Building a life-cycle evolutionary Design methodology able to create energy-efficient buildings flexibly connected with the neighbourhood energy system.

Project details

The Design4Energy project aims to develop an innovative Integrated Evolutionary Design Methodology that can allow the stakeholders to predict the current and future energy efficiency of buildings (both at individual level and neighbourhood level) and make better informed decisions to be able to optimise the energy performance at the building life cycle level, including operation and maintenance.

THINKlab input

THINKlab will develop an interactive 3D virtual workspace that can allow various actors to collectively simulate and assess the impact of various energy solutions within a visual space, with a view to achieving optimum energy efficiency at building level or/and at neighbourhood level. This virtual workspace will offer a “Simulated Reality” of the energy performance of buildings as close to the physical reality as possible.

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Project period

Oct 2013 to Sept 2017

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