An Integrated User Interface of Assessment and Optimization for Architectural Façade Shading Designs in Taiwan

Yaw Shyan Tsay, Min Shiun Wu, Chuan Hsuan Lin

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Abstract

In response to sustainable development goals, the architectural industry aims to decrease the high proportion of emissions and energy use in the construction sector. Therefore, the design method of building performance optimization (BPO) has been advocated in recent studies as a method for accomplishing high-performance building design. However, BPO remains difficult to implement in practice due to the lack of a definite process and supporting tools for architects/designers in the early design process. The purpose of this paper is to propose a BPO framework and integrated design decision support (DDS) interface to provide a visual and science-based analysis and assist designers working with high-performance building façade designs. The framework and DDS tool are then tested by designers through a practice design of the headquarters façade. All the designers started and implemented the facade optimization design in a short training session, although they reported that the developed support tools still needed to be improved in terms of also integrating optimization tools. The characteristics of the user interface help considerably with comparing and making decisions in optimal solutions. The results emphasize the importance of developing design support tools for practical adoption from practical designers’ perspectives.

Original languageEnglish
Article number2116
JournalBuildings
Volume12
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2022 Dec

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Architecture
  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction

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