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Title: Design guidance for low-energy dwellings in early design phases: development of a simple design support tool in SketchUp
Authors: Macris, Vincent
Weytjens, Lieve
Geyskens, Kenny
Knapen, Marc
Verbeeck, Griet
Issue Date: 2012
Publisher: eCAADe
Citation: Achten, Henri; Pavlicek, Jiri; Hulin, Jaroslav; Matjedan, Dana (Ed.). Proceedings of the 30th eCAADe Conference, p. 691-699
Abstract: Considering the energy efficiency and comfort levels of dwellings, stricter legislation will be applied towards 2020. To reach these requirements, an insight into the energy efficiency becomes essential 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.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/14475
ISI #: 000330322400073
ISBN: 978-9-4912070-2-0
Category: C1
Type: Proceedings Paper
Appears in Collections: Research publications

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