Building Performance Simulation for Design and Operation provides a unique and comprehensive overview of building simulation for the building lifecycle from conception to demolition. Produced in cooperation with the International Building Performance Simulation Association (IBPSA), it features contributions from 14 experts in the field. It includes concepts ranging from technical building services to energy demand prediction and indoor environment quality, all of which are focused on the role of building simulation in performance-based building design and operation.
Effective building performance simulation can reduce the environmental impact of the built environment, improve indoor environment quality, and facilitate future innovation and technological progress in construction. It draws on many disciplines, including physics, mathematics, and computational sciences to improve model robustness and fidelity. Geared towards advanced students in building engineering as well as architectural, environmental, and mechanical engineers, Building Performance Simulation for Design and Operation provides an in-depth discussion on the effectiveness of building simulation in live-cycle processes.