This paper presents the requirements of the building representation to supports the holistic performance assessment of building performance into a single application. The performance views considered are energy consumption, room acoustics, occupant comfort, and the life cycle impact assessment related to the fuel and materials flows over the whole building life (LCIA). The paper continues with the description of this data model into ESP-r, an existing advanced building simulation application, and its extension to support room acoustics and LCIA views.
A method for multiple-view assessment of building performances in ESP-R
Building Simulation, 7, 2001, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, p. 975-982