10.45 Building Design Optimization

Chair: Fabian Ochs, University of Innsbruck, Austria

Optimizing the performance of self-shading façades
  • Performance vs. architectural aspiration
  • Interactive tool for early design stages

Giovanni Zemella, Ove Arup & Partners, London, UK

Form follows performance: Integrating sustainability into design practices
  • How to apply Building Performance Analysis effectively into the design process
  • Set vision, track and improve the design by evidence-based approach
  • Optimizing information exchange: Building Information Modelling (BIM) + Parametric tools

Joyce Chan, HOK, London, UK

Impact of different energy balancing methods on Net Zero Energy Buildings
  • New energy balancing method of SIA 380 and Minergie
  • Annual versus hourly energy balance for net zero energy buildings
  • The impact of symmetric and unsymmetric primary energy factors

Monika Hall, University of Applied Sciences Northwestern Switzerland

Understanding underground: a journey through simulations
  • Building simulation technologies
  • Earth sheltering
  • Parametric envelope design

Alfonso E. Hernandez, MEDiAM design collaborative, Houston, Texas

Brief Presentations

Optimization of the energy performance in the early design stage of free-form buildings

Gabriela Celani, UNICAMP, Campinas, Brazil

12:30 Lunch