Building design with energy performance as primary agent

Timothy L. Hemsath, Kaveh Alagheband Bandhosseini

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How does building form express energy performance through design? Design, in our opinion, increases its agency as energy considerations move to early stages of design. Shifting energy evaluations earlier, as the review of literature shows, highlights a gap in the utilization of building geometry to reduce energy consumption. The limited utilization of building geometry in design requires redress to provide design greater agency. Then the agency of design shifts from checking building performance to optimizing design processes and methods. At the same time, readers will gain insight into use of parametric investigations of formal building factors.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3049-3054
Number of pages6
JournalEnergy Procedia
StatePublished - Nov 1 2015
Event6th International Building Physics Conference, IBPC 2015 - Torino, Italy
Duration: Jun 14 2015Jun 17 2015


  • Building design
  • Energy performance
  • Energy-efficiency
  • Parametric

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy(all)


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