A novel smart framework for optimal design of green roofs in buildings conforming with energy conservation and thermal comfort

Mousavi, SeyedehNiloufar, Gheibi, Mohammad, Wacławek, Stanisław and Behzadian, Kourosh ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1459-8408 (2023) A novel smart framework for optimal design of green roofs in buildings conforming with energy conservation and thermal comfort. Energy and Buildings, 291. p. 113111. ISSN 0378-7788

[thumbnail of S._Mousavi_et_al._2023_j.enbuild._A_novel_smart_framework_for_optimal_design_of_green_roofs_in_buildings_conforming_with_energy_conservation_and_thermal_comfort.pdf]
S._Mousavi_et_al._2023_j.enbuild._A_novel_smart_framework_for_optimal_design_of_green_roofs_in_buildings_conforming_with_energy_conservation_and_thermal_comfort.pdf - Published Version
Available under License Creative Commons Attribution.

Download (8MB) | Preview


The rise in greenhouse gas emissions in cities and the excessive consumption of fossil energy resources has made the development of green spaces, such as green roofs, an increasingly important focus in urban areas. This study proposes a novel smart energy-comfort system for green roofs in housing estates that utilises integrated machine learning (ML), DesignBuilder (DB) software and Taguchi design computations for optimising green roof design and operation in buildings. The optimisation process maximises energy conservation and thermal comfort of the green roof buildings for effective parameters of green roofs including Leaf Area Index (P1), leaf reflectivity (P2), leaf emissivity (P3), and stomatal resistance (P4). The optimal solutions can result in a 12.8% increase in comfort hours and a 14% reduction in energy consumption compared to the base case. The ML analysis revealed that the adaptive network-based fuzzy inference system is the most appropriate method for predicting Energy-Comfort functions based on effective parameters, with a correlation coefficient greater than 97%. This novel smart framework for the optimal design of green roofs in buildings offers an innovative approach to achieving energy conservation and thermal comfort in urban areas.

Item Type: Article
Identifier: 10.1016/j.enbuild.2023.113111
Keywords: Energy conservation, Fuzzy logic, Green roof optimisation, Neural network, Thermal comfort
Subjects: Construction and engineering > Civil and environmental engineering
Related URLs:
Depositing User: Kourosh Behzadian
Date Deposited: 17 May 2023 22:19
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2024 16:14
URI: https://repository.uwl.ac.uk/id/eprint/9945


Downloads per month over past year

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item