Paper Conference

2020 Building Performance Analysis Conference and SimBuild co-organized by ASHRAE and IBPSA-USA


Shaping High-Rise Towers to Meet BC Energy Step Code

Haobo Liu, Andrea Frisque, Jeanie Chan, Bowen Xue, Oscar Valdes
Stantec Consulting Ltd., Vancouver, Canada

Abstract: Large commercial developments regularly require multiphase build-outs. Each phase needs to comply with the energy code at the time of permit application which, in British Columbia (BC), can mean different stages of the BC Energy Step Code. These standards are performancebased codes that could be met by thousands of design solutions. In order to identify suitable and desirable design options, we developed and applied a parametric simulation and data sensitivity analysis workflow to explore a vast number of potential choices for a project. Based on this analysis, it is recommended that the design considers the interactions of floor plate, glazing ratio, shade depth at an early stage to produce in a more cohesive design and give weighted attention to different parameters to receive effective results.
Pages: 439 - 446