Recommended Reading on Building Performance



There are many works that deal with different aspects of building performance and its analysis. This list is intended as providing recommendations for people wishing to explore the subject. 


Augenbroe, G., 2011. The role of simulation in performance based building. In: Hensen, J. and R. Lamberts, eds. Building performance simulation for design and operation. Abingdon: Spon Press

Becker, R., 2008. Fundamentals of performance-based building design. Building Simulation, 1 (4), 356-371

Bleil de Souza, C., 2012. Contrasting paradigms of design thinking: the building thermal simulation tool user vs the building designer. Automation in Construction, 22, 112-122

Blyth, A. and J. Worthington, 2010. Managing the brief for better design. Abingdon: Routledge, 2nd edition

Boyce, P. and P. Raynham, 2009. The SLL Lighting Handbook. London: CIBSE Society of Light and Lighting

California Commissioning Collaborative, 2011. The Building Performance Tracking Handbook. California Energy Commission

CIB Working Commission W60, 1982. CIB Report 64: Working with the Performance Approach to Building. Rotterdam: CIB

CIBSE, 2015c. CIBSE AM11: Building performance modelling. London: The Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers, 8th edition.

Cross, N., 2011. Design thinking: understanding how designers think and work. London: Bloomsbury

Eastman, C., P. Teicholz, R. Sacks and K. Liston, 2011. BIM Handbook – A guide to building information modeling. Hoboken: Wiley, 2nd edition

Efficiency Valuation Organization, 2014a. International Performance Measurement and Verification Protocol: Core concepts. Washington DC: Efficiency Valuation Organization

Foliente, C., 2000. Developments in performance-based building codes and standards. Forest Products Journal, 50 (7/8), 12-21

Frankel, M., J. Edelson and R. Colker, 2015. Getting to outcome-based building performance: report from a Seattle Summit on performance outcomes. Vancouver, WA: New Buildings Institute / Washington DC: National Institute of Building Sciences

Gilb, T., 2005. Competitive engineering: a handbook for systems engineering, requirements engineering, and software engineering using planguage. Oxford: Butterworth-Heinemann

Hazelrigg, G.A., 2012. Fundamentals of decision making for engineering design and systems engineering.

Hensel, M., 2013. Performance-oriented architecture: rethinking architectural design and the built environment. Chichester: Wiley

Kalay, Y., 1999. Performance-based design. Automation in Construction, 8 (4), 395-409

Keller, E., 2015. Being an expert witness in geomorphology. Geomorphology, 231, 383-389

Kolarevic, B. and A. Malkawi, eds. 2005. Performative architecture: beyond instrumentality. New York: Spon Press

NIBS, 2008. Assessment to the US Congress and US Department of Energy on high performance buildings. Washington DC: National Institute of Building Science

Pati, D. and G. Augenbroe, 2007. Integrating formalized user experience within building design models. Computer-Aided Civil and Infrastructure Engineering, 22 (2), 117-132

Pérez-Lombard, L., J. Ortiz, R. González and I. Maestre, 2009. A review of benchmarking, rating and labelling concepts with the framework of building energy certification schemes. Energy and Buildings, 41 (3), 272-278

Pohl, K. and C. Rupp, 2015. Requirement Engineering Fundamentals. Santa Barbara: Rocky Nook Inc

Preiser, W. and J. Vischer, eds. 2005. Assessing building performance. Oxford: Butterworth-Heinemann

RAEng, 2013. Smart buildings: people and performance. London: Royal Academy of Engineering

Simon, H.A., 1996. The sciences of the artificial. Cambridge MA: MIT Press, 3rd edition.

Trubiano, 2013. Design and construction of high-performance homes. Abingdon: Routledge

Tufte, E., 2001. The visual display of quantitative information. Cheshire: Graphics Press

de Wilde, P., 2014. The gap between predicted and measured energy performance of buildings: a framework for investigation. Automation in Construction, 41, 40-49










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