Computational tools for low energy building design: capabilities and requirements

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Integrated building performance simulation (IBPS) is an established technology, with the ability to model the heat, mass, light, electricity and control signal flows within complex building/plant systems. The technology is used in practice to support the design of low energy solutions and, in Europe at least, such use is set to expand with the advent of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive, which mandates a modelling approach to legislation compliance. This paper summarises IBPS capabilities and identifies developments that aim to further improving integrity vis-à-vis the reality.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 19 Jul 2008
Event10th World Renewable Energy Congress - Glasgow, UK
Duration: 19 Jul 200825 Jul 2008


Conference10th World Renewable Energy Congress
CityGlasgow, UK


  • computational tools
  • low energy building design
  • energy conservation
  • buildings
  • energy


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