Title: Computer-aided design of energy-efficient buildings

Authors: Radu Zmeureanu, Paul Fazio

Addresses: Centre for Building Studies, Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. ' Centre for Building Studies, Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Abstract: The use of computers in the design of energy-efficient buildings has become a necessity because of the large number of parameters such designs involve and the need to meet standards that call for computer use. This paper shows how an initial design, developed in accordance with the proposed ASHRAE Standard 90.1 P |Energy efficient design of new buildings except low-rise residential buildings|, is modified to reduce the building|s energy costs.

Keywords: computer-aided building design; CAD; energy efficiency; HVAC systems; energy-efficient buildings; cost reduction; energy costs.

DOI: 10.1504/IJCAT.1990.062714

International Journal of Computer Applications in Technology, 1990 Vol.3 No.4, pp.214 - 220

Available online: 11 Jun 2014 *

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