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Andrés Felipe Barco Santa

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  • Building renovation adopts mass customization: Configuring insulating envelopes

    References :
    Andrés Felipe Barco Santa, Élise Vareilles, Paul Gaborit, and Michel Aldanondo. « Building renovation adopts mass customization: Configuring insulating envelopes ». In: Journal of Intelligent Information Systems 49.1 (Aug 2017). pp. 119--146. ISSN: 0925-9902, 1573-7675. DOI: 10.1007/s10844-016-0431-6.
    This work is motivated by an industrial need of manufacturing façades insulating envelopes in order to reduce energy consumption in residential buildings. An insulating envelope is a configuration of a set of rectangular panels that respects a set of limitations. Due to the number of façades to be renovated and the number of possible configurations for a single façade, the envelope configuration is both a mass customization problem as well as a combinatorial one. The paper then introduces a decision support system based on the framework of constraint satisfaction, as it fits neatly the constrained nature of the problem. Two configuration tasks have been identified as prerequisite to envelopes configurations: (1) the configuration of a questionnaire for information inputs and (2) the configuration of a constraint satisfaction problem for each one of the façades to be renovated. The system architecture promotes maintenance, modularity and efficiency as different configuration tasks are divided into web-services. Conception and implementation of the massive building thermal renovation are then supported.