Building Performance Analysis

Book description

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.

Table of contents

  1. Cover
  2. Foreword
  3. Preface
  4. 1 Introduction
    1. 1.1 Building Performance: Framing, Key Terms and Definition
    2. 1.2 Performance in the Building Domain
    3. 1.3 Outline of the Book
    4. 1.4 Reflections on Building Performance Analysis
    5. 1.5 Summary
    6. 1.6 Key References
  5. Part I: Foundation
    1. 2 Building Performance in Context
      1. 2.1 Building Life Cycle
      2. 2.2 Stakeholders
      3. 2.3 Building Systems
      4. 2.4 Building Performance Challenges
      5. 2.5 Building Performance Context in Current Practice
      6. 2.6 Reflections on the Complexity of the Context
      7. 2.7 Summary
    2. 3 Needs, Functions and Requirements
      1. 3.1 Requirement Specification
      2. 3.2 Requirement Types
      3. 3.3 Functional Requirements
      4. 3.4 Building Functions
      5. 3.5 Stakeholder World Views
      6. 3.6 Building Performance Requirements
      7. 3.7 Building Needs, Functions and Requirements in Current Practice
      8. 3.8 Reflections on Building Performance Requirements
      9. 3.9 Summary
      10. 3.10 Key References
  6. Part II: Assessment
    1. 4 Fundamentals of Building Performance
      1. 4.1 Performance: The Interface between Requirements and Systems
      2. 4.2 Quantifying Performance
      3. 4.3 Experimentation and Measurement
      4. 4.4 Building Performance Metrics, Indicators and Measures
      5. 4.5 Handling and Combining Building Performance
      6. 4.6 Signs of Performance Issues
      7. 4.7 Building Performance in Current Practice
      8. 4.8 Reflections on Working with Building Performance
      9. 4.9 Summary
      10. 4.10 Key References
    2. 5 Performance Criteria
      1. 5.1 Goals, Targets and Ambitions
      2. 5.2 Benchmarks and Baselines
      3. 5.3 Constraints, Thresholds and Limits
      4. 5.4 Performance Categories and Bands
      5. 5.5 Criteria in Current Practice
      6. 5.6 Reflections on Performance Criteria
      7. 5.7 Summary
      8. 5.8 Key References
    3. 6 Performance Quantification
      1. 6.1 Physical Measurement
      2. 6.2 Building Performance Simulation
      3. 6.3 Expert Judgment
      4. 6.4 Stakeholder Evaluation
      5. 6.5 Measurement of Construction Process Performance
      6. 6.6 Building Performance Quantification in Current Practice
      7. 6.7 Reflections on Quantification Methods
      8. 6.8 Summary
      9. 6.9 Key References
    4. 7 Working with Building Performance
      1. 7.1 Examples: Selected Building Performance Analysis Cases
      2. 7.2 Criterion Development
      3. 7.3 Tool and Instrument Configuration
      4. 7.4 Iterative Analysis
      5. 7.5 Building Performance Analysis in Current Practice
      6. 7.6 Reflections on Working with Building Performance
      7. 7.7 Summary
      8. 7.8 Key References
  7. Part III: Impact
    1. 8 Design and Construction for Performance
      1. 8.1 Performance‐Based Design
      2. 8.2 Performance‐Based Design Decisions
      3. 8.3 Tools for Performance‐Based Design
      4. 8.4 Performance Visualization and Communication
      5. 8.5 Construction for Performance
      6. 8.6 Design and Construction for Performance Challenges
      7. 8.7 Reflections on Designing for Performance
      8. 8.8 Summary
      9. 8.9 Key References
    2. 9 Building Operation, Control and Management
      1. 9.1 Building Performance Management and Control
      2. 9.2 Performance Monitoring
      3. 9.3 Fault Detection and Diagnostics
      4. 9.4 Performance Service Companies and Contracts
      5. 9.5 Building Operation, Control and Management Challenges
      6. 9.6 Reflections on Building Automation and Monitoring
      7. 9.7 Summary
      8. 9.8 Key References
    3. 10 High Performance Buildings
      1. 10.1 Existing Definitions for High Performance Buildings
      2. 10.2 Emerging Technologies
      3. 10.3 Smart and Intelligent Buildings
      4. 10.4 High Performance Building Challenges
      5. 10.5 Reflection: A Novel Definition for High Performance Buildings
      6. 10.6 Summary
      7. 10.7 Key References
  8. Epilogue
    1. 11 Emergent Theory of Building Performance Analysis
      1. 11.1 Observations, Explanations, Principles and Hypotheses
      2. 11.2 Suggested Guidelines for Building Performance Analysis
      3. 11.3 Future Challenges
      4. 11.4 Closure
  9. Appendix A: Overview of Building Performance Aspects
  10. Appendix B: Criterion Development Template
  11. Appendix C: Tool/Instrument Configuration Checklist
  12. Appendix D: Measurement Instruments
  13. Glossary
  14. Building Performance Abbreviations
  15. Generic Abbreviations
  16. List of Figures and Tables
    1. Figures
    2. Tables
  17. Symbols and Units
    1. SI base units
    2. Derived units
    3. Symbols often used in the context of buildings
    4. SI prefixes
    5. Imperial units
  18. About the Author
  19. References: Longlist and Secondary Sources
  20. Index
  21. End User License Agreement

Product information

  • Title: Building Performance Analysis
  • Author(s): Pieter de Wilde
  • Release date: July 2018
  • Publisher(s): Wiley-Blackwell
  • ISBN: 9781119341925