NEAPOLI has developed a suite of 3D environmental analysis tools that allow for parametric optimisation studies of building performance. The optimisation models can identify and evaluate alternative designs and operating policies, comparing their predicted performance with the desired goals or objectives. Examples of parameters are:
A building’s performance can then assessed according to several performance criteria. Multi- objective optimisation is also possible, allowing NEAPOLI to simultaneously optimise different parameters against several performance criteria:
The integration of energy and daylight simulations with occupant thermal comfort analyses allows NEAPOLI to optimise both building design performance and operational performance.