Conceptual energy modeling for architecture, planning and design: Impact of using building performance simulation in early design stages

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Abstract

Architecture practice is on the front line directly applying best-case evidence-based solutions to conserve energy. Conserving resources through energy efficiency rely on energy modeling software to simulate performance, evaluate energy use, and optimize energy savings in building designs. Today's powerful building performance simulation tools can be leveraged for energy modeling during early design phases. To further reduce building energy consumption, energy simulations done during conceptual design has potential to impact long term energy use in architecture. This paper reviews early or conceptual building energy modeling research identifying what is simulated when in building design, provides design examples that utilize evolutionary modeling and proposes recommendations for further energy simulation research in early design.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages376-384
Number of pages9
StatePublished - 2013
Event13th Conference of the International Building Performance Simulation Association, BS 2013 - Chambery, France
Duration: Aug 26 2013Aug 28 2013

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Other13th Conference of the International Building Performance Simulation Association, BS 2013
CountryFrance
CityChambery
Period8/26/138/28/13

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction
  • Modeling and Simulation

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    Hemsath, T. L. (2013). Conceptual energy modeling for architecture, planning and design: Impact of using building performance simulation in early design stages. 376-384. Paper presented at 13th Conference of the International Building Performance Simulation Association, BS 2013, Chambery, France.