Gerhard Zimmermann
Bibliographic info:
Building Simulation, 2005, Montreal, Canada, 8 p

The paper describes a process that efficiently supports the early building design stage with prototype tools to capture topological floor plan sketches, calculate geometries, explore design alternatives, and generate data for performance simulations, for example for EnergyPlus. It is also shown how such data are used to generate object-model based simulators in the Virtual Building Laboratory environment. Examples and preliminary efficiency data are presented.