Khee Poh Lam, Nyuk Hien Wong and Sekhar Chandra
Bibliographic info:
Building Simulation, 7, 2001, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, p. 815-822

This  paper  discusses  the  use  of  multiple  building performance simulation tools to support the design of a state-of-the-art intelligent library building in Singapore. Building performance simulation tools that include energy analysis program, computational fluid dynamics (CFD) and daylighting models are utilized throughout the design process to evaluate various proposed design schemes, to study the impact of multiple design parameters and to assess the potential of certain design strategies and proposed systems on energy, ventilation, thermal comfort as well as day-lighting performance of the building. The paper also highlights the difficulties encountered during    the    process    and    recommendations    to overcome the difficulties are discussed.