Support for Energy-Oriented Design in the Australian Context

Toth, B, Salim, F, Frazer, J and Drogemuller, R 2011, 'Support for Energy-Oriented Design in the Australian Context', in Magali Bodart, Arnaud Evrard (ed.) Proceedings of Passive and Low Energy Architecture (PLEA) Conference 2011: Architecture and Sustainable Development, vol. 2, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium, July 13 - 15, 2011, pp. 47-52.


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Collection: Conference Papers

Title Support for Energy-Oriented Design in the Australian Context
Author(s) Toth, B
Salim, F
Frazer, J
Drogemuller, R
Year 2011
Conference name 27th International Conference on Passive and Low Energy Architecture: Architecture and Sustainable Development
Conference location Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium
Conference dates July 13 - 15, 2011
Proceedings title Proceedings of Passive and Low Energy Architecture (PLEA) Conference 2011: Architecture and Sustainable Development, vol. 2
Editor(s) Magali Bodart, Arnaud Evrard
Publisher Presses universitaires de Louvain
Place of publication Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium
Start page 47
End page 52
Total pages 6
Abstract There is a need for decision support tools that integrate energy simulation into early design in the context of Australian practice. Despite the proliferation of simulation programs in the last decade, there are no ready-to-use applications that cater specifically for the Australian climate and regulations. Furthermore, the majority of existing tools focus on achieving interaction with the design domain through model-based interoperability, and largely overlook the issue of process integration. This paper proposes an energy-oriented design environment that both accommodates the Australian context and provides interactive and iterative information exchanges that facilitate feedback between domains. It then presents the structure for DEEPA, an openly customisable system that couples parametric modelling and energy simulation software as a means of developing a decision support tool to allow designers to rapidly and flexibly assess the performance of early design alternatives. Finally, it discusses the benefits of developing a dynamic and concurrent performance evaluation process that parallels the characteristics and relationships of the design process.
Subjects Digital and Interaction Design
Architectural Science and Technology (incl. Acoustics, Lighting, Structure and Ecologically Sustainable Design)
Keyword(s) energy
simulation
parametric modelling
performance
Copyright notice © 2011 Presses universitaires de Louvain, 2011 Authors
ISBN 9782874632778(vol2)
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