A parametric design-based methodology to visualize building performance at the neighborhood scale

This paper focuses on parametric design-­based visualization methods to represent building performance at the neighborhood scale in the perspective of an integrated design-support system. The goal of the developed methodology is to convey the relative effectiveness of different design alternatives according to a wide range of building performance indicators, including the potential for active solar applications, the energy need for space heating/cooling and (spatial) daylight autonomy The proposed methodology is applied to a case study of a typical urban renewal project in Switzerland for which several design variants were analyzed using validated climate-­based simulation engines. For each design variant, simulation results are represented qualitatively using multiple false-­color maps and quantitatively through comprehensive plots. We conclude by showing the applicability of this methodology to a large number of neighborhood-­scale design variants as well as the complementarity of the proposed visualization methods. On the basis of the case study application, a possible implementation as a design-­support tool is finally discussed.

Baratieri, Marco
Corrado, Vincenzo
Gasparella, Andrea
Patuzzi, Francesco
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Building Simulation Applications BSA 2015 2nd IBPSA-Italy conference Bozen-Bolzano, 4th – 6th February 2015, 351-358
Presented at:
Building Simulation Applications 2015 - 2nd IBPSA-Italy Conference, Bolzano/Bozen, Italy, February 4-6, 2015
Bozen-Bolzano, Italy, Bozen-Bolzano University Press

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