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IBPSA papers available now online

Now the proceedings of IBPSA conference are online and free to review. http://www.ibpsa.org/?page_id=619 You can read here our two papers: NECADA: Optimization Software for Sustainable Architecture Optimization of Energy Renovation of Residential Sector in Catalonia Based on Comfort, Energy And Costs Enjoy!  



A press note describing NECADA has been published recently on the PTEC, the Spanish technology platform of the construction (plataforma tecnológica española de la construcción following the Spanish acronym). More information here.

1ª Jornada UPCenergia 2020

The slides of the “1ª Jornada UPCenergia 2020 ” can be accessed here. Also the pictures of the conference can be viewed here. A nice revision of some of the projects related with energy that are ongoing at UPC.

Smart City Expo 2015

The presentations of the “ST 23 Sustainable cities and innovative urban planning” of the Smart City Expo 2015, can now be downloaded here.


Optimization of energy renovation of residential sector in Catalonia based on comfort, energy and costs

In this paper presented at IBPSA 2015, are described some interesting results of the MARIE project where NECADA has been used as a simulation engine. Abstract: The paper describes OptiHab study, done in the framework of the MARIE project. The objective of OptiHab is to provide technical and economic information to optimize the energy renovation […]


NECADA. Optimization software for sustainable architecture

New paper presented at IBPSA 2015. Abstract: In this work, we present a hybrid infrastructure, named NECADA, which supports the execution of a detailed simulation model representing all building processes on a supercomputer, cloud, cluster of computers or desktop environments. The aim of this infrastructure is to find optimal values for various building parameters and […]

1a Jornada #UPCenergia2020

NECADA will be on the first energy meeting of Polytechnic University of Catalonia – BarcelonaTech. See you there. When 25/11/2015 from 11:00 to 14:00 Where Aula Capella, ETSEIB

Comfort and economic criteria for selecting passive measures for the energy refurbishment of residential buildings in Catalonia

This paper presents a detailed method to develop cost-optimal studies for the energy renovation of residential buildings. A realistic characterization of the building has been introduced, using measurement and survey data. The method allows improving the interaction between the occupancy and the building, and the characterization of the real state of the construction. In addition, […]