Developing a risk indicator to quantify robust building design

B. Lee, Jan Hensen

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Many modern buildings are rated high under green building rating systems based on their predicted energy performance. However, the actual performance, in many cases, deviates from the prediction. The discrepancy is mainly due to difference between assumptions in the building design and actual operating conditions. It is, therefore, important not only to seek energy efficient building designs but also robust designs that perform consistently even under varying conditions. This paper proposes a design approach that incorporates a risk indicator into the existing energy performance evaluation process and demonstrates it with a case study for industrial halls in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings 6th International Building Physics Conference, IBPC 2015, 14-17 June 2015, Torino, Italy
Place of PublicationAmsterdam
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Event6th International Building Physics Conference (IBPC 2015) - Torino, Italy
Duration: 14 Jun 201517 Jun 2015
Conference number: 6

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NameEnergy Procedia
ISSN (Print)1876-6102


Conference6th International Building Physics Conference (IBPC 2015)
Abbreviated titleIBPC 2015
Other"Building Physics for a Sustainable Built Environment"
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