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Proceedings of BSO Conference 2022: 6th Conference of IBPSA-England


Using a system dynamics framework to develop a decision-making model for Building Energy Efficiency Codes in the Global South

Tariené Gaum, Henry Odiri Igugu, Jacques Laubscher
Department of Architecture and Industrial Design, Tshwane University of Technology

Abstract: Building energy efficiency codes (BEECs) remains the basis for optimised and contextualised building simulation. Thus, the lack of BEECs in 28 out of the identified 57 Global South (GS) countries hinders the optimisation of building design and simulation in the GS. This paper uses a system dynamics (SD) approach to develop and present a framework to structure and compare BEECs. The synthesis of the structure of Global North (GN) models with the determined hierarchy of built elements in the mandatory BEECs of 19 GS countries results in a proposed GS model. Ultimately, the resulting model is applied to develop a Sustainable Levels Indicators Matrix, Model and Maps (SLIM3) as an interactive online decision-making tool.
Keywords: System dynamics approach, Building energy efficiency codes, Building simulation, SLIM3, Global South, Climate change