Create automated tool to translate building performance model into thermal resilience model.
The goal of this project is to consolidate existing knowledge and practices in using building performance simulation to evaluate thermal resilience, and to create automated tools to convert building performance models to models for thermal resilience analysis.
The project begins with a literature review on existing simulation study that uses building performance simulation to evaluate thermal resilience. The goal is to understand existing best practices and expert knowledge in literature. Subsequent phases of the research project will attempt to embed the expert knowledge and simulation practices in automated tools, in which building simulation models that are built for performance analysis, can be converted into models to evaluate thermal resilience.
The anticipated outcome of this project is a web-based application that can be used by building designers to convert building performance models into building thermal resilience models.
Siu, C.Y., O’Brien, W., Touchie, M.F., Armstrong, M., Laouadi, A., Gaur, A., Jandaghian, A., Macdonald, I. “Evaluating thermal resilience of building designs using building performance simulation – A review of existing practices,” Building and Environment, 234, (2023) 110124. doi: 10.1016/j.buildenv.2023.110124