A notable portion of the total primary energy is consumed by today’s buildings in developed countries. In recent years, decision makers and planners are facing increased pressure to respond more effectively to a number of energy-related issues and conflicts. Therefore, this article strives to make a technical review of all relevant research applying simulation-based optimization methods to sustainable building design problems. A summary of the application of common heuristic and meta-heuristic methods to different fields of sustainable building design is given.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Artificial Intelligence