Parametric Energy simulation in concept design phase: A dynamic simulation case study

Sadaf Alam*

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Abstract

This paper presents a framework for the development of early-design guidance to inform architects and policy-makers using parametric whole-building energy simulation. The emphasis of the study was to identify and assess the benefit of energy efficiency alternatives primarily focused on the building's thermal envelope. The energy efficiency alternatives included performance adjustments to the external glazing, wall, roof, floor properties. The Result indicated the glazing selection should look to achieve the highest thermal resistance (R-value) and best solar control (lowest shading co-efficient value) within budget. Ideally a solar control low-e IGU system could be installed. Solar control glazing also reduced the required development cooling capacity by ∼17%.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012083
Number of pages7
JournalIOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science
Volume238
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 4 Mar 2019
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventAsia Conference of International Building Performance Simulation Association - Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Duration: 3 Dec 20185 Dec 2018
Conference number: 4

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