Artifact: Co-zyBench: A Thermal Comfort Provision Benchmark for Smart Buildings


This paper presents a documentation and testing artifact for Co-zyBench, a benchmarking platform to evaluate and optimize thermal comfort provision systems in smart buildings. Co-zyBench is based on a co-simulation middleware that mediates between a Digital Twin (DT) of the smart building and HVAC system and a DT of the occupants of the building that simulates their dynamic thermal preference in different spaces. The DTs that support Co-zyBench are generated based on information about the space in which the thermal comfort system has to be evaluated. Co-zyBench includes a set of metrics that consider energy consumption, thermal comfort, and equality towards the occupants. Also, the benchmark includes a set of DTs based on standard buildings and HVAC systems and occupants.

IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications Workshops and other Affiliated Events (PerCom Workshops)
Jun Ma
PhD Student (Télécom SudParis / CSC)