A Simulation Tool for Renewable Energy Supported Buildings

Kuru M., Gökçül F., Ölmez B. B., Eicker U., BAKER D. K., Güğül G. N., ...More

5th International Conference on Building Energy and Environment, COBEE 2022, Montreal, Canada, 25 - 29 July 2022, pp.1041-1050 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/978-981-19-9822-5_110
  • City: Montreal
  • Country: Canada
  • Page Numbers: pp.1041-1050
  • Keywords: Green building, Optimization, Renewable energy system, Software development
  • Yıldız Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Many software have been developed to analyze buildings and renewable energy systems. Generally, more than one software is used for the visual interface, energy simulation, optimization, and modeling of renewable energy systems in energy analysis studies. In this study, a novel web-based green building energy modeling software with layered architecture is developed to estimate the energy demand of buildings, make passive house analyses, and model renewable energy systems in buildings. Requests and responses between the user and application programming interface communicate using JavaScript Object Notation format. For the web frontend, libraries with visualization are used together with React, which is a JavaScript library created by Facebook. The developed software is free, open source and has it own visual interface. The developed software eliminates the requirement for more than one software in the analysis of standard/passive buildings with low/zero energy consumption. The developed software was verified using electricity consumption and production data of a positive energy passive building located in Turkey.