"Magic Cube": An integrated and coordinated process for performance-based building design

Zhaozhou Meng, Michael Pelken, Jianshun Zhang, Daniel Rice, Yixing Chen, Shewangizaw Semahegn, Lixing Gu, Hugh Henderson

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Abstract

Buildings continue to become more complex and must meet stringent energy efficiency, indoor environmental quality (IEQ), and other project requirements which often have competing goals. Green building design calls for integrated and coordinated design process. Although software exists for either performance simulation or planning, none integrates both functions to support multi-disciplinary design team coordination and integrated energy and IEQ analysis from early to final design stages. This study explores methodologies, and develops a software framework to address this knowledge gap. An example is given to show how the software can be used to assist collaborative and integrated design for complex green building design.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages530-537
Number of pages8
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014
Event13th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality and Climate, Indoor Air 2014 - Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Duration: Jul 7 2014Jul 12 2014

Other

Other13th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality and Climate, Indoor Air 2014
CountryHong Kong
CityHong Kong
Period7/7/147/12/14

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Keywords

  • Building simulations
  • High-performance building design
  • Integrated design process
  • Performance evaluation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pollution
  • Building and Construction
  • Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis
  • Computer Science Applications

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Meng, Z., Pelken, M., Zhang, J., Rice, D., Chen, Y., Semahegn, S., Gu, L., & Henderson, H. (2014). "Magic Cube": An integrated and coordinated process for performance-based building design. 530-537. Paper presented at 13th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality and Climate, Indoor Air 2014, Hong Kong, Hong Kong.