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


Visual Data Exploration in Sustainable Building Design

Ralph Evins, Daniel Knott, Philip Pointer, Stuart Burgess

Abstract: Visual methods of exploring and communicating data are particularly important to the field of building simulation, where there is always a lot of data but it is not necessarily well-understood or well-presented. Tools have been developed to help address this issue. Three case studies are presented, covering tools that focus on interactive data exploration, animation of data, and multi-objective optimisation data. Each gives feedback on their use on live projects obtained from open-ended questionnaires and informal interviews. It is concluded that such tools can significantly enhance the exploration, understanding and communication of simulation data for sustainable building design.
Pages: 301 - 308