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Proceedings of Building Simulation 2011: 12th Conference of IBPSA


A whole-life value based assessment and optimisation model for high-performance glazed facades

Qian Jin, Mauro Overend, Peter Thompson

Abstract: Façade design is a complex and multi-disciplinary process. One major barrier to devising optimal façade solutions is the lack of a systematic way of evaluating the true social, economic and environmental impacts of a design. Another barrier is the lack of automated design aids to assist decisionmaking. In this paper, we present our on-going study in developing a whole-life value based multi-objective optimisation model for high-performance façades. economic and environmental values of alternative façade designs. Finally, the model was demostrated with a simple application. INDOOR ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY AND OCCUPANTS’ PRODUCTIVITY Literature review The performance or productivity of occupants is affected by façade-related IEQ parameters in a complex manner. Figure 1 illustrates this relationship. The principal outcome of this paper is a multiobjective optimisation model for early-stage façade design. The optimisation technique coupled with other 3ʳᵈ party software and/or specially developed scripts provide façade designers with an integrated design tool of wide applicability.
Pages: 1017 - 1024