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Building Energy Simulation and the Design of Sustainable and Resilient Buildings

  • Bruno Lee
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Part of the Palgrave Studies in Sustainable Business In Association with Future Earth book series (PSSBAFE)

Abstract

Building energy simulation provides an effective means to evaluate the energy performance of buildings and facilitates decision-making processes by offering effective assessments of different design alternatives and strategies. An integrated design approach that considers both passive and active measures exploits the full energy savings potential of a building. This chapter reviews current practices in performing building energy simulation and exposes the potential performance-related risks as related to uncertainty in inputs. Risks can be assessed by considering the stochastic characteristics of real-case scenarios. An economics-based example and a weather-based example serve to demonstrate a performance-based design approach that supports ambitious design goals, such as net-zero energy building, and promotes resilient building designs that could maintain performance levels under the premise of climate change.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Concordia UniversityMontréalCanada

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