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Metrics to Access Design Guidance

TitleMetrics to Access Design Guidance
Publication TypeTechnical Report
Year of Publication2011
AuthorsClevenger, C, Haymaker, J
Date Published02/2011
Publication Languageeng
KeywordsBuilding, Center for Integrated Facility Engineering, CIFE, Design Space, Energy, Framework, Guidance, Metrics, Multidisciplinary Decision-Making, Stanford University, Sustainable Design
AbstractHeightened sustainability concerns and emerging technologies give building professionals the desire and ability to explore more alternatives for more objectives. As design challenges become more complicated, and as strategies become more advanced, the need and opportunity emerges to measure processes and to compare the guidance afforded. Through literature review and industry observations, we synthesize a comprehensive framework of definitions and metrics. We apply the metrics to two industry case studies to illustrate how they help communicate information about challenges, strategies, and explorations present in the domain of energy efficient design. We measure and compare the guidance provided by applying two strategies to one challenge. The ability to measure guidance marks a valuable first step for prescribing design process improvement.
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