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Proceedings of ASim Conference 2014: 2nd Asia conference of IBPSA-China, Japan, Korea


Study of Standardization In The Use of Simulation Tools For Optimization and Evaluation of Green Building Performance In China

Fan Lu, Borong Lin, Bo Peng

Abstract: Due to the non-standard use of building performance simulation software in China during the recent years, which has caused disorder to some extent in this industry, this paper analyzed the condition of the use of simulation software. Based on the survey of China’s domestic cases which have attained green building identification and the questionnaire sent to relevant researchers and practitioners, some main problems in the simulation process are discussed in detail. Different software operation and simulation set-up existed in these cases or found out in the survey, which might lead to a large difference in calculation results, are listed and summarized. Finally, the standardization of building performance simulation is discussed in the study. The important indicators concluded from the above research are examined to find out to what extent they will influence the calculation results of simulation through case studies. Better technical supports through the above study are expected to promote the application of simulation tools in the development process of green building in China.
Keywords: Building performance, Simulation tools, Standardization
Pages: 155 - 162