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Proceedings of BSO Conference 2018: Fourth Conference of IBPSA-England


Architects’ Approaches to Early Stage Design Energy Modelling – an Organisational Perspective

Sonja Oliveira, Elena Marco

Abstract: Energy modelling practices have been mainly studied from energy modellers' and/or building services engineers' perspectives. In addition, most discussions have focused attention on analysis parameters and tool features, with less attention devoted to organisational and social processes involved. This paper discusses how architects in leading UK and USA firms approach the adoption and implementation of recently developed early stage energy modelling with a focus on organisational processes across 9 large firms. Findings suggest differing facilitating conditions, social influences and attitudes contributed towards architects either temporarily adapting or adopting energy modelling in their organisational and design practices.
Pages: 511 - 518