Building Performance Simulation for Design and Operation (Hardcover)

Building Performance Simulation for Design and Operation By Jan L. M. Hensen (Editor), Roberto Lamberts (Editor) Cover Image

Building Performance Simulation for Design and Operation (Hardcover)

By Jan L. M. Hensen (Editor), Roberto Lamberts (Editor)

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When used appropriately, building performance simulation has the potential to reduce the environmental impact of the built environment, to improve indoor quality and productivity, as well as to facilitate future innovation and technological progress in construction. Since publication of the first edition of Building Performance Simulation for Design and Operation, the discussion has shifted from a focus on software features to a new agenda, which centres on the effectiveness of building performance simulation in building life cycle processes.

This new edition provides a unique and comprehensive overview of building performance simulation for the complete building life cycle from conception to demolition, and from a single building to district level. It contains new chapters on building information modelling, occupant behaviour modelling, urban physics modelling, urban building energy modelling and renewable energy systems modelling. This new edition keeps the same chapter structure throughout including learning objectives, chapter summaries and assignments. Moreover, the book:

- Provides unique insights into the techniques of building performance modelling and simulation and their application to performance-based design and operation of buildings and the systems which service them.

- Provides readers with the essential concepts of computational support of performance-based design and operation.

- Provides examples of how to use building simulation techniques for practical design, management and operation, their limitations and future direction.

It is primarily intended for building and systems designers and operators, and postgraduate architectural, environmental or mechanical engineering students.

Jan L.M. Hensen is Professor in Building Performance Simulation at Eindhoven University of Technology. His teaching and research focuses on development and application of computational modelling and simulation for high-performance buildings while considering building physics, indoor environmental quality and building energy systems. He is, amongst other roles, Co-Editor of the first edition of Building Performance Simulation for Design and Operation and the founding Co-Editor of the Journal of Building Performance Simulation. Roberto Lamberts is a Professor in Construction at the Department of Civil Engineering of the Federal University of Santa Catarina. He is also currently a board member of the International Building Performance Simulation Association (IBPSA) and counsellor of the Brazilian Council for Sustainable Buildings. He is, amongst other roles, Co-Editor of the first edition of Building Performance Simulation for Design and Operation and editorial board member of the Journal of Building Performance Simulation.
Product Details ISBN: 9781138392199
ISBN-10: 1138392197
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: May 8th, 2019
Pages: 772
Language: English