A collaborative platform for sustainable building design based on model integration over the internet

Steven Kraines, Michihisa Koyama, Celine Weber, Toshiharu Ikaga, Tomoyuki Chikamoto, David Wallace, Hiroshi Komiyama

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Considerable potential exists for reducing life cycle environmental impacts of buildings in Japan. While energy consumption during the operation stage of a building's lifetime is usually dominant, indirect energy use and pollutant emissions associated with production and disposal of building materials during construction and demolition are significant. For sustainable building design, interactions between the performance and dynamics of the building structure and energy systems must be considered. A collaborative platform based on the distributed object-based modeling environment, DOME, and a set of component models for sustainable building design analysis is presented. Integration examples of the component models to study particular building designs are described.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)135-161
Number of pages27
JournalInternational Journal of Environmental Technology and Management
Issue number2-3
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Jun 8



  • Buildings
  • Collaboration
  • Design
  • Internet
  • Model integration
  • Simulation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Engineering
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law

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