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Retrofitting existing office buildings towards life-cycle net-zero energy and carbon (2022)
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Luo, X. (2022). Retrofitting existing office buildings towards life-cycle net-zero energy and carbon. Sustainable Cities and Society, 83, Article 103956. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scs.2022.103956

Background Energy devices for achieving net-zero operating energy and carbon generally entails additional embodied energy and carbon during the production and disposal stages. For a building to be considered as truly life-cycle net-zero, the energy... Read More about Retrofitting existing office buildings towards life-cycle net-zero energy and carbon.

Life cycle optimisation of building retrofitting considering climate change effects (2022)
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Luo, X. J., & Oyedele, L. O. (2022). Life cycle optimisation of building retrofitting considering climate change effects. Energy and Buildings, 258, 111830. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enbuild.2022.111830

Novelty: Climate change has significant impacts on building energy performance. A novel life cycle optimisation strategy is developed for determining optimal retrofitting solutions for office buildings with climate change effects taken into considera... Read More about Life cycle optimisation of building retrofitting considering climate change effects.

A self-adaptive deep learning model for building electricity load prediction with moving horizon (2022)
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Luo, X., & Oyedele, L. (2022). A self-adaptive deep learning model for building electricity load prediction with moving horizon. Machine Learning with Applications, 7, Article 100257. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.mlwa.2022.100257

A self-adaptive deep learning model powered by ranking selection-based particle swarm optimisation (RSPSO) is developed to predict electricity load in buildings with moving horizons. The main features of the load prediction model include its self-ada... Read More about A self-adaptive deep learning model for building electricity load prediction with moving horizon.

Integrated life-cycle optimisation and supply-side management for building retrofitting (2021)
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Luo, X., & Oyedele, L. O. (2022). Integrated life-cycle optimisation and supply-side management for building retrofitting. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 154, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rser.2021.111827

Building retrofitting is a powerful approach to enhance building energy performance. The net-zero ambition urges the need to renovate building energy system in view of the life-cycle optimal, to address climate and environmental challenges. Existing... Read More about Integrated life-cycle optimisation and supply-side management for building retrofitting.

Assessment and optimisation of life cycle environment, economy and energy for building retrofitting (2021)
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Luo, X. J., & Oyedele, L. O. (2021). Assessment and optimisation of life cycle environment, economy and energy for building retrofitting. Energy for Sustainable Development, 65, 77-100. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.esd.2021.10.002

Building retrofitting plays a vital role in realising net-zero carbon ambition. Conventional retrofitting solutions are generally based upon decreasing operating energy usage or corresponding costs. However, many of these would increase the embodied... Read More about Assessment and optimisation of life cycle environment, economy and energy for building retrofitting.

Forecasting building energy consumption: Adaptive long-short term memory neural networks driven by genetic algorithm (2021)
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Luo, X., & Oyedele, L. O. (2021). Forecasting building energy consumption: Adaptive long-short term memory neural networks driven by genetic algorithm. Advanced Engineering Informatics, 50, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.aei.2021.101357

The real-world building can be regarded as a comprehensive energy engineering system; its actual energy consumption depends on complex affecting factors, including various weather data and time signature. Accurate energy consumption forecasting and e... Read More about Forecasting building energy consumption: Adaptive long-short term memory neural networks driven by genetic algorithm.

A data-driven life-cycle optimisation approach for building retrofitting: A comprehensive assessment on economy, energy and environment (2021)
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Luo, X. J., & Oyedele, L. O. (2021). A data-driven life-cycle optimisation approach for building retrofitting: A comprehensive assessment on economy, energy and environment. Journal of Building Engineering, 43, Article 102934. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jobe.2021.102934

A novel data-driven life-cycle optimisation approach is proposed for building retrofitting. The innovation points include big-data information, integrated retrofitting design, and life-cycle optimisation through a comprehensive assessment of the econ... Read More about A data-driven life-cycle optimisation approach for building retrofitting: A comprehensive assessment on economy, energy and environment.

Life cycle assessment approach for renewable multi-energy system: A comprehensive analysis (2020)
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Luo, X., Oyedele, L. O., Owolabi, H. A., Bilal, M., Ajayi, A. O., & Akinade, O. O. (2020). Life cycle assessment approach for renewable multi-energy system: A comprehensive analysis. Energy Conversion and Management, 224, Article 113354. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enconman.2020.113354

In response to the gradual degradation of natural sources, there is a growing interest in adopting renewable resources for various building energy supply. In this study, a comprehensive life cycle assessment approach is proposed for a renewable multi... Read More about Life cycle assessment approach for renewable multi-energy system: A comprehensive analysis.

Genetic algorithm-determined deep feedforward neural network architecture for predicting electricity consumption in real buildings (2020)
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Luo, X. J., Oyedele, L. O., Ajayi, A. O., Akinade, O. O., Delgado, J. M. D., Owolabi, H. A., & Ahmed, A. (2020). Genetic algorithm-determined deep feedforward neural network architecture for predicting electricity consumption in real buildings. Energy and AI, 2, Article 100015. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.egyai.2020.100015

A genetic algorithm-determined deep feedforward neural network architecture (GA-DFNN) is proposed for both day-ahead hourly and week-ahead daily electricity consumption of a real-world campus building in the United Kingdom. Due to the comprehensive r... Read More about Genetic algorithm-determined deep feedforward neural network architecture for predicting electricity consumption in real buildings.

Comparative study of machine learning-based multi-objective prediction framework for multiple building energy loads (2020)
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Luo, X. J., Oyedele, L. O., Ajayi, A. O., & Akinade, O. O. (2020). Comparative study of machine learning-based multi-objective prediction framework for multiple building energy loads. Sustainable Cities and Society, 61, Article 102283. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scs.2020.102283

Buildings are one of the significant sources of energy consumption and greenhouse gas emission in urban areas all over the world. Lighting control and building integrated photovoltaic (BIPV) are two effective measures in reducing overall primary ener... Read More about Comparative study of machine learning-based multi-objective prediction framework for multiple building energy loads.

Feature extraction and genetic algorithm enhanced adaptive deep neural network for energy consumption prediction in buildings (2020)
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Luo, X. J., Oyedele, L. O., Ajayi, A. O., Akinade, O. O., Owolabi, H. A., & Ahmed, A. (2020). Feature extraction and genetic algorithm enhanced adaptive deep neural network for energy consumption prediction in buildings. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 131, Article 109980. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rser.2020.109980

Accurate forecast of energy consumption is essential in building energy management. Owing to the variation of outdoor weather condition among different seasons, year-round historical weather profile is needed to investigate its feature thoroughly. Da... Read More about Feature extraction and genetic algorithm enhanced adaptive deep neural network for energy consumption prediction in buildings.

A novel clustering-enhanced adaptive artificial neural network model for predicting day-ahead building cooling demand (2020)
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Luo, X. J. (2020). A novel clustering-enhanced adaptive artificial neural network model for predicting day-ahead building cooling demand. Journal of Building Engineering, 32, Article 101504. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jobe.2020.101504

To accurately predict hourly day-ahead building cooling demand, year-round historical weather profile needs to be evaluated. The daily weather profiles among different time periods result in various features of historical datasets. The different appr... Read More about A novel clustering-enhanced adaptive artificial neural network model for predicting day-ahead building cooling demand.

Two-stage capacity optimization approach of multi-energy system considering its optimal operation (2020)
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Luo, X. J., Oyedele, L. O., Akinade, O. O., & Ajayi, A. O. (2020). Two-stage capacity optimization approach of multi-energy system considering its optimal operation. Energy and AI, 1, Article 100005. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.egyai.2020.100005

With the depletion of fossil fuel and climate change, multi-energy systems have attracted widespread attention in buildings. Multi-energy systems, fuelled by renewable energy, including solar and biomass energy, are gaining increasing adoption in com... Read More about Two-stage capacity optimization approach of multi-energy system considering its optimal operation.

3D pattern identification approach for cooling load profiles in different buildings (2020)
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Luo, X. J., Oyedele, L. O., Akinade, O., & Ajayi, A. O. (2020). 3D pattern identification approach for cooling load profiles in different buildings. Journal of Building Engineering, 31, Article 101339. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jobe.2020.101339

© 2020 Elsevier Ltd Building energy conservation has gained increasing concern owing to its large portion of energy consumption and great potential of energy saving. In-depth understanding of representative patterns of daily cooling load profile will... Read More about 3D pattern identification approach for cooling load profiles in different buildings.

Development of an IoT-based big data platform for day-ahead prediction of building heating and cooling demands (2019)
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Luo, X. J., Oyedele, L. O., Ajayi, A. O., Monyei, C. G., Akinade, O. O., & Akanbi, L. A. (2019). Development of an IoT-based big data platform for day-ahead prediction of building heating and cooling demands. Advanced Engineering Informatics, 41, Article 100926. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.aei.2019.100926

© 2019 Elsevier Ltd The emerging technologies of the Internet of Things (IoT) and big data can be utilised to derive knowledge and support applications for energy-efficient buildings. Effective prediction of heating and cooling demands is fundamental... Read More about Development of an IoT-based big data platform for day-ahead prediction of building heating and cooling demands.

Investigation on part-load performances of combined cooling and power system primed by solid oxide fuel cell with different bottoming cycles (2019)
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Luo, X. J., & Fong, K. F. (2019). Investigation on part-load performances of combined cooling and power system primed by solid oxide fuel cell with different bottoming cycles. Journal of Power Sources, 429, 127-148. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpowsour.2019.04.095

© 2019 Elsevier B.V. In hot-humid cities, conventional trigeneration can be reduced to combined cooling and power system. Solid oxide fuel cell is a high-temperature prime mover with high electrical efficiency, its efficiency may be further boosted u... Read More about Investigation on part-load performances of combined cooling and power system primed by solid oxide fuel cell with different bottoming cycles.

Benchmarks for energy access: Policy vagueness and incoherence as barriers to sustainable electrification of the global south (2019)
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Monyei, C. G., Oyedele, L. O., Akinade, O. O., Ajayi, A. O., & Luo, X. J. (2019). Benchmarks for energy access: Policy vagueness and incoherence as barriers to sustainable electrification of the global south. Energy Research and Social Science, 54, 113-116. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.erss.2019.04.005

© 2019 The unavailability of tangible policy benchmarks continues to mitigate against sustainable electrification in the global south. Furthermore, incoherent policy benchmarks as to what should constitute clean energy allow for varying interpretatio... Read More about Benchmarks for energy access: Policy vagueness and incoherence as barriers to sustainable electrification of the global south.

Development of integrated demand and supply side management strategy of multi-energy system for residential building application (2019)
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Luo, X. J., & Fong, K. F. (2019). Development of integrated demand and supply side management strategy of multi-energy system for residential building application. Applied Energy, 242, 570-587. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apenergy.2019.03.149

© 2019 Elsevier Ltd The multi-energy system that contains the highly coupled energy supply equipment units can be adopted to simultaneously satisfy the cooling, heating and electrical energy demands. Owing to the complex nature of multiple supplies a... Read More about Development of integrated demand and supply side management strategy of multi-energy system for residential building application.

Development of clustering-based sensor fault detection and diagnosis strategy for chilled water system (2019)
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Luo, X. J., Fong, K. F., Sun, Y. J., & Leung, M. K. (2019). Development of clustering-based sensor fault detection and diagnosis strategy for chilled water system. Energy and Buildings, 186, 17-36. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enbuild.2019.01.006

This paper presents a new clustering-based sensor fault detection and diagnosis (SFDD) strategy for chilled water system. For data clustering, k-means algorithm was used and the optimal quantity of clusters was determined by Davis-Bouldin value. With... Read More about Development of clustering-based sensor fault detection and diagnosis strategy for chilled water system.

Design optimisation and performance appraisal of a combined cooling, heating and power system primed with Maisotsenko combustion turbine cycle (2018)
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Zhu, G., Chow, T. T., Fong, K. F., Lee, C. K., & Luo, X. J. (2018). Design optimisation and performance appraisal of a combined cooling, heating and power system primed with Maisotsenko combustion turbine cycle. Energy Conversion and Management, 177, 91-106. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enconman.2018.09.048

© 2018 Elsevier Ltd Buildings are the significant primary energy consumption and pollutant emission contributors in a modern city. Distributed multi-generation systems such as combined cooling, heating and power (CCHP) systems are considered an alter... Read More about Design optimisation and performance appraisal of a combined cooling, heating and power system primed with Maisotsenko combustion turbine cycle.