Energy Performance Simulation and Evaluation of Various Construction Types for a Residential Building (International ODOO Project)

  • Norbert HarmathyEmail author
  • Jenő Kontra
  • Vera Murgul
  • Zoltán Magyar
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 692)


The Hungarian ODOO residential building project has achieved an outstanding result on the international Solar Decathlon Competition which is an international innovation competition between the best universities all around the world, organized by the U.S. Department of Energy and the Spanish Government since 2002. The goal of the contest is to popularize the usage of solar energy in architectural solutions and to call into being the social and market support of green technologies. The Hungarian ODOO project according to the total scoring reached the 6th place from 18 participant countries. In the categories of Engineering and construction, and Comfort conditions it won the 2nd place and in energy efficiency category the 3rd place.

The presented research motivation was to investigate the efficient utilization of the existing ODOO building and to assess project quality from the aspect of energy efficiency, building construction characteristics and envelope glazing properties. In order to achieve a detailed understanding of the energy demands and construction-component-operation interaction we utilized multi-zone energy modeling and dynamic energy simulation software. The results presented that the final energy performance can be strategically influenced if a synergetic and deterministic methodological approach is applied.


Energy management Transport buildings and structures Energy performance simulation 



This article is linked to the “Solar Decathlon Competition for investigating efficient utilization of the BME ODOO project’s professional objectives”. The project is supported by the New Széchenyi Plan ED_13-1-2013-0005 program.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Building Energetics and Building Service Engineering, Faculty of ArchitectureBudapest University of Technology and EconomicsBudapestHungary
  2. 2.Moscow State University of Civil EngineeringMoscowRussia
  3. 3.Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic UniversitySt. PetersburgRussia

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