I will share with you the abstract of the paper first intended to be presented at an European Conference in Trondheim, Norway. You will find a link to the full (4 pages) paper just below.
Current daylight and energy performance evaluation practices vary greatly in the industry due to a lack of robust software packages allowing for consistent interoperability. Those deficient workflow result in high evaluation costs due to the large number of hours used for simulation preparation, and in a compliance-chasing attitude in which assessing for qualities beyond the minimum regulation is a luxury often left aside. As an attempt to create awareness around the benefits of structured hierarchy models for the building simulation community, this paper describes methods solving identified silos based on openBIM, web technologies, and custom-made algorithms, resulting in smart and streamlined evaluation workflow greatly reducing assessing time and costs. The resulting platform-neutral web application is more than a proof-of-concept, it has as ambition to lift our industry inefficient practices and inspire others in this critical time of societal green transition.
Feel free to read the short paper, 4 pages, if interested!