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OPTIMAL SELECTION OF BUILDING COMPONENTS USING SEQUENTIAL DESIGN VIA STATISTICAL BASED SURROGATE MODELS

United States Patent Application

20140365180
A1
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A surrogate model to a building simulation model is built and used for finding a combination of building components that optimize energy use in a building. The surrogate model may be built iteratively using design points comprising a different combination of building product properties that maximize a predefined expected improvement function.
Lam, Khee Poh (Pittsburgh, PA), Lee, Young Min (Old Westbury, NY), Liu, Fei (Scarsdale, NY), Snowdon, Jane L. (Greenwich, CT), Yang, Jeaha (Stamford, CT), Zhang, Rui (Ossining, NY)
Carnegie Mellon University (Pittsburgh PA), International Business Machines Corporation (Armonk NY)
13/ 910,251
June 5, 2013
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT [0001] This invention was made with Government support under Contract No.: 4352-IBM-DOE-4261 awarded by Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in this invention.