Publications

Refereed Archival Journal Papers

[J.1] Bucking, S., Zmeureanu, R., Athienitis, A.
An information driven hybrid evolutionary algorithm for optimal design of a Net Zero Energy House.
Solar Energy, Vol. 96 (0), October 2013, pp. 128-139.
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[J.2] Bucking, S., Athienitis, A., Zmeureanu, R.
Multi-objective optimal design of a near net-zero energy solar house.
ASHRAE Transactions, Vol. 120 (1). January 2014. pp 224-236. Technical Paper Award
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[J.3] Bucking, S., Zmeureanu, R., Athienitis, A.
A methodology for identifying the influence of design variations on building energy performance.
Journal of Building Performance Simulation, Vol. 7 (6) 2014, pp. 411-426.
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[J.4] Bucking, S., Cotton, J.
Methodology for energy and economic modelling of net-zero energy communities.
ASHRAE Transactions, Vol. 121 (1). January 2015.
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[J.5] Bucking, S.
Optimization under Economic Uncertainty using a Net-Zero Energy Commercial Office Case-Study
ASHRAE Transactions. 2016 Vol. 122 (1). Jan 2016
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[J.6] Bucking, S.
Optimization under Economic Uncertainty: A Methodology to Determine the Effects of Solar Variability on Energy and Economic Indicators
ASHRAE Transactions. 2017 Vol. 123 (1). Jan 2017
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[J.7] Bucking, S.
Energy Modelling Methodology for Community Masterplanning
ASHRAE Transactions. 2018 Vol. 124 (1). Jan 2018
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[J.8] Bucking, S., Dermadiros, V.
Distributed evolutionary algorithm for co-optimization of building and district systems for early community energy masterplanning
Applied Soft Computing. 2018 [Accepted]
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[J.9] Gunay, B., Shen, W., Huchuk, B., Yang, Chunsheng, Bucking, S., O’Brien, W
On the energy and comfort performance benefits of early detection of building sensor and actuator faults
Building Services Engineering Research and Technology. 2018 [Accepted]
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Technical Reports

[TR.1] Bucking, S., Mazhar, H. and Cotton, J.
Burlington Innovation District: Energy Modelling Methodology.
Technical Report: NSERC Engage Grant, Mechanical Engineering Department, McMaster University, Hamilton, January 20, 2015; Submitted to Colliers International, 2015. (pdf)

[TR.2] Bucking, S., Satnik, D.
Energy Modelling Report: Zibi Community: Building 13
Technical Report, S2E Technology, July 1st, 2015; Submitted to Windmill Developments for the Zibi Community 2015. (pdf)

Refereed Conference Papers

[RC.1] O'Brien, W., Athienitis, A., Zmeureanu, R., Bucking, S., Doiron, M.,
Applying a design methodology for a net-zero energy house to evaluate design processes and tools. In: Proceedings of EuroSun International Conference on Solar Heating, Cooling and Buildings, 2010, Graz, Austria.
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[RC.2] Bucking, S., Athienitis, A., Zmeureanu, R., O'Brien, W., Doiron, M.,
Design optimization methodology for a near net zero energy demonstration home. In: Proceedings of EuroSun International Conference on Solar Heating, Cooling and Buildings, 2010, Graz, Austria.
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[RC.3] Bucking, S., Zmeureanu, R., Athienitis, A.
An optimization methodology to evaluate the effect size of incentives on energy-cost optimal curves. In: Proceedings of 13th International Conference of the International Building Performance Simulation Association. 2013, Chambery, France.
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[RC.4] Bucking, S., Cotton, J.
Simulation approaches for smart communities. In: Proceedings of eSim 8th Canadian Conference of the International Building Performance Simulation Association. 2014, Ottawa, Canada.
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[RC.5] Bucking, S., Dermadiros, V., Athienitis, A.
The Effect of Hourly Primary Energy Factors on Optimal Net-Zero Energy Building Design In: Proceedings of eSim 9th Canadian Conference of the International Building Performance Simulation Association. 2016, Hamilton, Canada.
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Non-Refereed Conference Papers

[NRC.1] Bucking, S., Athienitis, A., Zmeureanu, R.
Optimization of net-zero energy solar communities: effect of uncertainty due to occupant factors.
In: Proceedings of ISES World Conference, Kassel, Germany.
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[NRC.2] Candanedo, J., Bucking, S., Allard, A., Athienitis, A.
Model-Based Predictive Control Applications for Solar Homes and Communities.
Presented at: Model Predictive Control in Buildings Workshop, June 24-25, 2011, Montreal, QC.
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[NRC.3] Bucking, S., Athienitis, A., Zmeureanu, R.
Effect of a time-of-use feed-in tariff on optimal net-zero energy home design.
Presented at: NextGenerationSolar Photovoltaics Canada: 2013 National Scientific Conference Best Speaker Award, McMaster, ON.
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[NRC.4] Bucking, S., Cotton, J.
Net Zero Resilient Communities: Three Canadian Case-Studies.
Presented at: CZEBS-iiSBE-APEC Net Zero Built Environment 2015 Symposium, August 20, 2015.

Book Chapters

[B.1] Attia, S., Hamdy, M., Carlucci, S., Pagliano, L. Bucking, S. and Hasan, A.
Building Performance Optimisation of Net Zero-Energy Buildings.
In: Athienitis, A., O'Brien, W. (eds.) Modelling, Design and Optimization of Net-Zero Energy Buildings. Ernst and Sohn. Chapter 6.

Thesis

[T.1] Bucking, S.
Pathways to Net-Zero Energy Buildings: An Optimization Methodology.
Ph.D. Dissertation, Concordia University, Nov. 2013 link1 link2
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