Blum, David, Jorissen, Filip, Huang, Sen, Arroyo, Javier, Benne, Kyle, Li, Yanfei, Gavan, Valentin, Rivalin, Lisa, Helsen, Lieve, Vrabie, Draguna, Wetter, Michael, and Sofos, Marina
Advanced control strategies are becoming increasinglynecessary in buildings in order to meet and balancerequirements for energy efficiency, demand flexibility,and occupant comfort. Additional development andwidespread adoption of emerging control strategies,however, ultimately require low implementation costs toreduce payback period and verified performance to gaincontrol vendor, building owner, and operator trust. Thisis difficult in an already first-cost driven and risk-averseindustry. Recent innovations in building simulation cansignificantly aid in meeting these requirements andspurring innovation at early stages of development byevaluating performance, comparing state-of-the-art tonew strategies, providing installation experience, andtesting controller implementations. This paper presentsthe development of a simulation framework consisting oftest cases and software platform for the testing ofadvanced control strategies (BOPTEST - BuildingOptimization Performance Test). The objectives andrequirements of the framework, components of a test case,and proposed software platform architecture aredescribed, and the framework is demonstrated with aprototype implementation and example test case.
Davidse, Max, overige, C.S.H. (Christine), de, Lille, lector, Stomph, Sander, overige, and Klitsie, Joannes Barend, overige
organisation, agility, fundamentals, framework, prototypes, organisatie, and wendbaarheid
In our current and turbulent times, it is clear that some sort of organisational agility, in which-ever way achieved, is necessary to survive and thrive as an organisation. The question is how to achieve such manoeuvrability. We propose the use of design (thinking), with a focus on prototyping to iteratively develop greater organisational agility. Based on literature research into the circumstance that drive change, design, prototyping and a number of organisations that seem to have incorporated the right tactics, as well as observations made at a change-programme for a large Dutch corporate, we have developed a model to guide this process. The model proposes that an organisation should focus on developing a shared sense of purpose, to guide all its undertakings. Afterwards, employees should collaborate on iteratively creating the right (digital & physical) environments, culture and personal grounding for them and the organisation, to be able to achieve this purpose. Based on certain (dynamic) criteria and these various domains, personal responsibilities (action agendas) may constantly evolve and keep the organisation agile. This paper explains the reasoning behind the model and calls for further experimentation to take place to verify its effectiveness. LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/christine-de-lille-8039372/