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Proceedings of eSim 2010: 6th Conference of IBPSA-Canada

     

EFFICIENTLY INTEGRATING SIMULATION INTO DESIGN: A CASE STUDY

Josh Kjenner

Abstract: Simulators working within architectural offices are often met with simulation demands well in excess of their capacities. So that designers in those offices can make optimal decisions, simulators need to devise time-efficient methods of integrating knowledge generated by simulation into the decisions designers make. A key part of this process is communicating these results to designers. This paper proposes one such approach in the context of a particular question: on which facades should glazing area be minimized or maximized? This question is examined by first creating a base model of a building typical of that constructed by our firm, and then parametrically varying the glazing ratio on each façade and simulating the resultant group. To enhance understanding, several characteristics of the base model are varied, and the process is repeated. Regression analysis is performed on the results of these simulations, and a novel plot design is developed with the intent of communicating the results to designers.
Pages: 25 - 32
Paper:
esim2010_1B2_025_032