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Article Type: Research Papers
J. Eng. Sustain. Bldgs. Cities. February 2023, 4(1): 011001.
Paper No: JESBC-22-1015
Published Online: January 24, 2023
... is a multizone water utility in which most of its electricity usage is dedicated to pumping water. In this study, the optimization of the overall electricity charges for NELHA, using both ESSs or DSM via pump load shifting and optimization of pump house output is investigated. An optimization algorithm...
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Article Type: Technical Briefs
J. Eng. Sustain. Bldgs. Cities. November 2022, 3(4): 044501.
Paper No: JESBC-21-1039
Published Online: November 15, 2022
...@gmail.com 1 Corresponding author. Email: timothy.anderson@aut.ac.nz air-conditioning appliances optimization sustainability References [1] IEA , 2016 , World Energy Outlook , International Energy Agency , Paris . [2] Bawaneh , K. , Overcash , M...
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Article Type: Research Papers
J. Eng. Sustain. Bldgs. Cities. May 2022, 3(2): 021001.
Paper No: JESBC-21-1040
Published Online: July 1, 2022
... optimization US buildings consumed over 39% of the total primary energy and 71% of electricity during 2020 [ 1 ]. It is estimated that windows are directly responsible for 10% of US building energy demand and indirectly affect the energy use of heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems...
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Article Type: Review Articles
J. Eng. Sustain. Bldgs. Cities. August 2021, 2(3): 030801.
Paper No: JESBC-21-1015
Published Online: September 3, 2021
... ground heat exchanger shallow geothermal energy building energy peak demand air conditioning environment heat transfer optimization Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council 10.13039/501100000266 DST/TMD/UK-BEE/2017/17(c) EP/R008612/1 The GSHP system is one...
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Article Type: Review Articles
J. Eng. Sustain. Bldgs. Cities. August 2021, 2(3): 030802.
Paper No: JESBC-21-1016
Published Online: September 3, 2021
... ( 6 ), pp. 3133 – 3140 . 10.1016/j.rser.2011.04.024 [5] Ramamoorthy , M. , Jin , H. , Chiasson , A. D. , and Spitler , J. D. , 2001 , “ Optimal Sizing of Hybrid Ground-Source Heat Pump Systems That Use a Cooling Pond as a Supplemental Heat Rejecter—A System Simulation...
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Article Type: Research Papers
J. Eng. Sustain. Bldgs. Cities. August 2021, 2(3): 031002.
Paper No: JESBC-21-1002
Published Online: July 14, 2021
... provides natural gas to homes in Phoenix, and the current effective residential tariff rates of a fixed $10.70 per month and $0.92516 per therm are applied in the economic optimization analysis [ 23 ]. The electric service provider for residential buildings in Phoenix is Arizona Public Service (APS...
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Article Type: Research Papers
J. Eng. Sustain. Bldgs. Cities. August 2021, 2(3): 031001.
Paper No: JESBC-21-1005
Published Online: June 28, 2021
... with a convex approximation of the original nonconvex problem. The planner uses a descent and convergent method, with the underlying optimization problem being feasible and convex. A yearlong simulation with a realistic plant shows that both of the features of the proposed architecture—periodic model...
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Article Type: Research Papers
J. Eng. Sustain. Bldgs. Cities. November 2020, 1(4): 041006.
Paper No: JESBC-20-1023
Published Online: December 2, 2020
...Rawad El Kontar; Xin Jin Optimizing the placement of photovoltaic (PV) panels on residential buildings has the potential to significantly increase energy efficiency benefits to both homeowners and communities. Strategic PV placement can lower electricity costs by reducing the electricity fed from...
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Article Type: Research Papers
J. Eng. Sustain. Bldgs. Cities. November 2020, 1(4): 041005.
Paper No: JESBC-20-1027
Published Online: November 23, 2020
... efficiency measures and hybrid distributed generation (DG) systems. The community consists mostly of residential buildings including detached homes and apartment buildings. Moreover, a cost-optimization analysis of various DG technologies is carried out to meet both electrical and thermal loads...
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Article Type: Research Papers
J. Eng. Sustain. Bldgs. Cities. November 2020, 1(4): 041003.
Paper No: JESBC-20-1031
Published Online: November 23, 2020
...Angelique Fathy; Amir Salib; Moncef Krarti In this study, optimal carbon-neutral designs are evaluated for grid-connected communities that include net-zero energy (NZE) homes in Boulder, CO. Specifically, the economic and environmental benefits are assessed for residential communities with various...
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Article Type: Research Papers
J. Eng. Sustain. Bldgs. Cities. November 2020, 1(4): 041004.
Paper No: JESBC-20-1024
Published Online: November 23, 2020
..., the energy demand for the district is reduced through the implementation of cost-effective energy efficiency measures (EEMs) appropriate for Philadelphia’s climate. Then, a combination of distributed generation (DG) systems including wind, photovoltaics, and hydropower is evaluated to determine optimized...
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Article Type: Research Papers
J. Eng. Sustain. Bldgs. Cities. May 2020, 1(2): 021006.
Paper No: JESBC-19-1113
Published Online: May 13, 2020
...Sebastián Montes de Oca; Pablo Monzón; Pablo Belzarena In this work, a social welfare maximization problem is solved to determine the optimal scheduling of end-user controllable loads, smart appliances, and energy storage. The framework considers multiple retail energy suppliers as well as the AC...
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Article Type: Research Papers
J. Eng. Sustain. Bldgs. Cities. May 2020, 1(2): 021005.
Paper No: JESBC-19-1094
Published Online: April 27, 2020
.... An optimization algorithm was developed and tested for multiple PV panel configurations based in Dubai Water and Electricity Authority’s (DEWA) outdoor test facility (OTF) solar lab. The algorithm’s input included electricity production, soiling rates (SRs), electricity price, and cleaning costs. The output...
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Article Type: Research Papers
J. Eng. Sustain. Bldgs. Cities. February 2020, 1(1): 011007.
Paper No: JESBC-19-1134
Published Online: January 14, 2020
... in implementation are determining optimal controller gains and accounting for time delays. In Ref. [ 30 ], a commercial VAV HVAC system was experimentally shown to be capable of following a frequency regulation signal through control of the fan. The signal was first filtered to exclude low frequencies and high...
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Article Type: Research Papers
J. Eng. Sustain. Bldgs. Cities. February 2020, 1(1): 011008.
Paper No: JESBC-19-1135
Published Online: January 14, 2020
... in Tunisia using detailed simulation analyses. The analysis approach used in this study is illustrated in Fig. 10 and considers simulation and optimization techniques described in more details in reported studies [ 10 , 11 ]. In this section, only the main findings are briefly summarized in order...
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Article Type: Research Papers
J. Eng. Sustain. Bldgs. Cities. February 2020, 1(1): 011006.
Paper No: JESBC-19-1114
Published Online: January 3, 2020
... residential households from 2017 located in Texas was used. The study proposed the clustered load-profile method (CLPM) to classify residential customers based on their electricity load profiles in combination with a dynamic program for DR scheduling to optimize DR profits. The main conclusions...
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Article Type: Research Papers
J. Eng. Sustain. Bldgs. Cities. February 2020, 1(1): 011001.
Paper No: JESBC-19-1041
Published Online: October 10, 2019
...Kamran Fouladi; Joseph Schaadt The energy consumption for cooling electronic equipment in data centers using central systems is significant and will continue to rise. The motivation of the present research study is based on the need to determine optimization strategies to improve and optimize...