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Design Margins: Impact on Building Energy Performance

Jones, D.A. and Eckert, C.M. (2016). Design Margins: Impact on Building Energy Performance. In: DS84: Proceedings of the DESIGN 2016 14th International Design Conference, pp. 1295–1304.

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This paper examines the addition of design margins for building services energy infrastructure during the design process. It argues that care must be taken when applying margins; ensuring cumulative effects do not undermine the ability of systems to be energy efficient. An example of a hospital Trust is provided showing the addition of design margins impacting the energy efficiency of services provided. Tensions are found between delivery of flexibility, adaptability and other change parameters and the need for the system to be bounded, so as to encourage effectiveness.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Copyright Holders: 2016 Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture, University of Zagreb, Croatia
ISSN: 1847-9073
Keywords: design margins; energy efficiency; decision making; hospital; case study
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Engineering and Innovation
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Research Group: International Development & Inclusive Innovation
Design and Innovation
Item ID: 47516
Depositing User: Claudia Eckert
Date Deposited: 26 Oct 2016 09:35
Last Modified: 02 May 2019 11:51
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