Workshop Integral Design Methodology

P. Savanovic, W. Zeiler

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Integral design shows high promises to reduce failure costs and to improve design quality. Based on this assumption, the Royal Institute of Dutch Architects (BNA), the Dutch Society for Building Services (TVVL) and Delft University of Technology (TUD) started a research project on Integral Design in year 2000, which resulted in a series of workshops for architects and HVAC consultants. This project was succeeded by new research within the Knowledge Centre Buildings and Systems (KCBS), in which Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) and the Netherlands Organization for Applied Scientific Research (TNO) cooperate. The ongoing research utilizes workshops, in which already over 220 professionals from BNA and the Dutch Association of Consulting Engineers (ONRI) participated, for development and evaluation of integral design methodology in the domain of sustainable comfort systems. Both workshops and ‘integral design methodology’ are used as part of the education programme for continuous BNA-ONRI professionals’ personal development. This paper presents theoretical background for knowledge sharing and knowledge creation within building design teams, implemented in form of ‘ID(Integral Design)-methodology’. Additionally, development of workshop experimental setting for measurement of its effects is described.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 9th REHVA World Congress: WellBeing Indoors (Clima 2007) 10-14 June 2007, Helsinki, Finland
EditorsO. Seppänen, O. Seppanen, J/ Säleri, J. Säteri, J. Sätteri
Place of PublicationHelsinki, Finland
ISBN (Print)978-952-99898-3-6
Publication statusPublished - 2007
EventClima 2007, Helsinki, Finland -
Duration: 10 Jun 200714 Jun 2007


ConferenceClima 2007, Helsinki, Finland
OtherClima 2007, Helsinki, Finland


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