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SmartBuildingAnalyser: a parametric early-stage analysis tool for multi- objecti

SmartBuildingAnalyser: a parametric early-stage analysis tool for multi- objecti

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SmartBuildingAnalyser: a parametric early-stage analysis tool for multi- objective building design

Session 2 Paper 4, University College London, 16-17 April 2015

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This paper introduces SmartBuildingAnalyser (SBA), a set of components developed for Grasshopper to support rapid parametric design at early stages in the project lifecycle of building design. SBA is demonstrated on two projects to optimise a design for daylighting and for occupant productivity. Development of SBA is strongly governed by the needs of practising engineers and has been developed in such an environment where the challenges of industry workflows are acknowledged. These projects demonstrate some early usefulness of SBA in discovering Pareto optimal designs and visualising data sets, and the potential benefits of SBA are expected to grow with continued work on developing the user interface and in linking further analysis engines.