High-performance green building design process modeling and integrated use of visualization tools

Sinem Korkmaz, John I. Messner, David R. Riley, Christopher Magent

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High-performance green buildings require close integration of building systems with a special focus on energy, daylighting, and material analysis during their design processes. Design process modeling and use of visualization tools can facilitate better communication and collaboration between team members; hence better integration in the design process. This paper presents a case study of the integrated design process of an Early Childhood Learning Center as performed by a team of university students and faculty. A process modeling approach of key decisions, required consultants, and virtual prototypes of the building was used during the design development stages of the case study. This case illustrates the use of process modeling and visualization tools to provide an accurate building information system for integrated teams. Through this experience, process modeling and visualization tools were found to be useful mechanisms to achieve high performance design goals and minimize design process waste.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)37-45
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Architectural Engineering
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2010

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Architecture
  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction
  • Visual Arts and Performing Arts


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