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Proceedings of Building Simulation 2017: 15th Conference of IBPSA


The Concept of Building Performance in Building Performance Simulation – a Critical Review

Pieter de Wilde
Plymouth University, Plymouth, United Kingdom

Abstract: Building performance is a concept that receives significant interest through efforts in the fields of High Performance Buildings in the USA, the Energy Performance of Building Directive in Europe and many others, and which is at the core of the work of the International Building Performance Simulation Association (IBPSA). Yet the concept remains evasive and mostly left undefined. This paper presents findings from an in-depth literature review on the topic and suggests a working definition for discussion within the community. This definition relates to further efforts needed to correlate various performance quantification approaches. The paper also reflects on the position of the field of building performance in relation to other adjacent disciplines.
Pages: 1021 - 1026