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Integrating energy efficiency into building design using a simplified thermal assessment method

Tucker, SS (2007) Integrating energy efficiency into building design using a simplified thermal assessment method. In: 2nd Proceedings of the Advances in Computing and Technology . pp. 233-237. (AC&T - Advances in Computing and Technology, 2nd Annual Conference, 23rd January 2007, University of East London, London, UK).

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New buildings and building refurbishments should be designed such that the best use is made of solar energy, and that fossil fuel based energy is not wasted. Because the thermal processes in a building are quite complex, the use of thermal assessment methods such as dynamic thermal simulation are generally recommended as part of the design process. These methods are intended to show building designers the effects of their building proposals on energy use, but are often too slow and difficult to use and do not really ?fit? into typical design practice. Therefore the job of energy assessment might be given to an engineer, but usually no assessment is done at all, or else the engineer is employed only to ?rubber stamp? the completed design. The method outlined in this paper is intended to give the building designer access to all the information in such a way that at early design stages the thermal characteristics of the building design can be quickly explored, in a parallel way to which designers explore issues of function and use, aesthetics, structure and cost. It is proposed that through use of such a method, considerations of energy and environment can be integrated into each project from the very start of the design process.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering
T Technology > TH Building construction
Divisions: Liverpool School of Art and Design
Publisher: University of East London / ICGES Press
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Date Deposited: 08 May 2015 10:43
Last Modified: 08 May 2015 10:43
URI: http://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/1007

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