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Design Patterns for Low-Carbon Buildings: A Proposal

Tucker, SS and Bleil de Souza, C (2021) Design Patterns for Low-Carbon Buildings: A Proposal. In: Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies , 263. (Sustainability in Energy and Buildings 2021, 16 September 2021 - 17 September 2021, Split, Croatia & Virtual).

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Design patterns as introduced by Christopher Alexander and colleagues are proposed in this paper as a means of guiding building designers through the often complex processes of low-carbon building design. The patterns are intended to be integrated into the Building Information Modelling (BIM) environments that are increasingly used in architectural and building engineering design practice, where patterns provide relevant information at appropriate times, carrying out environmental analyses as required, both as selected by the building designer and automatically. The paper provides examples of patterns from some of the various domains and disciplines that encompass low-carbon design of the built environment, as a means of exploring whether patterns could facilitate communication between those domains and disciplines. The focus is on low-carbon building design and building simulation, but patterns used in computer science and interface and interaction design are also discussed as these fit well with the object-oriented environment of contemporary software design and BIM systems.

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: Art & Design
Publisher: Springer Nature
Date Deposited: 05 Oct 2021 11:04
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2023 00:50
DOI or ID number: 10.1007/978-981-16-6269-0_21
Editors: Littlewood, JR, Howlett, RJ and Jain, LC
URI: https://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/15602
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