Wilde, Pieter de

Building Performance Analysis

Wilde, Pieter de - Building Performance Analysis, ebook


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Explores and brings together the existent body of knowledge on building performance analysis

Building performance is an important yet surprisingly complex concept. This book presents a comprehensive and systematic overview of the subject. It provides a working definition of building performance, and an in-depth discussion of the role building performance plays throughout the building life cycle. The book also explores the perspectives of various stakeholders, the functions of buildings, performance requirements, performance quantification (both predicted and measured), criteria for success, and the challenges of using performance analysis in practice.

Building Performance Analysis starts by introducing the subject of building performance: its key terms, definitions, history, and challenges. It then develops a theoretical foundation for the subject, explores the complexity of performance assessment, and the way that performance analysis impacts on actual buildings. In doing so, it attempts to answer the following questions: What is building performance? How can building performance be measured and analyzed? How does the analysis of building performance guide the improvement of buildings? And what can the building domain learn from the way performance is handled in other disciplines?

  • Assembles the current body of knowledge on building performance analysis in one unique resource
  • Offers deep insights into the complexity of using building performance analysis throughout the entire building life cycle, including design, operation and management
  • Contributes an emergent theory of building performance and its analysis

Building Performance Analysis will appeal to the building science community, both from industry and academia. It specifically targets advanced students in architectural engineering, building services design, building performance simulation and similar fields who hold an interest in ensuring that buildings meet the needs of their stakeholders.


Building performance analysis; architecture; construction; systems engineering; requirement engineering; user needs; stakeholders; building functions; building performance requirements; building systems; performance metrics; performance indicators; performance measures; goals; targets; constraints; measurement; experiments; monitoring; building performance simulation; validation; verification; stakeholder assessment; post occupancy evaluation; expert judgment; analysis in practice; performance-based design; integral design; design tools; decision making; building operation; building automation; maintenance; building control; fault detection and diagnosis; performance contracts; high performance buildings; smart buildings; intelligent buildings; building technology; emergent theory; decision-making; performance gap; aesthetics; lighting; energy efficiency; acoustics; water efficiency; building evacuation; productivity; durability; resilience; benchmark; baseline; building services engineering; construction management

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