WIT Press


Modeling The Sustainable Performance Of Residential Building Envelope: The Role Of Performance Indicator

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/ST110071

Volume

167

Pages

12

Page Range

67 - 78

Published

2011

Size

3,693 kb

Author(s)

A. Mwasha, R. Williams & J. Iwaro

Abstract

The success of modeling the sustainable performance of a residential building envelope will be, to a great extent, associated with the sustainable performance indicative parameters used. The sustainable indicative parameters that these assessment models are developed around should be chosen taking into account the targeted objectives. However, it is very common to find building performance assessment models that do not take into account these considerations and therefore have a limited capability and scope. The focus of this paper is to investigate the principal sustainable performance indicators for modeling the sustainable energy performance of the residential building envelope. This paper also provides an overview of existing sustainable performance indicators, discusses a conceptual framework for developing indicators and how they can be determined. In order to identify these indicators that influence the capability of building assessment models, a comprehensive survey of construction industry professional was conducted using questionnaire survey technique, while the data was analyzed using correlation analysis techniques. Suggestions were made on the principal sustainable performance indicator parameters that should be incorporated into the sustainable performance model. Keywords: building, envelope, sustainable, performance, indicator, energy, efficiency, model, residential, decision, framework.

Keywords

building, envelope, sustainable, performance, indicator, energy, efficiency, model, residential, decision, framework