Authors Jeff Cole and Micheal Hatten present how to integrate performance modeling throughout the design process. Starting with the basic four design strategies (Climate, Use, Building Design, and Systems) they outline how to optimize each of those four strategies throughout all the parts of the design process. Below is a simplified outline of the presentation.
4 integrated design strategies to consider throughout all phases of design
-Climate: see it as a resource, not a limitation
-Use: Small adjustments can create a significant difference
-Building Design: Orientation, form, and selection of materials are interrelated with opportunities of natural design strategies.
-Systems: Integrating climate into load scheduling will make a large difference in energy consumption.
-Research climate, wind roses, and sun paths early in the process can inform many design choices that will enhance the sustainable aspect of the building.
-Identify the components of projected use and programming that will impact the sizing of mechanical equipment and consider how these can be modified.
-Think about the seasonal impact of the climate and way that they can be used as resources instead of limitations.
-With a greater occupancy analysis and more detailed programming, consider the indoor quality. For example if a lot of lighting is needed to do a specific task, develop a way to use natural daylighting to minimize the need for electric lighting.
-Form an overall HVAC strategy; include passive systems that will impact the loads for sizing the mechanical units.
-Use research and strategies from conceptual design phase to inform the building design.
-Create the form to take maximum advantage of daylight, natural ventilation, and view from within the building.
-Develop different exterior shading options to help optimize building performance.
-Use performance modeling to inform decisions about what type of mechanical equipment and use the information to appropriately size the units.
-Consider integrating daylighting and electric lighting with the use of sensors.
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