New tools for the analysis and design of building envelopes

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We describe the integrated development of PowerDOE, a new version of the DOE-2 building energy analysis program, and the Building Design Advisor (BDA), a multimedia-based design tool that assists building designers with the concurrent consideration of multiple design solutions with respect to multiple design criteria. PowerDOE has a windows-based Graphical User Interface (GUI) that makes it easier to use than DOE-2, while retaining DOE-2`s calculation power and accuracy. BDA, with a similar GUI, is designed to link to multiple analytical models and databases. In its first release it is linked to PowerDOE and a Daylighting Analysis Module, as well as ... continued below

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Papamichael, K.; Winkelmann, F.C.; Buhl, W.F. & Chauvet, H. August 1, 1994.

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We describe the integrated development of PowerDOE, a new version of the DOE-2 building energy analysis program, and the Building Design Advisor (BDA), a multimedia-based design tool that assists building designers with the concurrent consideration of multiple design solutions with respect to multiple design criteria. PowerDOE has a windows-based Graphical User Interface (GUI) that makes it easier to use than DOE-2, while retaining DOE-2`s calculation power and accuracy. BDA, with a similar GUI, is designed to link to multiple analytical models and databases. In its first release it is linked to PowerDOE and a Daylighting Analysis Module, as well as to a Case Studies Database and a Schematic Graphic Editor. These allow building designers to set performance goals and address key building envelope parameters from the initial, schematic phases of building design to the detailed specification of building components and systems required by PowerDOE. The consideration of the thermal performance of building envelopes through PowerDOE and BDA is integrated with non-thermal envelope performance aspects, such as daylighting, as well as with the performance of non-envelope building components and systems, such as electric lighting and HVAC. Future versions of BDA will support links to CAD and electronic product catalogs, as well as provide context-dependent design advice to improve performance.

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  • 6. thermal performances of the exterior envelopes of buildings, Clearwater Beach, FL (United States), 4-8 Dec 1995

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  • Other: DE96014943
  • Report No.: LBL--36281
  • Report No.: CONF-951215--9
  • Grant Number: AC03-76SF00098
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 379089
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc688944

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Papamichael, K.; Winkelmann, F.C.; Buhl, W.F. & Chauvet, H. New tools for the analysis and design of building envelopes, article, August 1, 1994; California. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc688944/: accessed September 20, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.