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Proceedings of BauSim Conference 2008: 2nd Conference of IBPSA-Germany and Austria


Integrierte ganzheitliche Gebäudesimulation als Grundlage für eine nachhaltige energetische Planung von Gebäuden aus der Sicht der Anwender und des Entwicklers

Gerhard Hoffmann

Abstract: The sustainable and co-ordinated design of a building can be compared to the genetic code for humans and animals. When the building and its technical systems do not compliment each other through early optimisation, they can lead to lower energy efficiency and fall short of a fully integrated design. The current developments in the area of sustainable building and the ever increasing importance of assessing the ecological and economical criteria during the early planning stages demand greater and more precise knowledge of the interaction between the building physics, services, use, costs and use of sustainable materials. Since 1989, modular simulation software TAS is being developed for users in the building industry. The further integration of information is being realised through the importing of 2D and 3D architects CADdrawings, the use of real climate data from weather stations as well as further developing of various boundary conditions. The goal of the software developers is to provide simulation tools for architects and engineers that are user-friendly and affordable. These tools should have greater precision and help answer questions regarding conservation of resources through the planning and construction phases. After a relatively short training seminar, the user is able to create models and run detailed thermal building simulations for sustainable buildings and systems that are the basis for further assessments, providing an optimal ecological and economic design. During the presentation/seminar, the history, methodology and functionality of present software is discussed as well as well as future developments in simulation software. Finally, there'll be an outlook of the integration and implementation of the building certificate through use of simulation tools.
Pages: 43 - 43