[Greenbuilding] Building performance modelling/evaluation/tweaking at the design stage (was Re: HVAC COPs)
nochi at gmx.net
Fri Feb 6 05:45:22 CST 2009
I think when you're not in a design/build position, you'll be (i.e. as
an architect) trying to spread out the work and responsibility, as your
profit margins (esp. for small-ish projects) are low enough already so
that you don't want the added headache (and liability) of promising
stuff you can neither guarantee nor ultimately have the time to do.
I don't know about the US, but that's the way many folks operate here
over the pond (Germany=). I guess Bob is spot on in his diagnosis of how
i.e. big property developers work.
Speaking of tweaking, can anyone recommend good, practical and basic
literature on building energy performance & influence factors and how to
set up a calculation scheme? I'm thinking basic and intermediate level
here.. that could be used in class. As it is, many schools are still
stuck in formalist schemes and trying to raise the next Koolhaas.. *yawn*
@ Technical Univ. Berlin
> The mainstream builders, designers, and other building team players
> are much less likely to be doing so.
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