Integrating energy and environmental considerations into building design through use of a simplified thermal assessment method

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Tucker, Simon 2007. Integrating energy and environmental considerations into building design through use of a simplified thermal assessment method. Proceedings of Advances in Computing and Technology. (AC&T) The School of Computing and Technology 2nd Annual Conference University of East London pp. 233-237
AuthorsTucker, Simon
TypeConference paper
Abstract

New buildings and building refurbishments should be designed such that the best use is
made of solar energy, and that fossil fuel based energy is not wasted. Because the thermal
processes in a building are quite complex, the use of thermal assessment methods such as dynamic
thermal simulation are generally recommended as part of the design process. These methods are
intended to show building designers the effects of their building proposals on energy use, but are
often too slow and difficult to use and do not really ‘fit’ into typical design practice. Therefore the
job of energy assessment might be given to an engineer, but usually no assessment is done at all,
or else the engineer is employed only to ‘rubber stamp’ the completed design. The method
outlined in this paper is intended to give the building designer access to all the information in such
a way that at early design stages the thermal characteristics of the building design can be quickly
explored, in a parallel way to which designers explore issues of function and use, aesthetics,
structure and cost. It is proposed that through use of such a method, considerations of energy and
environment can be integrated into each project from the very start of the design process.

Keywordssolar energy; energy assessment; environment; climate change; building design
Year2007
ConferenceProceedings of Advances in Computing and Technology
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Deposited22 Jul 2010
Web address (URL)http://www.uel.ac.uk/act/proceedings/documents/ACT07.pdf
http://hdl.handle.net/10552/889
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Tucker, S. (2007) ‘Integrating energy and environmental considerations into building design through use of a simplified thermal assessment method’ Proceedings of Advances in Computing and Technology, (AC&T) The School of Computing and Technology 2nd Annual Conference, University of East London, pp.233-237.

Place of publicationUniversity of East London
Page range233-237
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