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New publication: Simplifying the Verification of Simulation Models through Petri Net to FlexSim Mapping

Simplifying the encoding of a simulation conceptual model representation reduces the number of errors that will be detected in the verification phase. In this paper, we present a mapping between Petri nets, a well-known formalism, and FlexSim,…
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Combining Formal Definition of a Simulation Model with Heuristics to Improve Building Sustainability

We present a new paper on WSC 2018. Soon you will be able to access to the paper on the website. Abstract: Sustainability is related with environmental, social and economic variables. Each one of these areas is, by itself, complex due to the…
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Using the R Language to Manage and Show Statistical Information in the Cloud

An interesting paper that presents the approach we use in Polyhedra Tech products. Abstract: We present a methodology to enable users to interact with the statistical information (survey data) of a public opinion institute which is stored in…
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Simulation model to find the best comfort, energy and cost scenarios for building refurbishment

Abstract This article proposes a methodology to assess building behaviour, whilst taking its life cycle into account. Understanding of the system can be obtained by combining well-known energy consumption calculation engines (TRNSYS) with…
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Solution Validation for a Double Façade Prototype

We publish a new paper that depicts an interesting solution validation, it's open, and you can read it here. Abstract A Solution Validation involves comparing the data obtained from the system that are implemented following the model recommendations,…
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Using Specification and Description Language for Life Cycle Assessment in Buildings

The definition of a Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) for a building or an urban area is a complex task due to the inherent complexity of all the elements that must be considered. Furthermore, a multidisciplinary approach is required due to the different…

Simulation model to find the best comfort, energy and cost scenarios for building refurbishment

This article proposes a methodology to assess building behaviour, whilst taking its life cycle into account. Understanding of the system can be obtained by combining well-known energy consumption calculation engines (TRNSYS) with co-simulation…

Analysis of Applications to Improve the Energy Savings in Residential Buildings Based on Systemic Quality Model

A new paper regarding the NECADA project has been published;  on it we analyze several EMS using a methodology that simplifies the analysis. Is open so you can read it here: Analysis of Applications to Improve the Energy Savings in Residential…
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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…
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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…