Business success through process based application of simulation

Lori McElroy, Jeremy Cockroft, Jon Hand

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Abstract

Progressive design practices are increasingly cognisant of the potential of building energy simulation to assist the delivery of energy efficient, sustainable buildings. However, the success of any building performance assessment hinges on the capabilities of the tool; the collective competences of the team formed to apply it; and, crucially, the existence of an in-house framework within which simulation can be applied with confidence (McElroy and Clarke 1999). There is also a need for the professions to set up mechanisms that facilitate dialogue with vendors in order to influence tool capabilities. And on the related issues of building an in-house competency and a framework for application, the two core issues facing the professions are: i) a need for the development of in-house procedures for management of simulation; and ii) quality assurance of the related models and appraisal results.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of Building Simulation Conference 2007
Pages1740-1747
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Event10th IBPSA Conference on Building Simulation 2007 - Beijing, China
Duration: 3 Sep 20076 Sep 2007

Conference

Conference10th IBPSA Conference on Building Simulation 2007
CountryChina
CityBeijing
Period3/09/076/09/07

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Keywords

  • simulation in practice
  • knowledge transfer
  • qualityassurance
  • architecture
  • building simulation

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McElroy, L., Cockroft, J., & Hand, J. (2008). Business success through process based application of simulation. In Proceedings of Building Simulation Conference 2007 (pp. 1740-1747)