Comparative Analysis of Regression Learning Methods for Estimation of Energy Performance of Residential Structures

Akgündoğdu A.

Erzincan Üniversitesi Fen Bilimleri Enstitüsü Dergisi, cilt.13, ss.600-608, 2020 (Hakemli Üniversite Dergisi)

  • Cilt numarası: 13 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2020
  • Doi Numarası: 10.18185/erzifbed.691398
  • Dergi Adı: Erzincan Üniversitesi Fen Bilimleri Enstitüsü Dergisi
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.600-608


Energy efficiency is a top priority for private and commercial buildings. This study evaluates the performance of six regression learning methods, including Linear Regressor, MLP Regressor, RBF Regressor, SVM Regressor, Gaussian Processes, and ANFIS Regressor to predict the heating and cooling loads of residential buildings. 768 buildings were considered and analyzed based on the influential parameters, such as relative density, surface area, wall area, roof area, overall height, orientation, glazing area, and glazing area distribution for predicting heating load and cooling load. Three statistical criteria such as correlation coefficient (R), mean absolute error (MAE) and root mean square error (RMSE) were used to assess the potential of the regression methods used in this study. The best estimation results were obtained with the ANFIS regression model, with R of 0.998, MAE of 0.46 and RMSE of 0.68 for HL; and with R of 0.990, MAE of 1.26 and RMSE of 1.60 for CL.