Energy saving potential of long-term climate adaptive greenhouse shells

Chulsung Lee, Daniel Cóstola, Roel C.G.M. Loonen, Jan L.M. Hensen

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Abstract

This paper describes yearly and monthly optimization of greenhouse shells. Simulations adopt a validated building energy simulation program, adapted and re-validated for simulation of commercial greenhouses, including a tomato crop model. The work focuses on multi-objective optimization of thermal and optical greenhouse shell properties using a genetic algorithm. Analysis of optimization results is supported by sensitivity analyses. The paper concludes that monthly adaptation of greenhouse shells provides little improvement in the crop production and energy performance of the greenhouse when compared to the yearly optimized greenhouse. In the case of adaptable shells, however, high-performance low-energy greenhouses can be achieved at a relatively low level of complexity.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of BS 2013
Subtitle of host publication13th Conference of the International Building Performance Simulation Association
Pages954-961
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Event13th Conference of the International Building Performance Simulation Association, BS 2013 - Chambery, France
Duration: 26 Aug 201328 Aug 2013

Conference

Conference13th Conference of the International Building Performance Simulation Association, BS 2013
CountryFrance
CityChambery
Period26/08/1328/08/13

Keywords

  • greenhouse shells
  • energy consumption
  • low-energy greenhouses

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    Lee, C., Cóstola, D., Loonen, R. C. G. M., & Hensen, J. L. M. (2013). Energy saving potential of long-term climate adaptive greenhouse shells. In Proceedings of BS 2013 : 13th Conference of the International Building Performance Simulation Association (pp. 954-961)