Yi@jeplus.org

Publications (2000 - present)


Refereed journal papers

Ji, Y., Korolija, I. & Zhang, Y., 2018. Thermal responses of single zone offices on existing near-extreme summer weather data. Building Simulation, 11(1), pp.15–35. link

Ji, Y., Zhang, Y., Korolija, I., Futcher, J. (2016) “Design summer year weather - outdoor warmth ranking metrics and their numerical verification”, Building Services Engineering Research and Technology, vol.37(6): 639-663. link

Calleja Rodríguez, G., Carrillo Andrés, A., Domínguez Muñoz, F., Cejudo López, J.M. and Zhang, Y. 2013. Uncertainties and sensitivity analysis in building energy simulation using macroparameters. Energy and Buildings 67(0), pp. 79–87. link

Korolija, I., Zhang, Y., Marjanovic-Halburd, L., Hanby, V. I. (2013) “Regression models for predicting UK office building energy consumption from heating and cooling demands”, Energy and Buildings, Volume 59, April 2013, Pages 214-227, ISSN 0378-7788, link

Korolija, I., Marjanovic-Halburd, L., Zhang, Y., Hanby, V. I. (2013) “UK office buildings archetypal model as methodological approach in development of regression models for predicting building energy consumption from heating and cooling demands”, Energy and Buildings, Volume 60, May 2013, Pages 152-162, ISSN 0378-7788, link

Korolija, I., Marjanovic-Halburd, L., Zhang, Y., Hanby, V. I. (2011) “Influence of building parameters and HVAC systems coupling on building energy performance.” Energy and Buildings 43(6): 1247-1253 link

Wright, J. A., Zhang, Y. (2008) “The Minimum Capacity of HVAC Secondary Systems (with Capacity Reduction by Inter-zonal Air-flow)”, HVAC&R Research, Vol. 14(3):397-416 link

Wright, J. A., Zhang, Y. (2008) “Evolutionary Synthesis of HVAC System Configurations: Experimental Results”, HVAC&R Research, Vol. 14(1):57-72, link

Wright, J. A., Zhang, Y., Angelov, P.P., Buswell, R. A., Hanby, V. I. (2008) “Evolutionary Synthesis of HVAC System Configurations: Algorithm Development (RP1049)”, HVAC&R Research, Vol. 14(1):33-55, link

Zhang, Y., Wright, J. A., Hanby, V. I. (2006) “Energy aspects of HVAC system configurations – problem definition and test cases”, HVAC&R Research Special Issue, Vol. 12(3c):871-888, ISSN: 1078-9669, link

Zhang, Y., Hanby, V. I. (2006) “Model-Based Control of Renewable Energy Systems in Buildings”, HVAC&R Research Special Issue, Vol. 12(3a):577-598, ISSN: 1078-9669 link


Book chapters

Angelov, P.P., Zhang, Y., Wright, J.A., (2005), “Optimal Design Synthesis of Component-based Systems using Intelligent Techniques”, Do Smart Adaptive Systems Exist?, Gabrys, B., Leiviska, K., Strackeljan, J. (eds), Springer, pp. 267-283, ISBN: 3-540-24077-8, link

Angelov, P. P., Zhang, Y., Wright, J. A., Hanby, V. I., Buswell, R. A. (2003) “Automatic Design Synthesis and Optimization of Component-based Systems by Evolutionary Algorithms”, Lecture Notes in Computer Science Vol. 2724 Genetic and Evolutionary Computation – GECCO 2003, Cantu-Paz, E. et al (Eds), Springer-Verlag , 2003, pp. 1938-1950, ISBN: 978-3-540-40603-7, link


Refereed conference papers

Zhang, Y., Jankovic, L. (2017) “An Interactive Optimisation Engine for Building Energy Performance Simulation”, Proceedings of the 15th IBPSA Conference, San Francisco, CA, USA, Aug. 7-9, 2017 link

Larambula, R., Naboni, E., Barzon, F., & Zhang, Y. (2017). Optimization Tools for Building Energy Model Calibration. Energy Procedia, 111, pp.1060–1069 link

Melo, A. P., Lamberts, L., Versage, R. S., Zhang, Y. (2015) “Is Thermal Insulation Always Beneficial in Hot Climate?” in Proceedings of BS2015: 14th Conference of International Building Performance Simulation Association, Dec. 7-9, 2015, Hyderabad, India pdf

Naboni, E., Malcangia, A., Zhang, Y., Barzon, F. 2015. Designing beyond BR10 and Passivhaus Standard prescriptions with the use of Genetic Energy Optimisation, in 7. Passivhus Norden - Sustainable Cities and Buildings, 20-21 August 2015, Copenhagen.

Naboni, E., Malcangia, A., Zhang, Y., Barzon, F. 2015. Defining The Energy Saving Potential of Architectural Design, in 7th International Conference on Sustainability in Energy and Buildings, 1-3 July 2015, Lisbon, Portugal. link

Basurra, S., Jankovic, L. and Zhang, Y. 2014. Development of an Expert System for Zero Carbon Design and Retrofit of Buildings. In Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Zero Carbon Buildings Today and in the Future, Birmingham City University, 11-12 September 2014.

Ordoñez, A., Carreras, J., Korolija, I., Zhang, Y., Coronas, A. 2014. Impact Of Building Geometry On Its Energy Performance Depending On Climate Zones. In: BSO 14 - Building Simulation and Optimisation, the second IBPSA England conference, 23-24 June 2014, UCL, London pdf

Zhang, Y., Tindale, A., Garcia, A.O., Korolija, I. and Tresidder, E. G. 2013. How to integrate optimization into building design practice: lessons learnt from a design optimization competition. In: BS 2013 - 13th Int. IBPSA Conference. 25-28 August, Chambery, France. pdf

Korolija, I. and Zhang, Y. 2013. Impact of model simplification on energy and comfort analysis for dwellings. In: BS 2013 - 13th Int. IBPSA Conference. 25-28 August, Chambery, France. pdf

Naboni, E., Maccarini, A., Korolija, I. and Zhang, Y. 2013. Comparison of conventional, parametric and evolutionary optimisation approaches for the architectural design of nearly zero energy buildings. In: BS 2013 - 13th Int. IBPSA Conference. 25-28 August, Chambery, France. pdf

Wright, A.J., Korolija, I. and Zhang, Y. 2013. Optimization of dwelling design under current and future climates using evolutionary algorithms in EnergyPlus. In: CIBSE Technical Symposium 2013. 11-12 April, Liverpool, UK. pdf

Naboni, E.; Zhang, Y.; Maccarini, A.; Hirsch, E.; Lezzi, D., (2013) “Extending the use of parametric simulation in practice through a cloud based online service”, 1st IBPSA-Italy Conference: Building Simulation Applications (BSA 2013), Bosen-Bolzano, Italy, 30/01-01/02, 2013 pdf

Tresidder, E., Zhang, Y. Forrester, A. I. J. (2012) “Acceleration of building design optimisation through the use of Kriging surrogate models”, BSO12: First Building Simulation and Optimization Conference, Loughborough, UK, 10-11 September 2012 pdf (393.08 KiB, 8 downloads)

Labus, J., Korolija, I., Marjanovic-Halburd, L., Zhang, Y., Coronas, A. (2012) “ANN application to modeling and control of small absorption chillers”, BSO12: First Building Simulation and Optimization Conference, Loughborough, UK, 10-11 September 2012 pdf (484.74 KiB, 14 downloads)

Zhang, Y. (2012) “Use jEPlus as an efficient building design optimisation tool”, CIBSE ASHRAE Technical Symposium, Imperial College, London UK – 18 and 19 April, 2012, London link

Tresidder, E.G., Zhang, Y., Forrester, A.,(2011) “Optimisation of low-energy building design using surrogate models”, BS2011 - 12th Conference of International Building Performance Simulation Association, Sydney, 14-16 November link

Wölki, D., van Treeck, C., Zhang, Y., Stratbücker, S., Bolineni, S.R., Holm, A. (2011) “Individualisation of virtual thermal manikin models for predicting thermophysical responses”, in Proceeding of: Indoor Air Conference, June, 2011, Austin, TX link

Zhang, Y., Korolija, I (2010) “Performing complex parametric simulations with jEPlus”, SET2010 - 9th International Conference on Sustainable Energy Technologies, 24-27 August 2010, Shanghai, China pdf (444.89 KiB, 8 downloads)

Novieto, D.T., Zhang, Y. (2010) “Towards thermal comfort prediction for the older population: a review of aging effect on the human body”, Proceedings of Conference: IESD PhD Conference: Energy and Sustainable Development, Institute of Energy and Sustainable Development, Queens Building, De Montfort University, Leicester, UK, 21 May 2010 pdf

Korolija, I., Hanby, V.I., Zhang, Y., Marjanovic-Halburd, L. (2010) “HVAC Systems Energy Demand vs. Building Energy Demand”, Proceedings of Conference: IESD PhD Conference: Energy and Sustainable Development, Institute of Energy and Sustainable Development, Queens Building, De Montfort University, Leicester, UK, 21 May 2010 pdf

Zhang, Y. (2009) “‘Parallel’ EnergyPlus and the development of a parametric analysis tool”, IBPSA BS2009, 27–30 July 2009, Glasgow, UK pdf

Korolija, I., Y. Zhang, L. Marjanovic-Halburd, V. Hanby (2009). Selecting HVAC Systems for Typical UK Office Buildings. ISHVAC 2009 - The 6th International Symposium on Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning. Nanjing, China. 1: 388-396.

Zhang, Y., Novieto, D.T., Ji, Y. (2009) “Human Environmental Heat Transfer Simulation With CFD – The Advances And Challenges”, IBPSA BS2009, 27–30 July 2009, Glasgow, UK pdf

Korolija, I., Hanby, V., Marjanovic-Halburd, L., Zhang, Y. (2008). “A Comparison of the ASHRAE Secondary HVAC Toolkit Detailed and Simple Cooling Coil Models with Manufacturers’ Data”. IIR 2008 - HVAC Energy Efficiency Best Practice Conference. Melbourne, Australia

Zhang, Y., Yang, T. (2008) “Simulation of Human Thermal Responses in a Confined Space”, Indoor Air 2008, 17 – 22 August 2008, Copenhagen, Denmark pdf (978.4 KiB, 32 downloads)

Zhang, Y., Hanby, V. I. (2007) “Short-Term Prediction of Weather Parameters Using Online Weather Forecasts”, IBPSA BS’2007, 3 – 6 September 2007, Beijing, China, pp. 1411-1416, pdf

Zhang, Y., Ji Y. (2007) “CFD-based Natural Ventilation Control – the Possibility, Strategies and Potential”, Roomvent 2007, 13–15 June 2007, Helsinki, Finland, ISBN 978-952-99898-0-5 pdf (476.99 KiB, 1 download) poster (6.33 MiB, 2 downloads)

Zhang, Y., Wright, J. A., Hanby, V. I. (2005) “HVAC System Configurations, an Energy Aspect”, INDOOR AIR 2005, 4 – 9 September 2005, Beijing, China, pp. 1126-1131 pdf (367.46 KiB, 5 downloads)

Zhang, Y., Hanby, V. I. (2005) “Model-Based Control of Renewable Energy Systems in Buildings”, IBPSA BS’2005, 15 – 18 August 2005, Montreal, Canada, pp. 1425-1432, ISBN: 2-553-01152-0, pdf

Wright, J. A., Zhang, Y. (2005) “An ‘Ageing’ Operator and its Use in the Highly Constrained Topological Optimization of HVAC System Design”, Proceedings of the 2005 conference on Genetic and evolutionary computation, June 25 – 29, 2005, Washington DC, USA, pp. 2075 – 2082, ISBN:1-59593-010-8, link

Angelov, P., Zhang, Y., Wright J.A. (2005) “Automatic Design Generation of Component-based Systems using GA and Fuzzy Optimisation”, Proc. of the 1st International Workshop on Genetic Fuzzy Systems. Granada, Spain, 2005, pp. 95-100


Non-refereed conference/workshop contributions and talks

Li, X., Zhang, Y., Zhao, F. Y., Pan, S. (2015) “Editorial: Building Energy Efficiency and Healthy Indoor Environment”, Advances in Mechanical Engineering, vol. 6:p. 769081-769081 Link

Zhang, Y. and Korolija, I. (2013) “New technologies in building design simulation and optimization”, National Energy Action (NEA) Workshop on Modelling Carbon Reduction, 20 February, 2013, De Montfort University, Leicester, UK

Zhang, Y. (2012) “Latest Development in Building Simulation Tools”, Beijing University of Technology/Beijing CEE Technology Co. Ltd. Seminar, 20 June 2012, Beijing, China

Zhang, Y. (2012) “Latest Development in Building Simulation Tools”, Guest lecture, 18 June 2012, Beijing University of Civil Engineering and Architecture, Beijing, China

Zhang, Y. (2010) “Evolving Control Strategies for Buildings”, IBPSA-England Seminar: Evolutionary Algorithms and the Optimum Design and Control of Buildings, 25 June, 2010, Loughborough University, Loughborough, Leicestershire, UK

Zhang, Y. (2009) “Human Thermal Comfort Models - Applications and Future Development”, Guest lecture, November 2009, Shanghai Jiaotong University, Shanghai, China

Zhang, Y. (2009) “Evolution of Optimum Supervisory Control Strategies for Renewable Energy Systems”, CIBSE Intelligent Building Group: Evolution and the Optimum Design of Buildings, 20 October, 2009, London, UK

Zhang, Y., Novieto, D. T. (2009) “Adapting thermal comfort model to the aging population”, NCEUB Sep09 meeting, September, 2009, Edinburgh, UK abstract

Zhang, Y. (2009) “Optimization hands-on: can machines beat humans?”, 5th CityNet Training Course, 12-15 May, 2009, Leicester, UK

Zhang, Y. (2007) “The future of the individual human comfort model”, NCEUB Sep07 meeting, September, 2007, London, UK abstract

Lomas KJ, Ji Y, Cook MJ and Zhang Y. (2007) “Use of natural ventilation for energy conservation in public and commercial buildings”, EU-China Sustainable Forum, 01-02 November, 2007, Hangzhou, China

Zhang, Y. (2006) “Optimal supervisory control of buildings with a mix of renewable and conventional energy systems”, INYS HK06 workshop, January, 2006, Hong Kong, China


Theses and technical reports

Zhang, Y. (2005) “Synthesis of Optimum HVAC System Configurations by Evolutionary Algorithm”, PhD thesis, Loughborough University, UK, pdf (3.36 MiB, 12 downloads)

Wright, J.A., Zhang, Y., Angelov, P.P., Buswell, R., Hanby, V.I. (2004) “ASHRAE RP-1049: Building System Design Synthesis and Optimisation”, Final Report, ASHRAE, USA available from ASHRAE Bookstore

Melikov, A.K. (eds) (2000) “EU SMT4-CT97-2172: Accuracy Of Draught Measurement”, Final report, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark


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