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Session 4, Paper 4, CIBSE ASHRAE Technical Symposium, Dublin, Ireland 3-4 April 2014

 
  • Growing use of passive design to meet increasingly demanding energy standards.
  • Passive design lowers energy consumption but raises summer overheating risk (increased glazing, insulation and air tightness).

  • Simplified "compliance-based" modelling tools cannot evaluate overheating.

  • Understanding the trade-off between energy/carbon, cost and comfort using traditional modelling methods is difficult and timeconsuming when considering multiple design variables.