Integrated building performance simulation: progress, prospects and requirements

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This paper is concerned with the role of Building Performance Simulation (BPS) in assisting with the creation of energy efficient habitats. It characterises achievements to date in a non-program-specific manner and in relation to the ultimate goal of providing practitioners with the means to appraise, accurately and rapidly, the multi-variate performance of built environments of arbitrary complexity. The shortcomings of the state-of-the-art, when assessed against this goal, are used to identify future development priorities.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)294-306
Number of pages13
JournalBuilding and Environment
Early online date11 Apr 2015
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2015


  • building performance simulation
  • progress
  • prospects
  • requirements analysis


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