The design and operation of sustainable buildings face multiple challenges to meet energy efficiency, indoor air quality and other potentially competing performance goals. Achieving these goals requires the development and application of technologies, such as high performance building envelopes and advanced cooling and ventilating systems (e.g., natural ventilation) and the capability to evaluate their performance as part of a whole building system. Researchers, designers, and other stakeholders need new tools, including advanced building performance modeling capabilities that simultaneously consider multiple performance aspects, robust IAQ and other performance metrics, and measurement methods, sensors, and data to evaluate and verify building performance.
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Building performance simulation; Indoor air quality; Natural ventilation; Measurement methods; Metrics; Sensors; Sustainable buildings;