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Adequacy of current design tools and methods for solar architecture – results of IEA-SHC Task 41’s international survey

Kanters, Jouri LU (2011) PLEA 2011 In [Host publication title missing] p.65-70
Abstract
The International Energy Agency’s (IEA) Task 41: Solar Energy and Architecture gathers

researchers, academics and practicing architects from 14 countries in a project pursuing the objectives to

identify and address obstacles that architects are facing in solar design. Part of this three-year project is the

development of an international survey -intended for practicing architects- addressing a broad range of issues

from passive and active solar design to the availability and adequacy of existing digital tools. This paper

presents parts of the results of this international survey related to Task 41 Subtask B: Tools and methods for

solar design. The results show that there is still a need... (More)
The International Energy Agency’s (IEA) Task 41: Solar Energy and Architecture gathers

researchers, academics and practicing architects from 14 countries in a project pursuing the objectives to

identify and address obstacles that architects are facing in solar design. Part of this three-year project is the

development of an international survey -intended for practicing architects- addressing a broad range of issues

from passive and active solar design to the availability and adequacy of existing digital tools. This paper

presents parts of the results of this international survey related to Task 41 Subtask B: Tools and methods for

solar design. The results show that there is still a need to improve tools and methods for architects such as

increased support needed for decision-making and for solar design in CAAD tools. The results also state that

architects’ skills with regards to solar design in tools are ‘poor’ or ‘very poor’. Furthermore, results indicate that

decision-making for the integration of solar technologies in the conceptual phase is mainly handled by the

architects alone. Finally, the results show that tools need to be simpler, that the interoperability between

software needs to be improved, that tools should provide key data about solar energy aspects as well as explicit

feedback to the architect, and that tools need a better visualisation especially for active solar energy systems. (Less)
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Bodart, Magali and Evrard, Arnaud
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  abstract     = {The International Energy Agency’s (IEA) Task 41: Solar Energy and Architecture gathers<br/><br>
researchers, academics and practicing architects from 14 countries in a project pursuing the objectives to<br/><br>
identify and address obstacles that architects are facing in solar design. Part of this three-year project is the<br/><br>
development of an international survey -intended for practicing architects- addressing a broad range of issues<br/><br>
from passive and active solar design to the availability and adequacy of existing digital tools. This paper<br/><br>
presents parts of the results of this international survey related to Task 41 Subtask B: Tools and methods for<br/><br>
solar design. The results show that there is still a need to improve tools and methods for architects such as<br/><br>
increased support needed for decision-making and for solar design in CAAD tools. The results also state that<br/><br>
architects’ skills with regards to solar design in tools are ‘poor’ or ‘very poor’. Furthermore, results indicate that<br/><br>
decision-making for the integration of solar technologies in the conceptual phase is mainly handled by the<br/><br>
architects alone. Finally, the results show that tools need to be simpler, that the interoperability between<br/><br>
software needs to be improved, that tools should provide key data about solar energy aspects as well as explicit<br/><br>
feedback to the architect, and that tools need a better visualisation especially for active solar energy systems.},
  author       = {Kanters, Jouri},
  booktitle    = {[Host publication title missing]},
  editor       = {Bodart, Magali and Evrard, Arnaud},
  keyword      = {visualization,simulation,solar architecture,early design phase,survey,CAAD,digital tools,design methods},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {65--70},
  publisher    = {Presses universitaires de Louvain},
  title        = {Adequacy of current design tools and methods for solar architecture – results of IEA-SHC Task 41’s international survey},
  year         = {2011},
}