Architects And Energy Simulations Tool
Index Terms: Energy Efficient Building, Energy Simulation Tool, Architect.
Abstract: Today, there are many energy simulation tools in the market. However, existing energy simulation tools are not architect friendly. There are at least three shortcomings of the existing energy simulation tools that impede architects from using them: excessive data input requirement, non intuitive user interface, and too complex. An energy simulation tool will be used regularly by architects if it accommodates their preferences such as: simple, easy to use, provide alternative designs, no excessive data input, accuracy is not important. This paper presents the results of literature study on relationship between architects and energy simulation tools.
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