A simulation approach towards a sustainable building design based on energy analysis
2013 (English)In: ICSDEC 2012: Developing the Frontier of Sustainable Design, Engineering, and Construction - Proceedings of the 2012 International Conference on Sustainable Design and Construction, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), 2013, 29-36 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
A simulation approach is undertaken in order to analyze a planned building design based on peak load heating and peak load cooling analysis of an analytical model of the building. The geometry of the building enables a wide spectrum of modifications to be applied to the existing design. These simplistic modifications are utilized in order to estimate the influence of modifications in the design process on a number of performance parameters. In particular, sustainability has been assessed based on modified geometries and different geographical locations of the generic building structure. The employed methodology establishes a foundation for comparison between the original building design and a modified one, with particular significance placed on sustainable building design and the overall building performance. In light of the obtained results in this study, a relation between different geographical locations originating from a database of global weather information and building design can be presented for a generic building with emphasis on sustainability.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), 2013. 29-36 p.
Building performance, Building structure, Cooling analysis, Geographical locations, Performance parameters, Simulation approach, Sustainable building design, Weather information
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-104633DOI: 10.1061/9780784412688.004ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84887399637ISBN: 978-078441268-8OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-104633DiVA: diva2:565583
2nd Annual International Conference Sustainable Design, Engineering and Construction, ICSDEC 2012; Fort Worth, TX; United States; 7 November 2012 through 9 November 2012
QC 201301112012-11-072012-11-072014-01-27Bibliographically approved