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id ecaade2009_055
authors Gholipour, Vida; Bignon, Jean-Claude; Guimaraes, Laure Morel
year 2009
title Eco-Models: Modeling of a Digital Tool to Design Sustainable Buildings
source Computation: The New Realm of Architectural Design [27th eCAADe Conference Proceedings / ISBN 978-0-9541183-8-9] Istanbul (Turkey) 16-19 September 2009, pp. 551-558
wos WOS:000334282200066
summary The demand for up-to-date information and design ‘tools’ to help architects design more sustainable buildings is rapidly expanding. This demand has led to use various ecological assessment tools as support tools for the design process. The absence of adequate tools, which contribute to early stages, as well as the additional costs of tardy modifications, has led us to propose an eco-design support tool. This tool is based on a methodology named “Eco-Model (EM) Method” that focuses on the ecological approaches of a building. This method proposes to consider environmental friendly solutions from the first sketches by proposing a number of micro-solutions, called here Eco-Model or “EM”. Subsequently, the study presents the first contour of software based on an EM approach. Thus, the various actors of the design team will be able to browse the useful information for their green projects and so collaborate to optimize the building design.
keywords Eco-Models, sustainable buildings, design support
series eCAADe
email vida.gholipour@ensgsi.inpl-nancy.fr, laure.morel@ensgsi.inpl-nancy.fr, jean-claude.bignon@crai.archi
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