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Proceedings of BSO Conference 2012: 1st Conference of IBPSA-England


A Probabilistic Approach to Decision Making in Conceptual Design

Roberta Ansuini, Alberto Giretti, Massimo Lemma

Abstract: Supporting the design of buildings’ performances in early conceptual phases is a key issue for developing a greater degree of optimality in what will then be the resulting project. This paper proposes a methodology for the design of decision support systems in conceptual design phases capable of fostering the exploration of design alternatives through statistical inference. The paper introduces the conceptual framework and the computational mean used and discusses examples from acoustic design and an extended design example regarding energy efficiency is also illustrated.
Pages: 213 - 220