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Andersen, M, Kleindienst, S, Yi, L, Lee, J, Bodart, M and Cutler, B (2008) An intuitive daylighting performance analysis and optimization approach. Building Research & Information, 36(06), 593–607.

Canter, D (2008) Do we need a metatheory of the built environment?. Building Research & Information, 36(06), 663–7.

Ho, D C W, Chau, K W and Yau, Y (2008) Evaluating unauthorized appendages in private apartment buildings. Building Research & Information, 36(06), 568–79.

Hu, D, Mohamed, Y, Taghaddos, H and Hermann, U ( (2018) A simulation-based method for effective workface planning of industrial construction projects. Construction Management and Economics, 36(06), 328–47.

Mahapatra, K and Gustavsson, L (2008) Multi-storey timber buildings: breaking industry path dependency. Building Research & Information, 36(06), 638–48.

Reymen, I M M J, Dewulf, G P M R and Blokpoel, S B (2008) Framework for managing uncertainty in property projects. Building Research & Information, 36(06), 580–92.

Ryu, S-R, Rhee, K-N, Yeo, M-S and Kim, K-W (2008) Strategies for flow rate balancing in radiant floor heating systems. Building Research & Information, 36(06), 625–37.

Sanchez, B and Haas, C (2018) Capital project planning for a circular economy. Construction Management and Economics, 36(06), 303–12.

Snyder, J R, Dilaver, O, Stephenson, L C, Mackie, J E and Smith, S D (2018) Agent-based modelling and construction – reconstructing antiquity’s largest infrastructure project. Construction Management and Economics, 36(06), 313–27.

Szalay, Z (2008) Modelling building stock geometry for energy, emission and mass calculations. Building Research & Information, 36(06), 557–67.

  • Type: Journal Article
  • Keywords: building geometry; building morphology; building stock; energy efficiency; life cycle assessment; residential buildings; Hungary
  • ISBN/ISSN: 0961-3218
  • URL: https://doi.org/10.1080/09613210802396429
  • Abstract:
    The effect of energy efficiency measures is generally evaluated for one or only a few houses. While the energy and environmental optimization of a particular building design is crucial, this cannot easily draw generic conclusions for future building designs. A method is presented for considering the effect of building geometry in simplified energy and life cycle assessment studies. Based on architectural and functional considerations, realistic ranges were determined for the parameters describing the geometry of ‘technically feasible’ buildings and their relationships. These parameters include floor area, the number of storeys, the perimeter-to-floor area ratio, the ratio of the building envelope adjoining neighbouring heated buildings, the window ratio and frame factor, the density of partition walls, and the roof slope. An algorithm is developed for the random generation of a large building sample based on the realistic ranges of these geometric parameters. By analysing the results, it is possible to calculate the expected value, standard deviation and confidence interval of the sample. The application of the method is shown in an example. The cumulative non-renewable energy demand is calculated for the whole life cycle and for different building types.

Ye, M, Lu, W, Flanagan, R and Ye, K (2018) Diversification in the international construction business. Construction Management and Economics, 36(06), 348–61.

Yun, G Y, Steemers, K and Baker, N (2008) Natural ventilation in practice: linking facade design, thermal performance, occupant perception and control. Building Research & Information, 36(06), 608–24.

Zemke, D M V and Pullman, M (2008) Assessing the value of good design in hotels. Building Research & Information, 36(06), 543–56.