Design Guidance for Low-Energy Dwellings in Early Design Phases: Development of a simple design support tool in SketchUp

@article{Macris2012DesignGF,
  title={Design Guidance for Low-Energy Dwellings in Early Design Phases: Development of a simple design support tool in SketchUp},
  author={Vincent Macris and Lieve Weytjens and Kenny Geyskens and Mark Knapen and Griet Verbeeck},
  journal={eCAADe proceedings},
  year={2012}
}
Considering the energy efficiency and comfort levels of dwellings, stricter legislation will be applied towards 2020. To reach these requirements, an insight into the energy efficiency becomes essential from the start of a design. However, the uptake of building simulation tools by architects and students to evaluate the energy performance during the architectural design process remains very limited, mainly due to the complexity of these tools. Therefore, this research aims at early design… 

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