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id ecaade2012_061
authors Macris, Vincent ; Weytjens, Lieve ; Geyskens, Kenny ; Knapen, Marc ; Verbeeck, Griet
year 2012
title Design Guidance for Low-Energy Dwellings in Early Design Phases: Development of a simple design support tool in SketchUp
source Achten, Henri; Pavlicek, Jiri; Hulin, Jaroslav; Matejovska, Dana (eds.), Digital Physicality - Proceedings of the 30th eCAADe Conference - Volume 1 / ISBN 978-9-4912070-2-0, Czech Technical University in Prague, Faculty of Architecture (Czech Republic) 12-14 September 2012, pp. 691-699.
summary Considering the energy effi ciency and comfort levels of dwellings, stricter legislation will be applied towards 2020. To reach these requirements, an insight into the energy effi ciency becomes essential from the start of a design. However, the uptake of building simulation tools by architects and students to evaluate the energy performance during the architectural design process remains very limited, mainly due to the complexity of these tools. Therefore, this research aims at early design support through an easy-to-use application adapted to the modelling logic of a designer. As architects often use simple CAAD design tools for design exploration, a prototype was established in Google SketchUp. In this context, the paper presents the development of a support tool for low-energy dwellings in early design phases, allowing designers to quickly assess the thermal comfort and energy performance of early design alternatives.
wos WOS:000330322400073
keywords Design support tool; Energy; SketchUp; Architectural design process; Output
series eCAADe
email vincent.macris@phl.be
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