Interoperability: A data conversion framework to support energy simulation

Luis Paiva, Pedro Pereira (Corresponding Author), Bruno Almeida, Pedro Malo, Juha Hyvärinen, Krzysztof Klobut, Vanda Dimitriou, Tarek Hassan

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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
    Original languageEnglish
    Article number695
    Number of pages4
    Issue number7
    Publication statusPublished - 2017
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    EventSustainable Places 2017 - Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
    Duration: 28 Jun 201730 Jun 2017


    • interoperability
    • building information model
    • model transformation
    • energy simulation


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