Dear Ladybug community,
I would like to share my latest publication entitled “Analysis of the impact of automatic shading control scenarios on occupant’s comfort and energy load” in Applied Energy (IF: 8.84). This paper aims to compare five different open-loop and closed-loop automated shading controls and their impacts on occupant’s thermal/visual comfort and energy loads in an air-conditioned single office space through a brute-force approach. The simulations were done by creating a live linkage between Honeybee and EMS of EnergyPlus for a parametric study.
•Conducting a brute-force method to assess the impact of automated shading controls in 9 climate zones across the world
•Three environmental parameters are significantly effective on results.
•Higher improvements are observed in cities with high environmental variations.
•In the case of targeting a single objective an open-loop control mechanism performed better.
•Activation thresholds have the least impact on indoor operative temperature.
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