Given the complexity of energy/environmental systems, modelling and simulation is perhaps the best approach to design. The material presented in this course aims to impart an understanding of the theoretical and operational principles underlying building simulation.
To furnish guidance on the appropriate application of Building Performance Simulation (BPS), to promote good practice and to offer reference material to support practicing environmental engineers and architects. The workshop covers the basics of using simulation tools with an emphasis on application and case studies. The workshop also emphasises the importance of simulation validation, in particular building performance monitoring.
The workshop includes an experiential half-day intricacies and joys of evaluating environmental performance aspects of buildings. Using cutting-edge microprocessor based data loggers and handheld instruments on site, participants will understand about how (and how well) buildings perform.