BROWNLEE., A.E.I., WRIGHT, J.A.and MOURSHED, M., 2011. A multi-objective window optimisation problem. IN: Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO) 2011, Dublin, Ireland, 12-16th July, 2pp.
We present an optimisation problem which seeks to locate
the Pareto-optimal front of building window and shading designs
minimising two objectives: projected energy use of the
operational building and its construction cost. This problem
is of particular interest because it has many variable
interactions and each function evaluation is relatively timeconsuming.
It also makes use of a freely-available building
simulation program EnergyPlus which may be used in many
other building design optimisation problems.
We describe the problem and report the results of experiments
comparing the performance of a number of existing
multi-objective evolutionary algorithms applied to it. We
conclude that this represents a promising real-world application