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Parametric spatial models for energy analysis in the early design stages

Jabi, Wassim ORCID: 2014. Parametric spatial models for energy analysis in the early design stages. Presented at: Symposium for Architecture and Urban Design - SimAUD 2014, Tampa, FL, 13-16 April 2014. Published in: Gerber, D. and Goldstein, R. eds. 2014 Proceedings of the Symposium for Architecture and Urban Design. San Diego, CA: Simulations Councils, Inc., pp. 17-24.

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Much of the research into integrating performance analysis in the design process has focused on the use of Building Information Modeling (BIM) as input for analysis engines. The main disadvantage of this approach is that BIM models are resource intensive and thus are usually developed in the later stages of design. BIM models are also not necessarily compatible with energy analysis engines and thus a conversion and export process is needed. This can lead to data loss, calculation errors, and failures. Starting with the premise that energy analysis is more compatible with earlier design stages where simpler schematic models are the norm, this paper presents a software system that integrates non-manifold spatial topology, a parametric design environment and an energy analysis engine for a more seamless generate-test cycle in the early design stages. The paper includes a description of the system architecture, initial results, and an outline of future work.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Architecture
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering
Uncontrolled Keywords: Spatial Models; Energy Analysis; Parametric Design; Thermal Simulation; Non-manifold Geometry
Publisher: Simulations Councils, Inc.
ISBN: 9781312083578
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Last Modified: 25 Oct 2022 09:35

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