BDA/EN - A Generic Decision Tool Supporting Multiple Simulation Engines

  • Reichard, Georg (Co-Investigator (CoI))

Project: Research project

Project Details


The BDA (Building Design Advisor) software is developed by the Building Technologies Department of the Environmental Energy Technologies Division at Ernest Orlando Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. It addresses the needs of building decision-makers from the initial, schematic phases of building design through the detailed specification of building components and systems. The BDA is built around an object-oriented representation of the building and its context, which is mapped onto the corresponding representations of multiple tools and databases. It then acts as a data manager and process controller, automatically preparing input to simulation tools and integrating their output in ways that support multi-criterion decision making. The current development will offer the integration of a simulation tool based on EN832 for using BDA as a decision-making tool dealing with code compliance as well as a comparison tool among different simulation models.
Effective start/end date1/08/0231/01/05


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