| Building Performance Simulation and Monitoring  
Instructor: Shady Attia

 

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Course Objective:

Given the increasing demand for higher levels of sustainability in the built environment, and the growing complexity of integrated design solutions to achieve this, there is a need for design support methodologies that facilitate efficient and effective sustainable building operation. Future architectural engineers need to be able to make informed decisions based on a thorough understanding of the governing physical principles, and awareness of the dynamic interactions between climate conditions; building shape and structure; (renewable) energy systems; the building user; and the integration in the urban environment. The objectives of this course are to present the underlying theoretical and operational principles of building-integrated sustainable energy systems from component/system-level to district-scale. Also to introduce performance-based analysis and monitoring as a useful tool for assessing the trade-offs between indoor climate, cost-effectiveness and environmental performance. A full scale audit and energy model will be created during the course to highlight the opportunities and challenges of state-of-the-art building performance simulation and monitoring techniques and to provide hands-on training in the use of such tools.