Design Energy Simulation for Architects

Un libro in lingua di Kjell Anderson edito da Routledge, 2014

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Leading architectural firms are now using in-house design simulation to help make more sustainable design

decisions. Taking advantage of these new tools requires understanding of what can be done with simulation, how to

do it, and how to interpret the results.

This software-agnostic book, which is intended for you to use as a professional architect, shows you how to reduce

the energy use of all buildings using simulation for shading, daylighting, airflow, and energy modeling. Written by a

practicing architect who specializes in design simulation, the book includes thirty case studies of net-zero buildings,

as well as of projects with less lofty goals, to demonstrate how energy simulation has helped designers make early


Within each case study, author Kjell Anderson mentions the software used, how the simulation was set up, and

how the project team used the simulation to make design decisions. Chapters and case studies are written so

that you learn general concepts without being tied to particular software. Each chapter builds on the theory from

previous chapters, includes a summary of concept-level hand calculations (if applicable), and gives comprehensive

explanations with graphic examples. Additional topics include simulation basics, comfort, climate analysis, a

discussion on how simulation is integrated into some firms, and an overview of some popular design simulation


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