Building performance simulation for better design: some issues and solutions

J.L.M. Hensen, E. Djunaedy, M. Trcka, A. Yahiaoui

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Abstract

To provide substantial improvements in indoor environment and energy consumption levels, there is a need to treat a building with its associated systems as a complete entity, not as the sum of a number of separate systems. Building performance simulation is ideal for this. This paper discusses some issues that hinder the routine use of simulation in building design. In particular, the paper discusses the issues of quality assurance, the relative slow software developments and the limited use (usability) of building performance simulation during the total life cycle of a building. Possible solutions are also discussed by introducing our current research.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication21st PLEA international conference Passive and low energy architecture, Eindhoven, September 19-21, 2004
EditorsM.H. Wit, de
Place of PublicationEinhoven
PublisherTechnische Universiteit Eindhoven
Pages1185-1190
Volume2
ISBN (Print)90-386-1636-8
Publication statusPublished - 2004
Eventconference; 21st PLEA international conference Passive and low energy architecture; 2004-09-19; 2004-09-22 - Eindhoven
Duration: 19 Sep 200422 Sep 2004

Conference

Conferenceconference; 21st PLEA international conference Passive and low energy architecture; 2004-09-19; 2004-09-22
Abbreviated titlePLEA 21
CityEindhoven
Period19/09/0422/09/04
Other21st PLEA international conference Passive and low energy architecture

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