The State-of-the-Art in Building Modeling Software

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Title: The State-of-the-Art in Building Modeling Software

Author(s): Jian M. Zhang

Publication: Web Session

Volume: Zhang.pdf

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Keywords: thermal mass modeling, energy conservation, building modeling software

Date: 3/19/2012

Abstract:
Energy efficiency concerns are driving material selection decisions as designers and building developers embrace green building strategies like never before. This session reviews the design process as it relates to energy modeling tools and how thermal mass and construction system selection are integrated into the design process. It identifies and describes appropriate simulation tools that integrate concrete and masonry construction into building design to optimize energy efficiency. Case studies that address computer modeling programs and thermal mass will be presented. The energy modeling process and several modeling methods will be explained. Specific attention will be given to how


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