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Zero and low carbon buildings: A driver for change in working practices and the use of computer modelling and visualization

Hetherington, Robina; Laney, Robin and Peake, Stephen (2010). Zero and low carbon buildings: A driver for change in working practices and the use of computer modelling and visualization. In: 14th International Conference on Information Visualisation, 27-29 July 2010, London South Bank University, London, UK.

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Buildings account for significant carbon dioxide emissions, both in construction and operation. Governments around the world are setting targets and legislating to reduce the carbon emissions related to the built environment. Challenges presented by increasingly rigorous standards for construction projects will mean a paradigm shift in how new buildings are designed and managed. This will lead to the need for computational modelling and visualization of buildings and their energy performance throughout the life-cycle of the building.
This paper briefly outline how the UK government is planning to reduce carbon emissions for new buildings. It discusses the challenges faced by the architectural, construction and building management professions in adjusting to the proposed requirements for low or zero carbon buildings. It then outlines how software tools, including the use of visualization tools, could develop to support the designer, contractor and user.

Item Type: Conference Item
Copyright Holders: 2010 IEEE
Keywords: visualization; sustainable; BIM; building modelling; zero carbon;
Academic Unit/Department: Mathematics, Computing and Technology > Computing & Communications
Mathematics, Computing and Technology > Engineering & Innovation
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Computing (CRC)
Item ID: 21316
Depositing User: Robina Hetherington
Date Deposited: 26 May 2010 15:52
Last Modified: 10 Dec 2012 13:21
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