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Proceedings of SimBuild Conference 2008: 3rd conference of IBPSA-USA


Specification of an Information Delivery Tool to Support Optimal Holistic Environmental and Energy Management in Buildings

James O'Donnell, Marcus Keane, Vladimir Bazjanac

Abstract: Building performance assessment for the operational phase of a building's life cycle is heuristic, typically working from available historical metered data and focusing on bulk energy assessment. Building Management Systems are used in the operational phase of the building to control the building's internal environment according to the design criteria outlined during the design phase. Recent developments in mechanisms that communicate building performance such as standardised building performance objectives and metrics enable the use of the output from whole building energy simulation tools by nontechnical personnel and all project stakeholders. This paper proposes to specify and demonstrate the utilisation of an Information Delivery Tool that supports optimum holistic environmental and energy analysis aimed at an established profile of building managers utilising standardised performance objectives and metrics.