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Title: Better IAQ through integrating design tools for the HVACindustry

Abstract

There is currently no effective combination of interoperable design tools to cover all critical aspects of the HVAC design process. Existing design tools are separately available, but require expertise and operating time that is beyond the scope of a normal design project. For example, energy analysis and computational fluid dynamics (CFD) tools are not used in practical design, leading to poor indoor air quality and/or unnecessary energy consumption in buildings. A prototype integrated software tool for demonstration, process mapping and proof-of-concept purposes was developed under a new international, Finland/USA jointly funded development project BildIT. Individual design tools were simplified and adapted to specific applications and also integrated so that they can be used in a timely and effective manner by the designer. The core of the prototype linked together an architectural CAD system, a 3D space model, a CFD program and a building energy simulation program and it utilizes real product data from manufacturer's software. Also the complex building design, construction, maintenance and retrofit processes were mapped to get a template for the structure of the integrated design tool.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Ernest Orlando Lawrence Berkeley NationalLaboratory, Berkeley, CA (US)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE. Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency andRenewable Energy. Office of the Building Technologies Program. State andCommunity Programs. Office of Building Systems; Finnish NationalTechnology Agency
OSTI Identifier:
877666
Report Number(s):
LBNL-48456
R&D Project: 0; BnR: 600305000; TRN: US200607%%420
DOE Contract Number:  
DE-AC02-05CH11231
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Healthy Buildings 2000 Conference, Espoo,Finland, August 6-10, 2000
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; AIR QUALITY; CONSTRUCTION; DESIGN; ENERGY ANALYSIS; ENERGY CONSUMPTION; MAINTENANCE; SIMULATION

Citation Formats

Laine, Tuomas, Kosonen, Risto, Hagstrom, Kim, Mustakallio, Panu, Yin, De-Wei, Haves, Philip, and Chen, Qingyan. Better IAQ through integrating design tools for the HVACindustry. United States: N. p., 2000. Web.
Laine, Tuomas, Kosonen, Risto, Hagstrom, Kim, Mustakallio, Panu, Yin, De-Wei, Haves, Philip, & Chen, Qingyan. Better IAQ through integrating design tools for the HVACindustry. United States.
Laine, Tuomas, Kosonen, Risto, Hagstrom, Kim, Mustakallio, Panu, Yin, De-Wei, Haves, Philip, and Chen, Qingyan. Thu . "Better IAQ through integrating design tools for the HVACindustry". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/877666.
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author = {Laine, Tuomas and Kosonen, Risto and Hagstrom, Kim and Mustakallio, Panu and Yin, De-Wei and Haves, Philip and Chen, Qingyan},
abstractNote = {There is currently no effective combination of interoperable design tools to cover all critical aspects of the HVAC design process. Existing design tools are separately available, but require expertise and operating time that is beyond the scope of a normal design project. For example, energy analysis and computational fluid dynamics (CFD) tools are not used in practical design, leading to poor indoor air quality and/or unnecessary energy consumption in buildings. A prototype integrated software tool for demonstration, process mapping and proof-of-concept purposes was developed under a new international, Finland/USA jointly funded development project BildIT. Individual design tools were simplified and adapted to specific applications and also integrated so that they can be used in a timely and effective manner by the designer. The core of the prototype linked together an architectural CAD system, a 3D space model, a CFD program and a building energy simulation program and it utilizes real product data from manufacturer's software. Also the complex building design, construction, maintenance and retrofit processes were mapped to get a template for the structure of the integrated design tool.},
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