planning, Department of Architecture, 77 Massachusetts Ave., #5-418D, Cambridge, MA 02139-4301e-mail: lnorford@mit.edu

J. Sol. Energy Eng 125(3), 343-351 (Aug 04, 2003) (9 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1591803 History: Received January 01, 2003; Revised March 01, 2003; Online August 04, 2003
Copyright © 2003 by ASME
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Dominated and non-dominated [Pareto] solutions for a maximization problem. C is dominated by A. Both A and B are non-dominated or Pareto solutions.
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Schematic building layout for Pareto experiments
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Pareto front for Phoenix climate
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Pareto front for south | north apartment, for the first and hundredth generations
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Pareto front points for generation of building form. Two views are shown for each solution, from the southwest and northeast.
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Pareto front points. Solution 1 represents the best building shape in terms of heating. Solution 6 is the best building shape in terms of lighting. The other images represent intermediate solutions.

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