Modeling the Impacts of Local Factors for Healthcare Building Energy Performance Improvement in Thailand
This research aims to perform, compare, and evaluate Integrated Building Design (IBD) processes, collaborating the Building Information Modeling (BIM) with Building Performance Simulation (BPS) applications to perform energy analysis and to improve the building energy performance of a Generalizable Building Design (GBD), an universal application on health care facilities design in Thailand. The IBD processes produce the simulation results in a harmonious direction. Slight variation of building orientation could alter the extent of energy consumption. The integration of the three measures could minimize the energy consumption greatly. The study addresses limitations of the IBDs in the software integration processes.
Keywords: Local Factors in Construction ; Energy Performance Improvement ; Generalizable Healthcare Building Design ; Integrated Building Design.
eISSN 2514-751X © 2018. The Authors. Published for AMER ABRA cE-Bs by e-International Publishing House, Ltd., UK. This is an open-access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/). Peer–review under responsibility of AMER (Association of Malaysian Environment-Behaviour Researchers), ABRA (Association of Behavioural Researchers on Asians) and cE-Bs (Centre for Environment-Behaviour Studies), Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia.