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Proceedings of BauSim Conference 2012: 4th Conference of IBPSA-Germany and Austria


User-centric and contextualised Communication of Integrated System Performance Data

Christian Struck, Robert Bossart, Marc Steimer, Urs-Peter Menti

Abstract: Enhancing well-being and productivity in buildings and reducing the energy demand are conflicting targets in building design. To find suitable design solutions, it is necessary to evaluate and communicate the impact of building system parameters on specific performance indicators. Performance data can either be obtained by dynamic thermal building simulation during design or by taking measurements during building operation. The authors argue that traditional display formats such as tables and line-graphs are insufficient to communicate dynamic performance data as they are not adaptable to the user demands and do not allow analyzing the interactive influence of the system parameters on the performance indicator. Due to the shortcomings of the existing data formats a web based flash application was developed to explore innovative means for the communication of performance data. The prototype includes an animated contextualized representation and a coupled motion chart with scroll and zoom function.
Pages: 69 - 74