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Integrated building design, information and simulation modelling: the need for a new hierarchy

Hetherington, Robina; Laney, Robin; Peake, Stephen and Oldham, David (2011). Integrated building design, information and simulation modelling: the need for a new hierarchy. In: Building Simulation 2011, 14-16 November 2011, Sydney, Australia.

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Abstract

The need to reduce radically the energy used by buildings is leading to new design practices. Current design and simulation software are used in very different ways, with energy simulation generally employed to check energy code compliance after the design stages are mostly finished. This linear approach to working practices, the modelling methods used and poor interoperability inhibit iterative design practices. This paper outlines a case study to elicit early software requirements for combined simulation and design software. The barriers to this type of integrated software are discussed. Finally, a change to the hierarchy of existing interoperable languages is proposed.

Item Type: Conference Item
Copyright Holders: 2011 IBPSA
Keywords: low carbon buildings; building simulation; building design
Academic Unit/Department: Mathematics, Computing and Technology > Computing & Communications
Mathematics, Computing and Technology > Engineering & Innovation
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Computing (CRC)
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Item ID: 29470
Depositing User: Robina Hetherington
Date Deposited: 16 Nov 2011 13:50
Last Modified: 12 Dec 2012 11:34
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/29470
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