Aho Ilari
Bibliographic info:
Building Simulation, Madison, USA, 1995, p. 493-499

The primary purpose of this paper is to discuss the needs and expectations concerning simulation analysis and evaluation tools from the viewpoint of the design process. The main q questions arising from this viewpoint are those considering the nature of energy use in the building sector as a factor of decision making, building design and sonte of its charac teristics as an information process, and the value added to a particular design by the utilisation of simulation tools. Arising from the discussion, it is suggested that for the time being a more appropriate approach for reaching the average desing profes sional is based on the developrnent of simplified, low cost analysis and evaluation tools. The approach is discussed add described by presenting the concept, developrnent process and implementation of ETANA, a highly simplified building energy analysis tool, the first version of which is currently being