New KPIs and tools for planning energy efficient buildings and neighbourhoods

Aapo Huovila, Krzysztof Klobut, Juha Hyvärinen

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    An instrumental approach to design energy efficient buildings within the context of neighbourhood is presented. In the EU project Design4Energy (D4E) a scenario driven approach was used to define the activities that should take place at an early design stage, as well as the actors involved and the tools required to support such activities. Six KPIs and a tool were defined to be used in early design phase to support communication between design team and client. In addition, energy matching was analysed with specific indicators. This paper discusses the methodological approaches, demonstrates how communication between design team and the client can be facilitated using KPIs in different phases and presents specifically how relevant indicators help to achieve possibly high level of sustainability and energy efficiency in the neighbourhood.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 41st IAHS World Congress on Housing, Sustainability and Innovation for the Future
    PublisherInternational Association for Housing Science
    ISBN (Print)978-989-98949-4-5
    Publication statusPublished - 2016
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    Event41st IAHS World Congress - Albufeira, Portugal
    Duration: 13 Sept 201616 Sept 2016


    Conference41st IAHS World Congress


    • indicators
    • KPIs
    • energy efficiency
    • smart Buildings


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