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Proceedings of Building Simulation 2021: 17th Conference of IBPSA


Approaches toward multi-aspect indoor-environmental performance indicators

Ardeshir Mahdavi, Christiane Berger
Department of Building Physics and Building Ecology, TU Wien

Abstract: This paper explores the prospects for defining multiaspect indoor-environmental performance indicators. Specifically, it discusses potential approaches to aggregating the values of performance indicators from different domains into the value of unified construct intended to capture the overall quality of indoor environments as relevant to occupants' comfort requirements. To this end, the potential of numeric weighting strategies and controlled experimental studies are discussed. The key objective is to provide a structured conceptual framework and a preliminary feasibility assessment with regard to the formulation and operationalization of multi-aspect indoor-environmental performance indicators.
Keywords: Building simulation, indoor-environment, multi-domain performance indicators
Pages: 2658 - 2662