||Automating building life cycle energy assesment
||Drogemuller R, Ambrose M, Tucker S
||Building designers and developers are expected to meet an increasing range ofconstraints on building projects. Normally, the new constraints are part of anestablished body of knowledge which designers either have to learn or a new"discipline" emerges which has expertise in the new area. While the stock ofbuildings is improved through these new requirements, both of these paths increasethe complexity of the design process with consequent increases in time and cost forthe project.LICHEE is an advanced prototype of a system that integrates CAD with life cycleenergy assessment. With the addition of some extra information, it automaticallyestimates the operational energy and embodied energy requirements of detachedhousing The system was built out of existing components using the IndustryFoundation Classes (IFCs) as the "glue" to bind the components together. The useof the IFCs provided significant savings in development time over writinginterfaces against the major CAD systems. The software architecture chosenallowed the use of existing stand-alone software components that previouslyrequired extra expertise and time.
|Year of publication:
Drogemuller R, Ambrose M, Tucker S (2002).
Automating building life cycle energy assesment. Agger K (ed.); Distributing knowledge in building; Arhus, June 12 - 14, Denmark (ISSN: 2706-6568),