Co-zyBench: Using Co-Simulation and Digital Twins to Benchmark Thermal Comfort Provision in Smart Buildings

Co-zyBench is a comprehensive benchmark for evaluating thermal comfort provision systems. Co-zyBench is based on a co-simulation approach that is able to realistically simulate both Building Digital Twin for the building and HVAC system, but also Occupant Digital, Twin for the occupants and their dynamic thermal preference response to changes in temperature in different spaces. The benchmark includes a set of metrics that consider energy consumption, thermal comfort, and fairness towards the occupants. Additionally, users can customize the Digital Twins in case they need to do evaluations in their own building or occupant scenarios. More details about this benchmark is included in our paper, we will add our paper here once it gets published.

Georgios Bouloukakis
Associate Professor

My research interests include middleware, internet of things, distributed systems.