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dc.contributor.authorCrawford, RH
dc.contributor.authorBunster, V
dc.date.accessioned2020-11-25T21:02:58Z
dc.date.available2020-11-25T21:02:58Z
dc.date.issued2020-11-20
dc.identifier.citationCrawford, R. H. & Bunster, V. (2020). A web-based tool for streamlining environmental decision-making in building design. IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science, 588, (2), pp.022075-022075. IOP Publishing. https://doi.org/10.1088/1755-1315/588/2/022075.
dc.identifier.issn1755-1307
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11343/251900
dc.description.abstractThe construction industry is an important driver for economic growth, but it is also a major contributor to global energy use and greenhouse gas emissions. A plethora of sustainable design tools and rating schemes have been developed in an attempt to improve the environmental performance of buildings. Regardless of their increasing adoption by the construction industry, much of the existing focus is on improving the operational performance of buildings. However, a more holistic life cycle approach that also considers material production is critical. Despite this, limited information and tools are available that consider the full life cycle at the point where decisions can have the greatest impact – at the early stages of design. This paper presents a webbased tool to assist environmental decision-making by providing information on the life cycle energy loadings of building envelope assemblies at the early stages of design. Real-time embodied energy calculations are combined with cloud-based building energy simulation within a graphical user interface that enables exploration of different alternatives through interactive visualisations. This paper describes the tool, an output of over 10 years of research, and how it can be used to inform building envelope assembly selection to reduce life cycle energy.
dc.publisherIOP Publishing
dc.titleA web-based tool for streamlining environmental decision-making in building design
dc.typeConference Paper
dc.identifier.doi10.1088/1755-1315/588/2/022075
melbourne.affiliation.departmentArchitecture, Building and Planning
melbourne.source.titleIOP Conference Series : Earth and Environmental Science
melbourne.source.volume588
melbourne.source.issue2
melbourne.source.pages022075-022075
melbourne.identifier.arcLP120200306
dc.rights.licenseCC BY
melbourne.elementsid1480799
melbourne.openaccess.urlhttps://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1755-1315/588/2/022075
melbourne.openaccess.statusPublished version
melbourne.contributor.authorCrawford, Robert
melbourne.contributor.authorBunster Milnes, Victor
dc.identifier.eissn1755-1315
melbourne.identifier.fundernameidWILLIAMS BOAG ARCHITECTS, LP120200306
melbourne.identifier.fundernameidAUSTRALIAN RESEARCH COUNCIL, LP120200306
melbourne.identifier.fundernameidCHARTERED INST OF BUILDING AUSTRALASIA
melbourne.accessrightsOpen Access


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