Illustrates a procedure to optimise the building envelope during the early design stages, in respect to costs, construction and use and energy performance improvements. The tool is aimed at project authors and client. Of the tool's two linked modules, the first manages parameters for the project requirements, and the second, a graphics module, enables sketches and calculations for input to the first module.
Multicriteria interactive tool to sketch the building envelope during first stages of architectural design.
in: USA, Atlanta, ASHRAE (American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers, Inc.), 2001, ISBN 1-883413-96-6, proceedings of a conference held Sheraton Sand Key Resort, Clearwater Beach, Florida, USA, 2-7 December 2001, CD ROM form