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Architects’ approaches to early stage design energy modelling – an organisational perspective

Oliveira, Sonja; Marco, Elena

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Abstract

Energy modelling practices have been mainly studied from energy modellers' and/or building services engineers' perspectives. In addition, most discussions have focused attention on analysis parameters and tool features, with less attention devoted to organisational and social processes involved. This paper discusses how architects in leading UK and USA firms approach the adoption and implementation of recently developed early stage energy modelling with a focus on organisational processes across 9 large firms. Findings suggest differing facilitating conditions, social influences and attitudes contributed towards architects either temporarily adapting or adopting energy modelling in their organisational and design practices.

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Oliveira, S., & Marco, E. (2018, September). Architects’ approaches to early stage design energy modelling – an organisational perspective. Paper presented at Building Simulation and Optimization 2018

Presentation Conference Type Conference Paper (unpublished)
Conference Name Building Simulation and Optimization 2018
Start Date Sep 11, 2018
End Date Sep 12, 2019
Acceptance Date Jul 26, 2018
Publication Date Jul 26, 2018
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Keywords architecture, building performance, energy modelling, organization processes, technology adoption
Public URL https://uwe-repository.worktribe.com/output/864148
Additional Information Title of Conference or Conference Proceedings : Building Simulation and Optimization 2018